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THE MIST-TORN WITCHES
by Barb Hendee

Genre: Fantasy, General Fantasy

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Hendee adds to the Noble Dead universe in book one of a new series set within its boundaries, while making the world accessible to longtime and new readers alike. Though the landscape may be cloaked in some standard genre tropes more often than not (seers, princes, castles and abducted ladies), it’s the murder mystery at the core of this book that will hold readers spellbound.

Sisters Céline and Amelie own a small apothecary shop, and while they don’t figure the work will make them rich, they are content enough with their lives. Céline pretends to see the future for a few extra coins, but when she actually receives what may be a true vision, their lives are turned upside down. The prince of the land offers them a life of comfort if Céline can solve a string of murders that have plagued the land, but this will require both sisters to reach beyond everything they have ever known. (ROC, May, 336 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Elise Tobler

Publisher: ROC

Published: May 2013

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