My next selection is a novel that is filled with witches, betrayals and secrets. A witch hunter accused of being a witch herself is the intriguing premise behind this much buzzed about debut.
Just check out this Goodreads synopsis and you'll see exactly why I added this one to my most anticipated list....
The magic and suspense of Graceling meet the political intrigue and unrest of Game of Thrones in this riveting fantasy debut.This seems tailor made for those who love history, magic, and a blending of many elements into one awesome sounding story!
Elizabeth Grey is one of the king's best witch hunters, devoted to rooting out witchcraft and doling out justice. When she's accused of being a witch herself, Elizabeth is arrested and sentenced to die at the stake. Salvation comes from a man she thought was her enemy. Nicholas Perevil, the most powerful wizard in the kingdom, offers her a deal: he will save her from execution if she can track down the person who laid a deadly curse on him.
As she's thrust into the world of witches, ghosts, pirates, and all-too-handsome healers, Elizabeth is forced to redefine her ideas of right and wrong, of friends and enemies, and of love and hate.
I got Virginia to make some tea, share where in history she would travel, and spill a secret or two. A huge thank you to her for answering these questions.
1 Describe The Witch Hunter in Twitter format (140 characters or less)
The only girl in the king's elite group of witch hunters is framed for being a witch, finding freedom with the world's most wanted wizard.
2 If someone were to make a tea flavour in honour of your book, what might be included?
A mix of English Breakfast and Lapsang Souchong for something classic and comfortable, yet different and fun.
3 Can you share a secret about your book (either it's world, it's characters, or something that helped inspire the story)?
All of the villages, castles, and cities in The Witch Hunter are named after Tube stops on the London Underground.
4 If you could travel to anywhere, in any time period, when and where would you want travel?
London, England during the Tudor period, specifically 1533 to see Anne Boleyn become queen.
5 What three things do you need while revising?
Chapstick, green tea or water, and Pandora radio.
6 If possible, please share the first line of The Witch Hunter. (only answer if not too spoilery).
“I stand at the edge of the crowded square, watching the executioners light the pyres.”
Heck yes to traveling to when Anne Boleyn was crowned Queen. I would have to come along on this journey..
Be sure to check back later on during the event for a chance to win a copy of The Witch Hunter (or any of my featured titles).
You can follow Virginia Boecker on Twitter, visit her official website, and learn more about the book from the publisher website.
Do you like books about witches? What do you think should be included in a good witch story? Let me know in the comments.