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Witch's Reign (The Desert Cursed Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
They think her an underdog against impossible odds… And she will fight tooth and nail to prove them wrong.
The first in the plot twisting, heart pounding, magic riddled, USA Today bestselling Desert Cursed series.
The Witch’s Reign…a land of eternal, unnatural winter ruled by the Ice Witch. In turn she is guarded by three supernatural creatures who wander her lands hunting for unwary souls, killing any who cross their paths.
To get to the Witch’s Reign, you first must pass through the Dragon’s Ground. Full of dragons, who for the record, do not like trespassers.
This is where I am headed, though my mentor has forbidden me.
My best friend was sent with a team into the Witch’s Reign to recover a powerful jewel that belongs to our mentor, and they are long overdue to come back.
That leaves me, Zamira “Reckless” Wilson to go after my friend. Forbidden or not.
Throw in a sentient magical weapon that tries to kill me every time I touch it, and a small dragon that has a penchant for Shakespearean insults, and you’ve got my journey in a nutshell.
May the sands of the desert swallow me whole because this is going to be a damn bumpy ride.
If you like KF Breene, Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs, Faith Hunter, Jaymin Eve, Kelley Armstrong, Kim Harrison, or Shayne Silvers, you won’t want to miss Mayer’s books!
The Desert Cursed Series should only be read by people who can root for an underdog, have a good sense of humor, a love for high paced action, and like a blend of magic that even a Muggle could love. With over half a million copies sold, when you indulge in the Desert Cursed series, you’re in good company.
The dynamic between Zam, Lila the dragon, and Maks the human is fantastic. The banter is hilarious, especially when they begin to sling insults at each other!
In Witch's Reign, we have a wonderful underdog story that is fast-paced and full of action, and who doesn't love an underdog? Or in this case cat!
The story is rich with texture and language. You won't it to end!
From the Author
The Venom Trilogy- Complete
1. Venom and Vanilla
2. Fangs and Fennel
3.Hisses and Honey
The Desert Cursed Series
1. Witch's Reign
2. Dragon's Ground Coming April 13, 2018
3. Jinn's Dominion Coming June 12, 2018
- ASIN : B0778ZCG8Z
- Publisher : Hijinks Ink Publishing (January 30, 2018)
- Publication date : January 30, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 4940 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 370 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #6,497 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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The story takes the unlikely duo through the Dragon territory, and on to the winter lands of the Ice Witch. They have to work together to defeat many enemies, and survive the landscape they are thrust into. They also pick up a friend along the way.
This book is a must read as the humor is hysterical! Lots of one liners and fun and action packed scenarios. There are a lot of references to Shannon Mayer's other stories such as Venom Trilogy, Rylee series, and the Phoenix series. I loved finding these little references that were so craftily placed in the story. You don't need to have read any of her other books to enjoy this one though, so it's a good stand alone read as well.
So pick this book up. If you like action and adventure with a humorous side, this book will fit the bill!
Witch’s Reign by Shannon Mayer is an epic fantasy adventure that will have you reading until the book is finished. Witch’s Reign is the first book in Shannon Mayer’s new Desert Cursed Series. This book is an epic triumph. Zamira, Zam to her friends, is a strong character with a sassy mouth that will have you turning the pages non-stop. I love the way that this story unfolds. The author loads us up with questions and surprises. It’s fantastic! Zamira is an underdog, because of her curses that ride her, but she is always there for the underdog as well. I love the various characters and how engaging they are. We are introduced to Zamira and those around her first. The story focuses on her and them, but then there are other characters that the story branches of to as well. I love this unexpected surprise when it comes up.
There is nothing that I dislike about this book. It’s professionally edited and the storyline flows beautifully. I love the character development and I like the flashbacks that the author gives us. They are in the perfect moments to give us information that we wanted and needed. The author keeps the reader engaged from start to finish.
I am rating this book 5 out of 5 stars. I absolutely loved this book! I couldn’t put it down. I love the twists, the surprises and the amazing characters. This book does end on a cliffhanger, so be forewarned. It’s not a major cliffhanger but it is one that will have you literally craving the next book. I can’t wait to read it! If you are a fan of Shannon Mayer then you absolutely must read this book! You will not be disappointed!
Enough with the soapbox. This is a good story, a strong protagonist, and an interesting if depressing world. I still recommend the book.
Look forward to the next book to learn what other characters are not what they seem.
Top reviews from other countries
I liked the female heroine, Zamira, she is fierce of heart though she lacks self belief due her differences from her family. She has an unrelenting need to help those who can't help themselves even if it's likely to cause her end!!!
I've only rated this book 3.5 stars as it feels like I was reading a book that was part way into a series. Things we're discussed, about her marriage for instance, that wasn't a part of this book. It left me feeling I'd missed out on a previous book 😟
Overall this was a fast paced & interesting tale that kept me turning the pages. It REALLY picked up once Lila came on the scene 👍
Debbie, 1970, UK
That all said, I will be buying the next one and I am sure I will fall in love/hate more with all the characters. Shannon is a fabulous writer and I would encourage everyone to read the book and form their own opinions
I didn’t expect this story. Such an original idea and setting.
I love the characters and really want to see how the story continues in the next book.