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Witch's Knight (The Bloodline Chronicles #1) by Evelyn Silver


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Sarai Reinhart is a witch in hiding. Having inherited rare dual gifts of healing and necromancy from her late Jewitch mother and cruel German father, she needs to be constantly on her guard to avoid those who would use her.


But even a skilled witch cannot run from everyone. After a mental breakdown sees her turn a mouse into a zombie, she is captured by an organization of witch hunters. To her great surprise, salvation arrives in the form of vampires and one vampire in particular: the beautiful and deadly Knight Commander Marcelle. Sarai is brought to the local vampire kingdom's seat of power, a place no witch has seen and survived, and finds herself falling for her rescuer. Can she trust the vampire woman when Sarai's blood holds secrets that could change the occult world forever?

With a delicate touch, the vampire pinched the plastic tube with her nails and severed it. The end still connected to Sarai's body spurt with each beat of her frightened heart, while the other end dropped limp and began to drip onto the floor to mingle with the blood of the dead scientist. The vampire brought the end of the connected tube up to her lips like a straw, and Sarai's gut twisted as she felt the liquid pulled from her body at a much faster rate. It made her fingertips feel cold.

"Do you mind not sucking my blood while I'm trying to have a conversation with you?" Sarai demanded. "It's rude."

The vampire paused, blinked, and then laughed as she lowered the makeshift straw. "Please do forgive me, little witch," she said, her voice heavy with mockery. "I wouldn't want to be accused of rudeness. If we're being so polite, why don't you tell me who you are?"

Sarai pursed her lips. "Let me out of this chair, and maybe I will."


Content warning for Witch's Knight: This book is intended for adult audiences due to subject matter pertaining to sexual situations, mention of child loss, violence, attempted assault, and lots of very delicious blood. Reader discretion is advised.

4 out of 5 (very good)

Independent Reviewer for Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!


Here's the thing, right? I DNF'ed this book, 2 years ago, and I cannot for the life of me figure out why!


I really REALLY liked this book! It starts off with a zombie mouse, and then runs away with itself!


Sarai is a witch, with dual power. She is in hiding from her father. When vigilanties hunting both vampire and witch find her, she is saved by a vampire. Marcelle is second in command to the vampire king, Setanta. Who wants to use Sarai to form an alliance to fight said vigilanties.


This is wonderfully written, starting off fast and furious and not letting up. Mostly from Sarai's point of view, with Marcelle having the other voice, it really was a great read. It is quite dark in some places, with a slightly deranged witch doing despicable things to Marcelle that is on page, but I do feel that it is needed.


The smexy times between Marcelle and Sarai are not explicit, but they are steamy.


But the thing is: I can't see where this is going, nor how it's going to end. And it's frustrating!  Sarai and Marcelle have a relationship here, and Marcelle (along with most vampires, if not all) are NOT monogamous, but the relationship between Marcelle and Setanta takes a back seat to Sarai and Marcelle. I think I would have liked a bit more of Setanta, either as a voice or with Marcelle. He's an interesting character! So, I've no idea if Sarai will end up with Marcelle, or someone else, or no one, because her father might get her!


So, the book ends on a bit of a cliff hanger, with Sarai being confined to the vampire stronghold. Not quite a kindle-throwing cliff hanger but nearly!

I have book 2, Midnight Fear to read next, which is the conclusion of this storyline.


4 very VERY good stars


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* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book; the comments here are my honest opinion. *

Evelyn Silver lives in Florida with her husband, their son, and their two cats. She has a BFA in English and enjoys a variety of hobbies including belly dancing and singing opera. She is an Own Voices writer, spinning tales of polyamorous and bisexual paranormal romance. Evelyn sews her own clothes (poorly) and somehow manages to kill every plant she ever tries to take care of.


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