Published by Tor on May 30, 2023
Also by this author: Network Effect
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I adore Martha Wells SF Murderbot Diaries. I mean who wouldn’t love a neurodivergent cyborg who just wants to be left alone to watch its tv shows instead of constantly rescuing the dumb humans?
When I saw that she’d written a new epic fantasy, I was excited and intrigued.
My thoughts about The Witch King
THE WITCH KING is rich, detailed world building with complex magic systems, lots of political intrigue, and diverse people. I was hooked from the opening chapter! Kai, the demon, inhabiting a human body, slowly regains consciousness after being held captive in a water trap. Now a magician is waking Kai up in hopes of making him a familiar. Not a role Kai is willing to accept. Now, he’s awake, angry, and looking for answers.
The author does a fantastic job using flashbacks to give us Kai’s backstory and set the stage for current day intrigue as political aspirations and double crossing endanger Kai and his loved ones. This was such a fantastic rollercoaster ride of a book! I couldn’t put it down and what a book hangover afterward.
Revenge, found family, witches, demons, intrigue – all of the epic fantasy elements for a five-star read.
Martha Wells is an incredibly talented writer. Be on the lookout for the fantasy books she wrote before the Murderbot Diaries as Tor is re-releasing them.
Thank you Tor Books for the ARC of THE WITCH KING.