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Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite
Thanátou is the first book in The Blood Witch Saga by Natalie J. Case. Thaná grew up in foster care and worked hard to get her management position at a tech company. Having no idea who her parents were and why they abandoned her, Thaná had made her peace with it and moved on with her life. However, when a strange man came to her claiming to be a friend of her family and warning her about her life being in danger, Thaná was surprised, to say the least. Thaná learned that she belonged to a powerful family of Blood Witches and that she was one as well. She discovered that her life was being threatened because a group called The Brotherhood wanted her dead because of who she was. Her only help was Cambios, who protected the portal between the world where Thaná belonged and the one where she grew up. Would Thaná get back to her world in time, or would The Brotherhood get to her?
Magical realism at its best, the story follows Thaná Archer, an enigmatic character who had my attention from the outset. She is feisty, confident, and receptive to change. Having lost all her memories before a specific point in her life, Thaná accepted her fate quickly. Merry was a great introducer and much better than Finneas. I loved the concept of Blood Witches and how they used their magic. You will have to read the book to find out more. The execution of the concept was brilliant and creative. I loved the first meeting between Thaná and Cam and how their relationship was built from there onwards. Their camaraderie was fantastic and played a vital role in the development of the story. Thanátou by Natalie J. Case is a phenomenal start to the series!