Warrior Witch by Danielle L. Jensen

Warrior Witch by Danielle L. Jensen Book Cover


The thrilling conclusion to the breakout Malediction Trilogy by Goodreads Choice finalist Danielle L. Jensen. 

Cécile and Tristan have accomplished the impossible, but their greatest challenge remains: defeating the evil they have unleashed upon the world.

As they scramble for a way to protect the people of the Isle and liberate the trolls from their tyrant king, Cécile and Tristan must battle those who’d see them dead. To win, they will risk everything. And everyone.

But it might not be enough. Both Cécile and Tristan have debts, and they will be forced to pay them at a cost far greater than they had ever imagined.

Book Details

Warrior Witch by Danielle L. Jensen
The Malediction Series #3
On Sale Date: May 3, 2016
Young Adult, Fantasy & Magic
Angry Robot, 384 pages
My Rating : 4 Stars
Source: Publisher



War, Trolls, Prophecies, and Plotting

Warrior Witch leads the reader into an almost vicious round of dark plotting, war, battles and more separation time between our beloved couple Tristan and Cécile. The plot is intricate tying up many threads with a pace that is very steady and thoughtful for a large chunk of the story. I easily remained invested, but it felt like a slower read for awhile. We learn all that there is behind the prophecies and there is much devising of battles as the Trolls, Rolland, and Angoulême threatens.

The Summer and Winter Kingdoms

At the end of Hidden Huntress, a new danger is revealed, a surprise twist that up to this point had only been hinted at, and that is the involvement of the Fey, namely the Courts of Winter and Summer. I was thrilled by this new addition to the story and (now) understand why it is so important to the central theme. But, with that said, it complicates things even more for Tristan and Cécile and it is an additional reason why they are separated so much during the story. Necessary yes, yet, I disliked their separation while I thrilled at the new danger. 

The Power of A Name

Central to the plot is an almost elusive thread, the one which involves the magic, the power the Fey hold in a name. Spells, curses, debts should all be expected. Cécile has gained a named, one of great power, and someone wants it, another holds her indebted. Get ready for the feels.

Tristan and Cécile - An Epic Couple

Danielle L. Jensen has created such an epic and memorable couple with Tristan and Cécile, a love affair that begins in The Stolen Songbird, continuing in Hidden Huntress, and finally, after so many heartfelt moments releases us at the bittersweet end of Warrior Witch. Both Cécile and Tristan grow so much individually in this latest installment, often putting their people before themselves leaving us feeling clingy, our need for them to be together almost stingy. It is hard to see them separated. All I can say is the ending is so epic, so bittersweet and heartfelt, that every moment spent apart fades away. Tears, hope, and so much more make this an ending not to miss for fans of the series. 

In the End

Warrior Witch is a stunning conclusion to the Malediction series. Complicated and compelling, and epic in the feels, it is bittersweet to say goodbye to Tristan and Cécile, its cast of characters, and the imaginative world created by Danielle L. Jensen.