Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Review: Mark of the Witch by Maggie Shayne


Mark of the Witch was a good story but sometimes it got confusing about who was talking. Thier was a lot of swearing too.
The characters all had lived before. The story jumps from back and forth between what happened thier and whats happening this time around. Who is evil and who is good.
Father Dom hated witches. His goal is to stop the witch from freeing the demon.
The Demon would come and destroy life. Father Dom had helped raise Tom since he was 10 and ordained him to help stop the witch.
Father Tom was having a crisis in faith and did not know if he wanted to stay a Father. He had requested to be released but he would help Father Tom with this last mission.
Rayne Blackwood is a Wiccan high priestess and trusts Thomas.
Indira has given up being a solitary witch, She has lost her faith. Then she dreams she is being sacrificed and her love betrays her and pushes her off the cliff. Her two sisters are with her and they have a plan in place. Only trouble is she has dark hair and dark eyes and dressed like she was in a harem. She wakes up from the dream that seams so real with marks on her wrists where she was tied up. Indira calls Rayne for help.
Indie does not know whats going on or what is happening to her.
Father Dom seems to know that Indie needs to find amulet and take it to a portal by certain time and date to help free the demon. She has to be stopped and the amulet destroyed for good.
Father Tomas sees Indie on a video of her with dark eyes defeating someone. Then he sees her on the roof of her building where she could fall off. Her back has been whipped strips of her flesh torn away and bleeding. He gets her back to her apartment and before he can do much Indie wakes up. He tells her what he found then pauses her back is healing. Rayne jumps up and sees it disappearing plus a tatooe on her back is fading.
Indie feels a strong attraction to father Thomas and realizes he might be her soul mate and he might have killed her in a past life.
The novel is full of drama and suspense and keeps your interest till the end.
But I just did not feel connected to the characters and lost in thier world at all.
I will read the next novel in the Portal series and see what is happening next.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
Pub. Harlequin Imprint Harlequin MIRA; Original edition (September 18, 2012) 400 pages

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