Review: The Familial Witch by Bri Clark

Published: 2/2011
Format: eBook (Review)

Book Blurb

Lucien Lemione the clan leader of the feared and revered Eternals is faced with the ultimate betrayal. His second in command for two centuries has not only created the most grievous of offenses but also commissioned the creation of liquid silver. When poisoned by this toxin, an immortal suffers a fate much worse than death, frozen in an internal prison. After being wounded when found spying, he hides deep within the eerie woods that encircle the Triad Mountains. Desperate and in pain, he prays to an offended mother goddess for help. Her answer: a woman, but not just any woman. A witch.

After losing her entire coven at the hands of the Eternals, Aisleen is the last of her kind. She retreats from the world to Trinity Forest where she is giving the opportunity of a lifetime, or perhaps a test of principles. It’s there she discovers the man she heals is the Eternal that wiped out her people. Although she is bound as a healer, she could be creative in her revenge. Aisleen knows who and what Lucien his…but does not speak of it. There can be no future with Lucien for she can only be with a mortal man. Even if she wanted to be with him, can she forgive the man that caused the genocide of her people?

Lucien must act quickly for the survival of his clan is at stake. However, Aisleen’s ethereal beauty and emerald eyes keep pushing those thoughts far from his mind. Determined to find out what secret she hides, he prolongs his time with her. When his people need him most what will he choose…duty, desire, or will he make his own fate?

You can choose love but you can’t choose destiny

My Review

I loved the story and it definitely had that fairy tale read to it. Lucien is a powerful clan leader of the Eternals and we come in on him finding that his friend is trying to kill him. Lucien after being discovered barely escapes. Injured, he seeks help and refuge from a lone woman who is wondering the forest. During his stay as he heals, he finds out that this is no ordinary woman, but a witch that he ordered destroyed.
Aisleen lives in the forest alone after her husband leave her for another woman and her clan bans her. Because the mother goddess wills it and it’s a part of who she it, she takes in a wounded warrior she come across while looking for herbs.

Loved the story. Lucien and Aisleen were good together. I thought the story was well put together and the character development was good as well. My only complaints were that, there was some incompleteness to the story as well. This is a short story, but there was a lot going on and I was a little confused when things were fully explained. I also the ending was kind of abrupt. I mean it was a good ending; both Lucien and Aisleen got the HEA. But, we never find out if Lucien continued his search for his friend to stop him from taking over the clan and to warn his people of the ultimate betrayal that is going on. And that left me kinda of lost. 

My Rating

Quickie Kiss (it's okay...but I need just a lil more)

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