Goodreads: The Blade Witch
Author: Nygel Oglesby
Published: 13th November 2017
Source: Copy from Author
Rating: 3/5 (Liked it)
Official Summary: “Estra would never forget the night that she lay in smoldering ash and watched while everything that she loved was consumed by fire. She was once a pious young woman who had always lived a peaceful life at the nunnery where she was born. Everything changed when her convent was burned down by followers of the profane sorceress Helena the defiler. Scarred by the events of the horrifying massacre, Estra joined the church as a paladin of the faith where she was tasked with using her abilities to strike down the heretics that plague the world of Eldrin.
That once broken woman grew into a powerful figure of justice, and through her duty, she found a sense of fulfillment in protecting the innocent. As a paladin, Estra is seen as a hero in the eyes of others, but buried deep within her soul is a forever growing thirst for vengeance against the demons of her past. When she’s finally given the assignment of purging those responsible for her suffering, Estra embarks on a journey which reveals that things aren’t as black and white as she’d been led to believe.” – Goodreads
Review: I enjoyed it, I wanted more. The Author built a really great world, you only saw a very small snippet of it. It did feel like the story could have been built up more, it was very fast paced. She has to fight the bad lady, next minute she is fighting the bad lady. I think the ending would have been more satisfying if you had more of a build up. But then again I am not one for a lot of fluff in a book, so it was good.
I liked how it introduced the characters, you got to learn quite a bit about them in a small amount of time. It made you understand them as people. Also, the history behind some of the characters was a nice touch.
(Disclaimer: I received a free copy from the Author. Does not affect my review)