The Dark Rising

Posted 12 July 2011 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

The Dark RisingThe Dark Rising by Lacey Weatherford
Series: Of Witches and Warlocks #4
Published by Moonstruck Media on 2011-07-28
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 312
Source: author | eBook
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From the back cover...

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From the back cover...

When Portia Mullins discovers the love of her life is still alive her heart soars. But reality sets in immediately causing it to plummet when she realizes he doesn’t remember his past life with her. Unwilling to give up, she embarks on a loving quest to restore his life to him.

Vance Mangum sees the beautiful girl claiming to be his wife, and while he can’t remember her, he can’t deny the intense pull he feels between them. Not knowing where else to turn, he agrees to give her the time she’s asked for and to assist her in the effort to recover his memories.

The two quickly reconnect, but dark surprises are lurking in the wings when Vance discovers a desperate longing for something he feels he can’t withstand. Will he be able to resist? Or will evil raise its head in a new form, leaving Portia as the prey of the very man her heart desires?

Darkness reigns supreme in this haunting tale of love and desperation, Of Witches and Warlocks, The Dark Rising.

My Review

Dark and deadly dangerous. This fourth installment in the fantastic Of Witches and Warlocks series is filled with love and passion and loyalty. Twists and turns abound, leading to a completely unexpected conclusion. I just couldn’t put it down!  I have been one of Lacey’s biggest fans from the moment I read the very first book, The Trouble With Spells.  Portia and Vance share a swoon-worthy love that twists and turns but always remains constant.  When the end of Blood of the White Witch left me shocked and wondering what could possibly happen next, The Dark Rising picked up the story with a bang not long after the third ended.  Definately the darkest yet of the series, this latest book takes the story of Portia and Vance in a completely different direction.

There is nothing not to love about the characters in these novels.  They are richly created and you are pulled in by them, regardless of their role in the story.  Good or evil, they provoke you emotionally and make you a part of their story,  I love a story that pulls you in that way, makes you feel as if you were a part of the story and these books do that with these characters.

My Recommendation

The suspense of this book was wonderful, twisting and turning throughout the story and leading to a completely unexpected conclusion.  Now, I can’t wait until the next book!!  The Dark Rising is out TODAY, so run, don’t walk, and get yourself a copy!

About Lacey Weatherford

Lacey Weatherford was born in Ft. Meade Maryland while her father was serving in the military. She has been a life long resident of Arizona, spending most of her time growing up in the small rural town of Clay Springs.

It was while she was attending the small country school in Clay Springs, that she read her first “big” book at the age of eight. It was a Nancy Drew novel and Lacey was instantly hooked. She read every book that she could find in the series and decided that she wanted to write stories too.

Lacey spent a lot of time at the library from that time forward, even volunteering in her later teen years and early twenties. She would don a crazy clown outfit for the Friends of the Library fundraisers in an effort to help get the new town library built.

When she and her husband moved away from the area, Lacey took the opportunity to take some creative writing classes at the local college to help further along her interests. Several years later, they were blessed with the opportunity to move back to Clay Springs with their family. The town had finally succeeded in building their library and Lacey had the opportunity to be President of the Friends of the Library for a very short time, before relocating.

Lacey and her family still live in the White Mountains of Arizona, where she continues to write young adult novels that have a fantasy/fairytale or paranormal bent to them, as well as being sure to include a great romantic storyline!

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