Saturday, October 11, 2014

Witchling by Yasmine Galenorn

Here is another story about the modern magic underworld with the D’Artigo sisters. You have Camille, the main character, who has magic powers that seem to go on the fritz at times. Then there is Deliah, who can shape shift into a cat for example when she is upset. And finally, you have Menolly, who is considered part of the evil underworld since she is a vampire. 

Other than the fact that this is a story about three sisters, I guess you would say that there is no relation to the hit TV series that I really enjoyed called Charmed. The sisters in this case work for the OIA otherwise known as the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. Their job is to make sure that evil monsters don’t invade earth through the portal that is part of the Wayfarer inn. One of these groups is called Shadow Wing. 

As a story, it seems like a murder mystery in the beginning since there is a murder but as the book moves along, it’s not based on clues or finding out who the killer is. That seems evident in the story and the three sisters have to battle evil monsters in order to make sure that this doesn’t happen again. 

I think my biggest complaint about this book is that there are just too many characters, whether it be the monsters, or the men that Camille seems to be interested in. It becomes hard to follow when there are at least three men that she is interested in and two of them seem to be at odds with each other and the third one is just joining in at the end. Again, these men have powers as well which make the story even harder to follow as it moves a long. 

You can say that there is a lot of suspense though since there are a lot of battles with these monsters. It’s hard to say what the outcome will be and in some cases, it’s not always predictable since there are casualties. That helped to move the story along in any case. 

As the first book in the series, I would say that this book is better than other books that have been written by other women who write in this genre. I would have gone to five stars if there wasn’t so many characters but in any case, I’ll still give this book four stars. 

Ron Hummer

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