Saturday, January 9, 2021

The Witch's Heart by Genevieve Gornichec


This is a fantasy tale of times when gods, warriors, witches, and kings and queens lived.  The witch is central to the story but her life is not easy...

Ace and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published February 9th.

The witch gets burned more than once because she will not go where Odin wants her to go.  She's afraid if she goes that deep into a trance, she may not return.  The last time they cut her heart out.  Somehow she survives.

Loki brings her the heart and they fall in love with each other.  They have three children.  The first born was dying but the witch brought her back.  The second one was a wolf and the third one was a snake.  That changes their marriage and Loki goes back to the village he grew up in.

You need to have a good imagination for the rest of the story is even more unusual.  

The place she didn't want to go for Odin suddenly shows her the future.  It's not pleasant.  She attempts to change things but it doesn't work.

The ending reminds me of life here but without magic and unnatural powers.

It was an interesting read.

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