C. L. Polk arrives on the scene with Witchmark, a stunning, addictive fantasy that combines intrigue, magic, betrayal, and romance.In an original world reminiscent of Edwardian England in the shadow of a World War, cabals of noble families use their unique magical gifts to control the fates of nations, while one young man seeks only to live a life of his own.Magic marked Miles Singer for suffering the day he was born, doomed either to be enslaved to his family's interest or to be committed to a witches' asylum. He went to war to escape his destiny and came home a different man, but he couldnt leave his past behind. The war between Aeland and Laneer leaves men changed, strangers to their friends and family, but even after faking his own death and reinventing himself as a doctor at a cash-strapped veterans' hospital, Miles cant hide what he truly is.When a fatally poisoned patient exposes Miles healing gift and his witchmark, he must put his anonymity and freedom at risk to investigate his patients murder. To find the truth hell need to rely on the family he despises, and on the kindness of the most gorgeous man hes ever seen....
|Title||:||Witchmark (Witchmark #1)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||272 pages|
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Witchmark (Witchmark #1) Reviews
You know when you read really good fanfiction, and yes, you know that there might be a few tropes, but you are just so invested in everything within the story, and you want to praise it forever and send it to all your friends? That’s how I feel about this book. This has all the good qualities of really good fanfiction [well-used tropes, story beats we can sense but still aren’t bored by, excellent and likable characters] and then all the good qualities of a good fantasy novel [great worldbuildin ...more
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I must say that when I saw the cover and when I saw that this novel was staging witches, I did not look for more and I plunged into it.
The world in which Miles lives is not easy, especially when someone has powers. He has been running away from his family for a long time because he is hungry for freedom and he hopes to be able to exercise quietly as a doctor. However, his life will change radically when he crosses Hunter’s road when one of his patients is poi ...more
If you’re a fan of Martha Wells’ work, you may enjoy this debut fantasy novel with a gay lead.
Miles Singer is in hiding. He ran away from his family, escaping a dehumanizing future as a walking magical battery. But if witches like him aren’t bonded to the elite weather mages, then they’ll be carted off to an asylum for sure and never heard from again.
Nobody knows about Miles magic or who his family really is. He values his freedom, and he’s careful to keep it. He’s working as a doctor in a veter ...more
At the beginning of the year, I had a little Christmas money burning a hole in my pocket, and I used it to preorder some of my most-anticipated books of 2018. It turned out to be super fun to get books in the mail, especially books that I was so excited to read. I still like to get new releases from my library, but due to their limited budget, there’s often a long wait for library copies of highly anticipated releases, so it’s a special treat to get them delivered right to my door on release day ...more
Y'all, please read this book. Cool magic and happy gays.
s/o to tor.com for sending this to me.
Hmm, I enjoyed this one!
A story that starts off rather quiet, at times even domestic, until a few isolated incidents- a doctor trying to heal a troubling delusion shared by his patients who are soldiers returning from war, the apparent murder of a leisure column journalist, and a fae man trying to figure out why the souls of an entire country are no longer reaching the land of the dead that his people guard- converge in a relentless sequence of betrayals and reveals for the last third or so of t ...more
Prilično dobro napisan prvenac. Donekle ponavlja motive romana Sorcerer to the Crown i napisan je u suštini na talasu društveno angažovane fantazije, ali uspeva da ne bude iritantan - ako već nije preterano originalan. Sve u svemu, sasvim solidno štivo koje se lepo može pročitati za jedno popodne, ali ni u kom slučaju nešto nezaobilazno.
That cover though. I’m powerless against that cover and all the magical steampunk romance it promises. Take my money!