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The Black Witch: An Epic Fantasy Novel (utgåvan 2017)

av Laurie Forest (Författare)

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Elloren Gardner is the granddaughter of the last prophesied Black Witch, Carnissa Gardner, who drove back the enemy forces and saved the Gardnerian people during the Realm War. But while she is the absolute spitting image of her famous grandmother, Elloren is utterly devoid of power in a society that prizes magical ability above all else. When she is granted the opportunity to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an apothecary, Elloren joins her brothers at the prestigious Verpax University to embrace a destiny of her own, free from the shadow of her grandmother's legacy. But she soon realizes that the university, which admits all manner of people --including the fire-wielding, winged Icarals, the sworn enemies of all Gardnerians --is a treacherous place for the granddaughter of the Black Witch. As evil looms on the horizon and the pressure to live up to her heritage builds, everything Elloren thought she knew will be challenged and torn away. Her best hope of survival may be among the most unlikely band of misfits --if only she can find the courage to trust those she's been taught to hate and fear.… (mer)
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Titel:The Black Witch: An Epic Fantasy Novel
Författare:Laurie Forest (Författare)
Info:Harlequin Teen (2017), Edition: Original, 608 pages
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This was terrible.
Poorly written.
Yes it's racist.
If white people require this kind of hand holding to understand racism, I guess I understand why the orange twitterbitch is president.
Yikes. ( )
  LoisSusan | Dec 10, 2020 |
Too much exposition. ( )
  Kalal | May 27, 2020 |
Raised by an eccentric uncle in the backwoods, Elloren is swept away by her aunt to meet high society and begin her studies at the reputable University. True to any college experience, it forces her to look beyond her narrow racial and religious prejudices to critically approach history and take an interest in the tense political climate.

Characters fall into traditional roles: the steadfast friend, the spiteful enemy, and the forbidden love, to name a few. This makes their development and the general plot pretty predictable. Still, Elloren's newfound friends are so genuine and open in supporting or criticizing one another that one can't help loving them.

Overall, the Black Witch is a fun introduction to what promises to be an intense adventure. It was interesting to read, and some scenes were powerful in their emotion and riveting in detail. Looking back at the end of the book, it all felt like the lead up to something more, not a story in itself.

If you are frustrated by wishy-washy or emotional protagonists, Elloren might be hard to handle.

Fun fact: Rafe is my hero, hands down favorite. I would want him as a bro. ( )
  Pascale1812 | Apr 16, 2020 |
Oh My God, though it was a slow beginning - the wicked are truly wicked and the good, well not so good. This is an awesome story ( though the beginning was slower than a snail on a turtle and it’s ending was a huge “HELL YEAH “! My favorite individual is the dean of the university. ( )
  MrNattania72 | Mar 17, 2020 |
I started out unsure how I felt about this, but I really ended up loving it. I enjoy the different characters and their races, and I am really looking forward to their adventures in the next book! ( )
  Linyarai | Feb 16, 2020 |
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Elloren Gardner is the granddaughter of the last prophesied Black Witch, Carnissa Gardner, who drove back the enemy forces and saved the Gardnerian people during the Realm War. But while she is the absolute spitting image of her famous grandmother, Elloren is utterly devoid of power in a society that prizes magical ability above all else. When she is granted the opportunity to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an apothecary, Elloren joins her brothers at the prestigious Verpax University to embrace a destiny of her own, free from the shadow of her grandmother's legacy. But she soon realizes that the university, which admits all manner of people --including the fire-wielding, winged Icarals, the sworn enemies of all Gardnerians --is a treacherous place for the granddaughter of the Black Witch. As evil looms on the horizon and the pressure to live up to her heritage builds, everything Elloren thought she knew will be challenged and torn away. Her best hope of survival may be among the most unlikely band of misfits --if only she can find the courage to trust those she's been taught to hate and fear.

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