Sixteen-year-old Elizabeth Grey doesn't look dangerous. A tiny, blonde, wisp of a girl shouldn't know how to poison a wizard and make it look like an accident. Or take out ten necromancers with a single sword and a bag of salt. Or kill a man using only her thumb. But things are not always as they appear. Elizabeth is one of the best witch hunters in Anglia and a member of the king's elite guard, devoted to rooting out witchcraft and bringing those who practise it to justice. And in Anglia, the price of justice is high: death by burning.
When Elizabeth is accused of being a witch herself, she's arrested and thrown in prison. The king declares her a traitor and her life is all but forfeit. With just hours before she's to die at the stake, Elizabeth gets a visitor - Nicholas Perevil, the most powerful wizard in Anglia. He offers her a deal: he will free her from prison and save her from execution if she will track down the wizard who laid a deadly curse on him.
As Elizabeth uncovers the horrifying facts about Nicholas's curse and the unwitting role she played in its creation, she is forced to redefine the differences between right and wrong, friends and enemies, love and hate... and life and death.
The first book in an incredible new series set in a fantastical medieval world.
Sandra Flemming, Thalia-Buchhandlung Varel
Elisabeth Grey is one of the kings witch hunters and also one of the best. She has the ability to take out five necromancers with a single sword and slay a wizard at fifty paces. But when her secret comes out and she is found with herbs, which she dries to hide desperately, she´s thrown into prison. And so she knows that her unavoidable
Elisabeth Grey is one of the kings witch hunters and also one of the best. She has the ability to take out five necromancers with a single sword and slay a wizard at fifty paces. But when her secret comes out and she is found with herbs, which she dries to hide desperately, she´s thrown into prison. And so she knows that her unavoidable destiny is to burn at a pyre. But before hope is lost, she gets the help from someone she never expected: the one wizard, who is haunted down by the kingdom, but who could never be found. Rescued by the enemy, she starts to overthink the kings and the inquistors goals.
"Witch Hunter" is the start of an epic new fantasy novel for young readers, that is for sure a real page turner. It is also a recommendation for those, who love the "Throne of Glass"-Series by Sarah J. Maas.