Witchy Eye (Witchy Eye, #1)

Witchy Eye (Witchy Eye, #1) Sarah Calhoun Is The Fifteen Year Old Daughter Of The Elector Andrew Calhoun, One Of Appalachee S Military Heroes And One Of The Electors Who Gets To Decide Who Will Next Ascend As The Emperor Of The New World None Of That Matters To Sarah She Has A Natural Talent For Hexing And One Bad Eye, And All She Wants Is To Be Left Alone Especially By Outsiders.But Sarah S World Gets Turned On Its Head At The Nashville Tobacco Fair When A Yankee Wizard Priest Tries To Kidnap Her Sarah Fights Back With The Aid Of A Mysterious Monk Named Thalanes, Who Is One Of The Not Quite Human Firstborn, The Moundbuilders Of The Ohio It Is Thalanes Who Reveals To Sarah A Secret Heritage She Never Dreamed Could Be Hers.Now On A Desperate Quest With Thalanes To Claim This Heritage, She Is Hunted By The Emperor S Bodyguard Of Elite Dragoons, As Well As By Darker Things Shapeshifting Mockers And Undead Lazars, And Behind Them A Power Sinister Still If Sarah Cannot Claim Her Heritage, It May Mean The End To Her, Her Family And To The World Where She Is Just Beginning To Find Her Place. You can find a synopsis elsewhere, so I ll describe the writing itself.It took me a bit to get used to the flavor injected by the foreign words from multiple languages and spelled out accents, but they re a significant facet of the story rather than just tossed in as you may find in other stories Language means something here.The action started out with significant challenges to the heroine, with her life and that of her friends in danger Then it ramped up Then it ramped up again And it ke You can find a synopsis elsewhere, so I ll describe the writing itself.It took me a bit to get used to the flavor injected by the foreign words from multiple languages and spelled out accents, but they re a significant facet of the story rather than just tossed in as you may find in other stories Language means something here.The action started out with significant challenges to the heroine, with her life and that of her friends in danger Then it ramped up Then it ramped up again And it kept ramping up It s a good thing there were calm spots to catch a breath.While you might expect this to be a typical orphan discovers she s important to saving everything story, don t be fooled Dave takes such tropes and bounces them on their heads The old drunk who comes back to serve Yup The faithful companion with unrequit
Witchy Eye by D.J Butler is a wildly imagined and unique alternate history with wizards, undead, and hillbillies set in colonial America I ve never read a book like it The large cast of characters, historical details, and inside jokes will delight American history buffs The novel, told from many different points of view, has a bit of the flintlock fantasy vibe, but this timeline is wildly divergent from our own.The world is very complicated and filled with many different factions vying for c Witchy Eye by D.J Butler is a wildly imagined and unique alternate history with wizards, undead, and hillbillies set in colonial America I ve never read a book like it The large cast of characters, historical details, and inside jokes will delight American history buffs The novel, told from many different points of view, has a bit of the flintlock fantasy vibe, but this timeline is wildly divergent from our own.The world is very complicated and filled with many different factions vying for control Keeping all the details straight was a big challenge
Very interesting and entertaining alt history fantasy book I picked up on a whim Solid, fun story, great characters and I really enjoyed the author s different take on our world.I railed last year about young adult books and although I am not to
Set in an alternative version of 1815, Witchy Eye details the adventures of 15 year old Sarah Calhoun and her constantly shifting band of supporters Raised among the well known Calhoun clan in the Apalachee region of a magic filled frontier, Sarah is rustic, tough and independent Sarah learns that her growing magical abilities and her hidden bloodlines have made her powerful enemies As Sarah travels the ley lines from her mountain home to the strange and dangerous streets of New Orleans, she Set in an alternative version of 1815, Witchy Eye details the adventures of 15 year old Sarah Calhoun and her constantly shifting band of supporters Raised among the well known Calhoun clan in the Apalache
D.J Butler starts his quest tale in an unusual America in the third decade of the nineteenth century Because of the first souled who can work magic, America is an empire ruled by Thomas Penn who has tortured the old empress, his sister, to discover the whereabouts of Sarah, the girl with the Witchy Eye hard from Baen , who is the oldest daughter of the Empress Chased by a magic using Priest and company of the Blues Sarah and friends are helped by a wizard monk and are chased from Nashville D.J Butler starts his quest tale in an unusual America in the third decade of the nineteenth century Because of the first sou
Had some severe pacing issues in the 2nd half in fact, felt about twice as long as it needed to be , but ultimately a very fine piece of worldbuilding with a wondrous take on superstition and myth as magic. In his latest book, Witchy Eye, D J Butler introduces us to an alternate history of the North American continent in the 1700s It is hard to describe the book in much detail without giving spoilers and I don t want to repeat the book jacket , but here are a few things that can be said.The Alternate History TwistHow would events have progressed differently if magic and religious mysticism existed throughout the recorded history of man It is easy to tell that Butler created a rich backstory Th In his latest book, Witchy Eye, D J Butler introduces us to an alternate history of the North American continent in the 1700s
The author came with HIGH recommendations, and so I grabbed the book, even though the genre of magical fantasy isn t my favorite.If I read manybooks like this, though, I may find myself opening up my selection criteria a bit.It s immersion history We discover what the world is like by being placed in the middle of a market day, with hucksters and pot bellied farmers swinging loads of cured tobacco, and stray dogs running between the mules feet And noise, and conflict.A person withThe author came with HIGH recommendations, and so I grabbed the book, even though the genre of magical fantasy isn t my favorite.If I read manybooks like
A colorful alternate history America, which reminds me somewhat of Kipling s Kim in the sense that the reader gets to tour vibrant people from different subcultures, with a sense that those subcutures are all part of a larger entity in this cast, Flinlock Fantasy North America without academic infodumps to break the flow of the story, The author leaves you wondering about the back story of the beastmen, the Igbo Free Cities, Cahokia, Memphis and .Another thing of many that I especially A colorful alternate history America, which reminds me somewhat of Kipling s Kim in the sense that the reader gets to tour vibrant people from different subcultures, with a sense that th
Imagine a Jacksonian America populated with mound building Ohioans, crafty Appalachee woodsmen, animal headed Beastfolk from the Great Green Wood, pyramid building Memphites, industrious Igbo traders, and perfidious Spaniards and Frogs, all united not in a glorious republic but an empire under the Penn family This re imagining of 1815 America digs deep into the cultural roots of our own history and shifts things around in the most magnificent ways The magic is sympathetic and interesting, the Imagine a Jacksonian America populated with mound building Ohioans, crafty Appalachee woodsmen, animal headed Beastfolk from the Great Green Wood, pyramid building Memphites, industrious Igbo traders, and perfidious Spaniards and Frogs, all united not in a glorious republic but an empire under the Penn family This re imagining of 1815 America digs deep into the cultural roots of our own history and shifts things around in the most magnificent ways The magic is sympathetic and interesting, the

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  • Hardcover
  • 561 pages
  • Witchy Eye (Witchy Eye, #1)
  • D.J. Butler
  • English
  • 25 March 2018
  • 1476782113