Teen Review: Witchlanders
Witchlanders is an amazing book that is packed with adventure and action. I have never read a book quite like this one. The names, the magic and the story itself are all very unique and that is what I really like about this book. It is up to Ryder, who is the son of a witch and the older brother of two sisters, to find the stranger in the mountains and silence him/her. Before any misery came to Ryder’s village or the “Witchlands”, he was a hard working farmer and he did not believe in witchcraft nor did he practice any of the rituals to worship the goddesses of the Witchlanders. One day Ryder’s mother makes a prediction, which leads him to the mountains to kill the assassin. On his way to finding the assassin he makes a friend with someone who was supposed to be his enemy. With his new friend, Ryder masters new skills and uncovers secrets that were hidden in witches' catacombs for centuries. They also prevent another war from happening while protecting the Witchlanders several times. Their heroic actions gain the attention of the witch leaders and these arrogant individuals come to this young hero to ask him to join their group. So he makes a decision that he thought he would never make. I was very surprised by his decision but I think it was wise of him to do that. Throughout the book, Ryder’s strength, courage and strong will is being challenged and tested. He became the guardian of his sisters and a respected witch and a hero to all Witchlanders. The thing that I loved about this book was that the ending was not obvious and this book was like a roller coaster ride with many ups and downs.