The world is changing. Once, Witch Song controlled everything from the winds to the shifting of the seasons--but not anymore. All the Witches are gone, taken captive by a traitor. All but Brusenna. As the echo of their songs fade, the traitor grows stronger. Now she is coming for Brusenna. Her guardian has sworn to protect her, but even he can't stop the Dark Witch. Somehow, Brusenna has to succeed where every other Witch has failed. Find the traitor. Fight her. Defeat her. Because if Brusenna doesn't, there won't be anything left to save.I would have to say that at first, I thought this was an MG book. Brusenna was very young and shielded from the world. So, the book was written as simply as our heroine. However, as our heroine grew within her adventure, so did the tone of the book. I really began to appreciate the way it was written.
This adventure still could easily be read by the MG crowd, but also by the older YA and adult audiences as well. Thrust into a leadership role Brusenna's character grew much faster than it would have under any normal circumstances. Even though she had an almost annoying habit of doubting herself, I wouldn't have liked it any other way. It made sense with her experience of the world. It also contrasted her leadership skills which enhanced those skills for the audience.
I did have at least one big problem with this book. It may be a bit spoilery, so be warned. There were a couple of animals within the book I LOVED. Adored! I am trying not to be spoilery but... let's just say that Ms. Argyle and I may have to have a talk about what happened... *sigh* I would have also liked more closure with the adventure at the end, but it also opens up the story for the next book. Not a cliffie, but not everything was solved either. What can I say? I really don't mind huge books. Keeps me in the adventure a while longer. ;)
In conclusion, I think anyone who really likes a good fantasy adventure will enjoy this story. There is also a bit of romance for those that crave that in their books. You will really enjoy the hero, Joshen. I give this story 4 stars. It really was a fun and exciting ride.
I was given this book by the publisher and no compensation for my review was given.