Widdershins by Alex Alexander
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!