The Dwarf Did It...



Widdershins by Alex Alexander

“Logicide! Heretic! 

Everyone knows cats can’t talk. Everyone except Niclas, a halfwit slum boy who’s just landed a new job as a talking cat’s man servant.

But this is Laburnum and the age of Rationalism. Here, the Academy’s Inquisition takes illogical happenings very seriously. Locking people up, throwing away keys, that sort of thing.

And it’s not just the Crimson Men Niclas and his new master have to worry about. A man with no name has come to the capital in search of the Black Science – They call him Witchhunter.” ~Description from Goodreads


I won an ebook copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway a few months ago.  I normally try to avoid ebooks because it takes me forever and a day to read them but I felt like I HAD TO HAVE this book. Witches. Cool cover. Sounded good. I went for it……

I love this book but I also hate this book. I really liked the story, structure and the way it was told. I just can’t get past the dialogue. It wasn’t bad, I just couldn’t get past two characters. Niclas, one of the main characters, is dumber than a box rocks. Overly so, to the point I didn’t like him as a character at all. Even though he is from the slums and uneducated I just cant deal with 15 going on 6 mentality. Then there was one of the thugs who had a lisp. A lisp is no big deal but the way his dialogue was written was somewhat difficult to read and not very enjoyable. I’m still giving it 3 stars because I did enjoy the story itself but me personally, I will not be continuing on with this series. Unfortunately, those two characters really killed the book for me which sucks because the others where great.

If you can get past the choppy dialogue of those two characters check this book out! It actually has a lot of GREAT reviews. This book just wasn’t for me sadly.

It is currently free on kindle unlimited. Or if you prefer physical books like myself, it is also in print. Just check out the Amazon link below!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


- Book Reviews and Bookish Things -

The Wayfaring Bibliomaniac

Pet minder extraordinaire by day. Bookworm by night. I enjoy reading mostly YA Fantasy, New Adult, and Historical Fiction, but am willing to take a chance on nearly anything. Come travel through worlds and join me on an adventure!


Books and Everything Related ☀️


all things bookish

Laundry Piles

Musings of a book obsessed working mom

Shut up, Shealea

she is sunflowers & thunderstorms

Between Folded Pages shows

Sleepy Sam Reads

“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” ― Jorge Luis Borges

Reader Fox

[book reviews by SPasciuti]


“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.” - George R. R. Martin

The Bursting Bookshelf

Book reviews of YA and Adult Fiction


i like big books and i cannot lie


feverish writing and reckless adventures


"I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book." - J.K. Rowling


'She reads books as one would breathe air, to fill up & live.'

A reader who is trying to live the thousand lives George R.R. Martin promised.

For the Love of Diversity in Books

The Reader Devotee

Love Through Books

Happy Bookshelves

Book reviews and recommendations

Reading Parental

Adventuring through literary worlds while raising 3 tiny humans.

Hey Kymmie

Enjoying a fair share of everything.

Struggling Bookaholic

Everything Bookish

Thrifty Bibliophile

"With a dreamy far-off look, and her nose stuck in a book . . . "

Novel Novice

Open a Book, Open Your Mind

Jacqueline Ward

Live to Write



%d bloggers like this: