Review: The King Slayer

Posted August 25, 2016 by Emily in Review / 1 Comment

Review: The King SlayerThe King Slayer by Virginia Boecker
Series: The Witch Hunter #2
Published by Little on June 14th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Pages: 368
Series Rating: five-stars
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“I think, in time, you’ll either be my greatest mistake or my greatest victory.”
Former witch hunter Elizabeth Grey is hiding within the magically protected village of Harrow, evading the price put on her head by Lord Blackwell, the usurper king of Anglia. Their last encounter left Blackwell ruined, but his thirst for power grows stronger every day. He’s readying for a war against those who would resist his rule—namely Elizabeth and the witches and wizards she now calls her allies.
Having lost her stigma, a magical source of protection and healing, Elizabeth’s strength is tested both physically and emotionally. War always means sacrifice, and as the lines between good and evil blur once more, Elizabeth must decide just how far she’ll go to save those she loves.

What a way to end a series. I absolutely adored The Witch Hunter, and The King Slayer did not disappoint. I successfully avoided my responsibilities and read it in a day…and it was totally worth it. As always, the characters are incredible and watching them change throughout this duology was a joy. We see characters face challenges they never could have foreseen and navigating situations they never thought they’d face. My only complaint is the outcome for one King Malcolm (who I thought got off wayyyyy too easily). But the rest of the characters and the heart-racing plot made that issue minuscule. In fact, I almost forgot to mention it. Personally, throughout the book, I fell even more in love with Fifer and Schuyler. Seriously, I think they might be my new OTP. (Which made the release of the novella detailing their story even more exciting!). Overall, The King Slayer was an incredibly satisfying end to The Witch Hunter world, and it’s left me crossing my fingers for another adventure in this world sometime soon.

What do you think?

Have you read The King Slayer? What did you think? Did you prefer the The Witch Hunter or The King Slayer?


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