Fiction - Fantasy - Epic
258 Pages
Reviewed on 06/28/2017
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Author Biography

I'm a former high school English and physical education teacher. I've been reading science fiction and fantasy for decades. I can't think of anything specific that inspired Witchery, but I am aware that Heinlein's story Magic, Inc. was an influence.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite

Witchery by Fred Waiss is an epic fantasy that brilliantly and masterfully showcases the proverbial conflict between the forces of darkness and light, a book laced with intense action, magic, and legendary warriors, all poised for the city-state of Kessia. Readers will get used to new, fascinating names and a unique setting, well captured in excellent writing.

After a young couple is found dead, killed by a werebear, a large male human shape changer, the twenty-year-old white witch, Teyla, goes in pursuit. It is during this pursuit that she meets Argus Cord, the Kessian warrior seeking the help of white witches to fight against the dark lord, Maalak. Meanwhile, Teyla’s mother, Mirra, is on her way to release her husband, Kaar, a man considered dead, but who is being held in captivity by the old enemy. It has been years since she and her husband defeated the dark lord and now a fiercer and more deadly battle is about to ensue. Who will come out alive and will Kessia finally fall into the hands of the dark wizard?

Fred Waiss’ Witchery is a compelling read, a beautifully told story that will excite the imaginations of readers and pull them in. I was hooked from the very beginning of the story by the author’s excellent prose and the wonderful way the characters are presented. The author has the gift of blending insightful passages together with intense action and a fascinating stream of consciousness as the story moves along. He combines suspense with his skill at storytelling to keep the reader gripped and utterly immersed in the story. The plot is excellent, well-conceived and expertly written. It is impossible to read this story without having powerful images of battle and action-packed scenes in one’s mind. It reads like a compelling movie and the reader will be transported into the exquisite and imaginary city of Kessia.