Witch Rising (Witch Song #2.5)

Rated 4.00/5 based on 2 reviews
A ship burns, sinking into the dark sea. There is only one survivor—a child hunted for the power of her song. Hidden away on an isolated island, Lilette buries her power deep, convinced it caused the deaths of those she loves.

But when her secret is revealed, all that can save her is her song. It’s time to rise up and become what she was always meant to be: the most powerful witch ever born. More
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About Amber Argyle

Bestselling author Amber Argyle writes young-adult fantasies where the main characters save the world (with varying degrees of success) and fall in love (with the enemy). Her award-winning books have been translated into numerous languages and praised by such authors as NYT bestsellers David Farland and Jennifer A. Nielsen.

Amber grew up on a cattle ranch and spent her formative years in the rodeo circuit and on the basketball court. She graduated cum laude from Utah State University with a degree in English and physical education, a husband, and a two-year-old. Since then, she and her husband have added two more children, which they are actively trying to transform from crazy small people into less-crazy larger people. She's fluent in all forms of sarcasm, loves hiking and traveling, and believes spiders should be relegated to horror novels where they belong.

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About the Series: Witch Song
A rich and compelling fairytale of magic and dark controlling forces that gives a unique twist to witchcraft and witches . . . Argyle's ability to create a world in which the power of song is used to create magic, is not only masterful but brilliantly clever. ~Suz, Book Reviewer

For centuries, a war has been fought—one that has nearly wiped out the Witches. Without their magical songs, the seasons are breaking apart and the boundaries of nature have splintered.

Two women are all that stand between the world and utter destruction. One must pave the way, the other must take up the fight, and both must choose betwee

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Review by: Babel Tower on Dec. 26, 2013 :
I am awed by the sheer intensity of emotion that can be found in this very short story. Forty pages full of drama and pain. This tale tells about the making of tragedy and revenge, the making of a reluctant witch who cannot hide from her power. Lilette has barely escaped from death along with her parents. Betrayal plunges her into an even worse nightmare and not even her voice can save those who fight for her. It is the mingling of words and music that become a powerful, deadly weapon sought after by many. Despite all she's lost, despite the kindness of one wise stranger, she grows into a woman who yearns for freedom and family. No fate stays dormant forever, thus tragedy strikes again but she vows to prevail.
I loved it! From the very first page, this story is powerfully written and emotional. It promises such a great world that I will definitely explore in the author's longer novels. I feel very drawn to a power harnessed to a singing voice that runs on the female side. Lilette suffers deeply and becomes riddled with strong convictions and hurts. I was genuinely moved when so many bad things happened to her family, and how heart-wrenching it was for her. Also later on when Lilette connects with someone else who has suffered greatly and offers his help knowing all the time how it will all end. So beautiful and sad at the same time. I'm sure there is a lot of adventure, hardship and passion lying in Lilette's future. The best ingredients for a great story, no doubt.
(reviewed 12 days after purchase)
Review by: Janet Padowsky on Dec. 12, 2013 :
I would definitely recommend this story to people who like fantasy with dramatic scenes and intense storylines. The emotions were very strong in this book and a driving force that keeps you reading. I gave it 4/5 because I personally enjoy light-hearted stories more, but that is only a personal preference and was a great read regardless!
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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