Brusenna thought it was finished.
She defeated the Dark Witch, saving the Haven Witches from imprisonment and death. She found love and a place to belong.
She was wrong.
Haven is not the sanctuary it appears to be. Even love is in danger of slipping away like water through cupped hands.
Some things can't be saved.
A new threat merges with the old as the Witches’ dark history begins to catch up with them. Only Brusenna knows the extent of the danger and how to stop it, though doing so might cost her everything.
Including her life.
Will Brusenna be required to make the ultimate sacrifice?
The night was so deep the shadows seemed to bleed darkness. Senna glanced toward the hidden sky, searching for the moon that would not come. Not tonight. Even the strongest starlight was strangled by the dense canopy of trees. The temporary blindness was frightening, but it ensured no one would notice her slipping away.
With each step she took, the roar of the waterfall grew louder. Finally, she reached the staircase carved into the side of the cliff. Mindful of the slippery steps, she climbed upward until her muscles burned and sweat broke across her skin despite the chill.
When she’d crested the top and crossed the bleak expanse, she glanced at the frothing sea far below. Sea spray misted her skin. She faced westward, towards the distant land of Tarten. Closing her eyes, she cast her senses across the vast ocean, searching and feeling the faraway echoes of the Four Sisters—Earth, Water, Plants, and Sunlight. She concentrated until she could hear their pain, an aching melody.
Senna’s tears started again, wetting the salty tracks already on her cheeks. At night, her dreams haunted her. Dreams of a withered land and a dying people. With all the strength she had, she sang.
Let not the curse of Witches
Destroy a land of natural riches.
Plants, preserve life in thy roots,
Seeds sleep in earth, send forth no shoots
Until the Witches shall disperse
This terrible and unjust curse.
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ISBN: 0985739401 (ISBN13: 9780985739409)
Amber Argyle grew up with three brothers on a cattle ranch in the Rocky Mountains. She spent hours riding horses, roaming the mountains, and playing in her family’s creepy barn. This environment fueled her imagination for writing high fantasy.
She has worked as a short order cook, janitor, and staff member in a mental institution. All of which has given her great insight into the human condition and has made for some unique characters.
She received her bachelor’s degree in English and Physical Education from Utah State Uiversity.
She currently resides in Utah with her husband and three small children.
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In book two, Brusenna is a witch apprentice and is residing in Haven with her mother. She has much to learn much to learn. Yet her Witch Song is stronger than any of the others in Haven.
Senna keeps sensing change and hears singing no one else hears. She is in danger, someone is wanting to abduct her and one attempt left her with a knot on her head and her hand cut badly enough to need stitches. A man she did not even know was now dead by her hands while defending herself. This does not sit well with Senna.
Her Mother is always upset with her about something. Some of the other witches do not have much patience with Senna either. She is a difficult student.
Their Haven has been put in danger. If she were in charge she would change many things for Haven. One very important change would be to combine their strengths with that of the Guardians. As things were now men were not allowed in Haven unless ordered or by invitation from the Head witch. If she were Head things would definitely be different.
Senna has many worries and questions:
- Who was trying to abduct her?
- Why is there so much hatred towards the witches of Haven?
- Does she really belong in Haven?
- Is there a traitor among the witches in Haven?
- Who can she trust other than Joshen, the man she loves?
This was a high action book for me a little out of my genre. The author has a great skill for writing and keeping the reader guessing and on edge. She created so many interesting characters in the Witch Born.
At times it was difficult to keep up with who was who, names, rank and gift of the characters. But that is what made for a very good read.
I was worried that since I was so anxious for book two to be released that I might be let down. Not!
It was well worth all the anxiety of waiting.
I highly recommend this book.
I rated this book 5 out of 5.
I received a free arc digital copy of this book from the author via Smashwords. I was in no way compensated for this review it is my own opinion.