A Witch's Trial
By: N.E. Conneely
Publish Date: February 8, 2015, Audiobook September 10, 2015
Format: Audiobook - 7 hrs 49 mins
Narrated By: Jeff Hays
Series: 3rd in Witch for Hire series: 1st Book ~ Witch for Hire, 2nd Book ~ A Witch's Path
Impression: Everything we've learned and crossed were small blocks, even though tough fights, for what's to come. Michelle has found herself in the path of a demon's sights!
When Michelle pulls an old book out of a fire, she finds answers and heartbreak. The book confirms that a demon walks the land, though according to legend they were all dead. Now, she needs to rediscover the secrets to killing demons before her loved ones fall victim.
Elron’s budding relationship with Michelle suffers a blow when his mate returns. While he struggles with love and guilt, it becomes clear that not everyone gets their happily-ever-after.
This is the third book in a series, following Witch for Hire and A Witch's Path. Your reading experience will be greatly enhanced if you've read the previous books.
Tears gathered in my eyes as I watched Elron page through the book.
My Thoughts and Summary:
*This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review, at my request.
****POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR PREVIOUS BOOKS****
The reality sinks in. Michelle has a demon after her. She has destroyed three parts of Gremory's plans already. She must figure out how to stop, and kill, Gremory before he harms and kills more kids or her family that he's threatening. Michelle worries for all around her and works at her personal stumbles with the battles of magic that the demon sends her way. Her parents, who have now told they will be getting married in two weeks along with moving and would like her to be part of the wedding. Elron, whom she's dated and now not sure where their relations his is as he recently found out his wife is alive and has Sylvia's diary as she's been in Gremory's grips. She also has several clans requesting her time and attentions to join, along with a demand by her grandmother to come home to her clan.
Jeff and his talented many voices. I love all the different voices! Which it also makes it easy to know all the characters as the cast is a full one with many visiting as well. The different voices also keep it interesting and keeping my mind from drifting. The emotion he shares. Jeff knows when to put the accent pauses in and drawn emotion in his voice at the right places. All accents the story and what the characters are bring to the scene. He brings the story to life, giving the story a fourth dimension we would not get by reading alone, like talking with a group of friends.
This story picks up EXACTLY where A Witch's Path ends. Oh, the crazy days of magical troubles. Magical people and beings living in the world with humans keep Michelle on the go with the active troubles.
Michelle grows closer with Elron in this story, though for some of the book she doesn't realize it with all that must be running through Elron's mind and emotions. Michelle and Elron still banter, but it's fun. They are both strong minded and don't fear small comments. They do make me smile. (Dances with Mud. lol. I love that one.) We have our friends and family that we've seen since the first book. Landa is a great motherly friend. She's wise in her advice to Michelle and helps to keep Michelle true to herself. Landa is a rock for Michelle and grounds her back to the world, preventing her from getting lost in sorrow or uncertainty. We also have a few new allies and friends for Michelle. Julius is a gargoyle that's sent by Horst to help keep an eye out around Michelle's home. The gargoyle's sense the presence of evil, and demon. I enjoy seeing the gargoyle's present in this story. They do bring some long history with them. They, too, made me giggle at their having fun with fighting the dangerous evils around.
Demon's are extincted and the only information about them are fables and lore. This is where Julius comes in handy. He is old. So old that he lived in a time when Demons and terrible evils were fought. Though he doesn't know exactly what the Hunters did to kill the demons. It all comes around and things make sense in this well written story while Michelle fights off the chaos Gremory is releasing in her home area.
This third book has added to the world and troubles Michelle is facing magnificently! I thoroughly enjoying the story and narrations. It's drawn me in deeper with the depth of all Michelle has been through leading to now. Amazing building upon all events we've been through to get to this point with character, world, and troubles from the previous books. The world rules have become clearer with each step as well.
This book is good clean fun with the world of paranormal creatures and beings. There's not a lot of sex or swearing (actually at this point I think none). There are close relationships of love for family and friends and growing loves along with battles fought and dangers in the world. I didn't miss the swearing and sex in this story. Michelle is on the go with enough troubles and turmoil that they aren't needed to keep your attention.
There is more to come, we see that now. And in a world full of magically potential troubles, why not?! I can't wait to get more with Michelle and our cast of colorful characters!