Title: Burning Captivation (An Elemental Witch Trials Novel Book 2)
Author: Lucretia Stanhope
Gwen Hensley, elemental witch, is ripped from the fairytale of small town life and her undead, wolf familiar, Sebastian. She is called to work undercover for a ruling fate, Greta, to locate another missing elder amid the chaos and politics at witch’s council. The guise of ambassador for the undead seemed a natural cover, but puts her in a precarious position when her peace and power captivate the realm master, Dmitry.
The danger posed by Nikolay, a vampire uneasy with his master bringing a witch into the inner circle, forces her to draw on powers that make her even more prized and dangerous to their kind. When Dmitry marks her as his mistress the subjugation starts her on a new, darker path. Her attention is pulled between the undead and finding the missing elder, which seem interlaced. The more she finds out investigating council, the more she doubts that she can trust anyone, especially those in power.
Categories: dark paranormal fantasy, witch, vampire, paranormal mystery, paranormal suspense, paranormal thriller, occult, supernatural
Gwen’s journey takes a turn into the darkness in this second installment in the Elemental Witch Trials series. As an envoy between the vampires and the humans, Gwen is on a mission to search out who is responsible for witch Paulette’s death. Her journey takes her deeper into the world of vampires, sending her on such a dangerous trail that she must question the motives of everyone around her. Despite it all, she learns that vampires aren’t the only evil that endangers her. Witches can be evil too.
Gwen seemed a lot more strongly written in this second book. She doesn’t cower or give up. Even when she is hurt by the people she loves, she fights back. I also loved the new characters introduced in this story and the way the author set up the book for part three. Great stuff!