- Review: The Last Witch
- Series: Incenage #1
- Author: Debbie Dee
- No of Pages: 246
- Release Date: Published September 12th 2012 by Dolce Books
- Rating: 5/5!
For generations the Incenaga Witches have been forced to use their power to fulfill the wishes of others until they are drained of their magic and left to die. Desperate to protect his infant daughter – the last surviving witch – Emmeline’s father escapes with her to the forests where he vows to keep her hidden from the world and from the truth.
Sixteen years later, Emmeline is discovered and finds herself in the grip of a traitor who will stop at nothing to get what he wants, even if it means abusing her power until she dies. As she fights to regain her freedom she is faced with a choice between a prince who offers a lifetime of security and a common gamekeeper who has no idea of her power, but offers his heart.
But who can she trust when her power can be used against her?
Ok, firstly, I couldn’t stop reading this. I stayed up until 2 am trying to get to the end and hoping that this was going to be a part of a series.
Secondly, the ending was fabulous. I don’t normally talk about endings at the beginning of my reviews but it was so good that it could have been the end of the story. No cliff hanger. But I so want to know more about Emmeline! I was very pleased to find out that this is book one! YAY!
Ok, now for the characters, Emmeline is fabulous. She doesn’t know anything about being a witch or having powers so as she learns, we learn. You only get tid bits here and there about the Incenaga and why she is the last and why they can be so dangerous.
The BIG part of the book I was able to guess at. There are some things that hint to something that happens nearly at the end, but I was able to figure this portion out. Normally, if you’re able to guess at such a huge part, maybe you wouldn’t be interested in continuing to read, but the way this was written, I just couldn’t stop. I wanted to know if I was right. I was but even when I got to the part that validated my guess, it made me want to continue. Now, I have to say, I’m sorry for the intrigue! But really, I don’t want to spoil this for anyone! The story was well worth finding out what was happening.
Sadly for Emmeline, she feels as if she can’t trust anyone and this distrust just builds as the story continues. It’s amazing how the plot builds and the stress builds! I found myself wondering how she was going to get out of the messes she found herself in, but Emmeline is a brilliant gal and a fabulously written character. I love every bit of her.
Erick also added quite a bit to the story. He was the one that I hoped she could trust above all. But even with him, you’re left being curious as to what exactly his intentions are. He is my favorite character but you don’t know if he or if anyone else is on Emmeline’s side until the very end!
As I said above, the ending is wonderful, but these characters leave you wanting to know more, even after the story is finished. I can not wait for book two! Absolutely brilliant writing! I’m definitely a fan of Debbie Dee’s!
Debbie Dee recently moved to southern Idaho with her husband and three children where she is learning how to be a country girl in her favorite pair of blue heels. She adores fairy tales and happy endings, but secretly crushes on the bad guy now and then. As a dedicated musician who practices way too much, she never expected writing would sweep her off her feet until she jotted down a scene from a daydream, which turned into two scenes, which turned into a messy house and her first novel. Since then she hasn’t been able to let a day go by without writing.