Published: July 7, 2009
Links: Anderson’s Bookshop (my local indie)
Amazon (available as Kindle edition)
Audiobook borrowed from library
Synopsis from Goodreads
WHAT THE CAHORS witches thought was the end of their troubles was only the beginning. A threat more powerful and more frightening than anything they have faced has been watching and waiting. The Cahors witches must come together and find Jer and Eli as both the Deveraux and the Cahors family lines face eradication.
All the secrets of the Cahors will be revealed, forcing them to overcome their greatest weaknesses in order to achieve their most powerful strengths. And only united do they have any chance at victory. Before the end, sacrifices will be made, alliances forged, and old friends lost forever.
I was really looking forward to this final book in the Witch Series! After four books of Holly and Jer not getting together I was anticipating a love story that would floor me. Unfortunately, that’s not really the direction this book took.
In Resurrection, Holly’s coven is split yet again: Holly has followed Alex to eradicate evil covens across the globe while Nicole and Amanda find themselves in Scarborough in the castle that Nicole inherits from her dead (and despised) husband. Introduced into the series now is the story of Elijah and Nicolette, the Cahor and Deveraux ancestors over whom the blood feud between these two families erupted. Also, the story of Merlin, hinted at in the previous books, also comes into greater prominence. And while both of these storylines are interesting, for me they just muddled the story.
Because of the divergence from the main plot of the previous books, this one fell flat for me. I still loved the characters (and I particularly enjoyed how the authors wove the song Scarborough Fair into Nicolette and Elijah’s storyline) but I felt like too many new plot points had been introduced. And the over the top fight scenes between Merlin et al. and the Tri-Covens just didn’t do it for me. And when we finally get to see Holly and Jer together, it’s not the searing love I was expecting, but something hobbled. *sadpanda*
This is still a good story but I don’t feel it lives up to it’s potential.
As with the other four books in this series, Cassandra Morris did a great job, especially with the enormous cast of characters in this book.
As I said last week, Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguié have a new series out, Crusade, that looks very interesting indeed. I just picked it up from the library and I’m looking forward to seeing what these great authors bring me in their new collaboration!
And….of course, this book is one of our audiobook reviews, so I’ll take this opportunity to remind you about our year-long challenge which started earlier this month:
If you haven’t signed up yet, you can do so here! All year long, we’ll be doing reviews of audiobooks we listen to and hosting monthly give-aways for anyone who joins the challenge and posts their audiobook reviews in our Mr. Linky post (you can find January’s post here). This month’s give-away is your choice of one of three audiobooks:
So definitely check that out. Just click on the challenge icon above and you’ll be taken to the post that gives you all the information you need.
Now go and get lost…in a book!