After casting out a dark spirit, Callie McFay, a professor of gothic literature, has at last restored a semblance of calm to her rambling Victorian house. But in the nearby thicket of the Honeysuckle Forest, and in the currents of the rushing Undine River, more trouble is stirring. . . .
The enchanted town of Fairwick’s dazzling mix of mythical creatures has come under siege from the Grove: a sinister group of witches determined to banish the fey back to their ancestral land. With factions turning on one another, all are cruelly forced to take sides. Callie’s grandmother, a prominent Grove member, demands her granddaughter’s compliance, but half-witch/half-fey Callie can hardly betray her friends and colleagues at the college.
To stave off disaster, Callie enlists Duncan Laird, an alluring seductive academic who cultivates her vast magical potential, but to what end? Deeply conflicted, Callie struggles to save her beloved Fairwick, dangerously pushing her extraordinary powers to the limit—risking all, even the needs of her own passionate heart
I'm a bit deluded by second book of Fairwick Chronicles . I think because setting in the summer, college closed, little interaction with what not is fantasy reality. So, in the first one hundred pages there are water and "humidity" a lot, rain, stream,in bathtube. Then there is the protagonist,Callie, who in these pages is hurt and risked to die more of one time. It's true , she is a young witch ,inexperienced and still traumatized for the things had happened in the first book but it is strange that she don't understand what happening around her. Poor Liam,beautiful characther,
misunderstood and abandoned from all,also Callie, because I have understand immediately who Bill could be and what Duncan was wrong. Maybe she was too lost in lustful thoughts . The story it enrich in the second part when finally Callie understand that something not work in herself and around and so she decided make up at situation and find how to avoid closed of portal of fairy world. The end is tragic and intense,poignant and moving. Nothing is like before , I'm sad and curious of next chapter of story,above all to know of Liam who between all protagonist , is that better drawn and coherent . Three stars because I had a difficult time getting into this second book, a bit slow and because I don't like very much when the female protagonist makes a lot wrong decisions.
This copy is been gently granted from NetGallery.
RATING: 3 stars
TITLE: The Water Witch
AUTHOR: Juliet Dark
SERIES: Fairwick Trilogy
PUBLISHER: Ballantine Books
PUBLICATION DATE: 12 febbraio 2013