"A fantastic conclusion to a great series!"
Isadora is without her sisters for the first time in her
life, and a slave in the Emperor Sebestyen's strange and
formidable palace. Having killed two men, she finds her
magic all but gone. Acting as Empress Liane's personal
witch, she decides to choose to protect Liane in order to
try and regain the power she has lost.
Having lost her first husband Willym to the Fyne Curse,
Isadora refuses to ever love another man. However when
Lucan Hern from the Circle of Bacwyr visits the palace,
Isadora becomes Sebestyens pawn. Forced to go to Lucan bed,
it is his gentleness that eventually melts the hard shell
around her heart, but she dare not fall in love for Isadora
doesn't think she could survive loosing another man to the
The rebels are growing stronger and threaten the safety of
the Empress Liane and her unborn children. Having sworn to
protect her, Isadora hopes to be able to help her deliver
the children and then sneak out of the place. Only getting
thrown into the pit of Level thirteen changes her plans as
well as Lucans.
Lucan is at the palace for dual reasons: first to decide if
his brother should be able to marry his pregnant mistress
and secondly but the more important reason, to regain the
Star of Bacwyr -- and he thinks he has found it on
Linda Winstead Jones has written an awesome conclusion to
the WITCH sisters trilogy. In the final installment, she
still masterfully juggles the lives of the three sisters as
well as the events around Liane who has become a very
important character to me.
Emperor Sebestyen surprised me as a character the way he
developed into a person. I would actually like Liane to
have her own story, but this may just be wishful thinking
of a reader.
Isadora has had a lot of tragedy in her life as well as the
responsibility of her two younger sisters. She is a very
strong woman, and I think that being forced to do the will
of another was probably good for her because she ended up
with Lucan. A man, strong of character who wanted her to
really come to him of her own free will so he didn't abuse
her. Instead he was able to reawaken Isadora as a woman
rather than just a living human.
THE STAR WITCH was an excellent book in a fantastic series.
Honestly, I think my favorite was the second book, but that
may also have something to do with the fact that this is
the end and I don't like having a good story reach its
conclusion! I would highly recommend reading this trilogy
in order because each book does build one the previous.
Posted March 2, 2006
Reviewed by Cynthia Eckert
Posted November 20, 2006