Must happiness always come at a price?
In the world reigned by Gwen and Brac, the answer is most definitely “yes”.
In this ninth book in Stanhope’s Elemenhtal Witch Trials series, the members of Gwen’s family find themselves enmeshed in a web of consequences of alliances and liaisons of the past, while fighting a new and unknown opponent, and regret becomes a constant reminder that the past cannot be separated from the present and the future.
While Gwen’s family must work together to solve the mystery of their new antagonist, Destiny comes to the forefront of the storyline as she has not done before, demonstrating her strength and maturity as never before. It is refreshing to see her owning her gifts and demanding to be allowed to use them, rather than remaining the helpful wallflower she has been thus far.
Although fraught with challenge and pain, this story is balanced by moments of beauty and joy, and by the celebration of achievements and triumphs, captured by the author to give the reader a sense of hope and anticipation of what is yet to come.
This series continues to evolve and captivate the reader, demonstrating both the depth and complexityof the characters and story lines, and the skill of the author who has created them.
‘Malevolent Manifestations’ has been awarded a Gold Acorn.
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