Tuesday, September 4, 2012

ARC Review: Mark Of The Witch

Mark of the Witch (The Portal, #1)

Title: Mark Of The Witch
Author: Maggie Shayne
Release Date: September 18th 2012
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA
Source: ARC from NetGalley
Format: Paperback
Pages: 400 pages

Summary from Goodreads:

From New York Times bestselling author Maggie Shayne comes the first novel in her thrilling new trilogy, THE PORTAL She was born to save what he is sworn to destroy...

A lapsed Wiccan, Indira Simon doesn't believe in magic anymore. But when strange dreams of being sacrificed to an ancient Babylonian god have her waking up with real rope burns on her wrists, she's forced to acknowledge that she may have been too hasty in her rejection of the unknown. Then she meets mysterious and handsome Father Tomas. Emerging from the secrecy of an obscure Gnostic sect, he arrives with stories of a demon, a trio of warrior witches-and Indira's sacred calling. Yet there's something even Tomas doesn't know, an inescapable truth that will force him to choose between saving the life of the woman he's come to love-and saving the world.


What do you get when you throw together a witch and a priest?

One hell of a sexy good time!

Mark of the Witch was an amazing read. It is different from any other book I have ever read. I really enjoyed seeing people from different religions being thrown together. It was incredible fun!

Indira is a witch that had given up on her faith years ago but now she is having these nightmares that are becoming more and more real. They are so real that they are now leaving evidence as injuries marked in her skin. She turns to her old high priestess for advice. Her friend sends her help in the form of a priest.

Father Tomas is a priest that has been chosen to stop a demon from entering this world. He must do this by finding and stopping a witch. Little does he know just how difficult his journey will be.

Both Indira and Father Tomas bring a friend with them to try to stop the demon and it seems like everyone kind of hated everyone else. It was great! Father Tomas brings Father Dom who has gone a bit crazy. He hates witches and is convinced that they are all doomed to the fiery depths of hell. Indria brings Lady Rayne who turns out to have a few secrets of her own. All of the characters in this novel are a little crazy but it made for one fun and exciting read!

I loved this book so much that I couldn't put it down. Indira and Father Tomas' connection is epic. they were meant to be together and while the reader can see it from the very beginning it was great to watch it all play out for them.

I look forward to the next book in this trilogy!


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