Friday, May 9, 2014

BLOG TOUR: Hedge Witch by Simon Kewin

Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for Hedge Witch, the first volume of The Cloven Land Trilogy, by Simon Kewin!

Young Adult Fantasy
The Cloven Land Trilogy
Publish Date:
April 30, 2014
Stormcrow Books

Fifteen year-old Cait Weerd has no idea she's being sought by the undain: sorcerous creatures that feed off the spirit of the living. She doesn't know they need her blood to survive. She doesn't even know she's a witch, descended from a long line of witches. Cait Weerd doesn't know a lot, really, but all that's about to change.

At Manchester Central Library she's caught up in sudden violence. In the chaos she's given an old book that's been hidden there. Given it and told to run. Hide the book or destroy it. The book contains all the secrets of the undain's existence. They and their human servants want to find it as much as they want to find her.

Cait learns the fates of two worlds are at stake. Just what she needs. Along with definitely-not-a-boyfriend Danny, she has to decide what the hell to do. Run, fight or hope it all goes away.

It's only then she learns who she really is, along with the terrile truth of what the udain have been doing in our world all this time...



*My Thoughts*
Hedge Witch was definitely an enjoyable and exciting read! I was already intrigued by the synopsis that I just had to read it! Filled with action, mystery, suspense, and magic, I was fascinated with this unique story. Although it was a bit slow in the beginning (for me, anyways), learning about the characters and two worlds, the book's pace picked up as these characters embarked on this action-filled and thrilling adventure. Being that the story takes place in the UK which was pretty interesting...since I have never traveled over to the UK (maybe someday). It was fun to learn the different terminology used for things like truck (in the UK, a truck or large motor vehicle transporting goods or troops is a lorry) which was very enlightening. So, yah, I pretty much learned of a few words used in the UK which isn't used in the U.S....interesting!

With the descriptive writing of the author, he was successfully transported me to the UK and this other fantasy world via my imagination...whoa! I found myself curious and questioning the connection with these two worlds. As the storyline unraveled, more of the mystery was revealed. Simon Kewin wrote with amazing flair of bring the characters and worlds to life. Despite all the dangers, Simon's characters embarked and endured their plight in trying to save both worlds. And, of course, the book comes to end....with a CLIFFHANGER! Yes! We are left, after all the intrigue and suspense of the story, Simon Kewin left it with a cliffhanger...REALLY!!?!! The suspense is killer! Now, I have to read the next book to find out what happens to our adventurous characters trying to save not one, but two worlds!

All in all, Hedge Witch will take you on a suspenseful and thrilling adventure of magic, danger and travel as our characters race against time to save two worlds! 

My rating:


The Hedge Witch Sampler, which contains the first three chapters, is FREE to download now:

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Simon Kewin is also giving the Witching Hour, a collection of three short stories, FREE to celebrate the release of Hedge Witch!

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Short stories contained in Witching Hour:

The Standing Stones of Erelong
Elian returns to the valley she was born in, the valley where all her family were slaughtered by the Marauders. Now only a circle of standing stones remains to mark the place. But the stones harbour a secret, a secret only she can uncover...

A Sorcerous Mist
Captain Quirk's boat Sheerwater is becalmed - held in port by a thick fog. He requests the help of a powerful witch to lift the mists. But the witch's help comes at a price, a price that will bring Quirk into conflict with the powerful Druidh...

Slieau Whallian
Ginny Kerruish watches as an old woman is rolled down a hill in a spiked barrel to test whether she is a witch. The old woman cannot survive the ordeal. But Ginny is secretly relieved, because only the old woman knows Ginny's dark secret. She, too, has the Sight, and if others find out, she will be next to be tested...


**About the Author**
Simon Kewin was born on the misty Isle of Man but now lives deep in the English countryside with his wife and two daughters.

He writes science fiction and fantasy as well as some stories that can't make their minds up.

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a really fun read and I love how it really seems to transport you into the world and characters' lives. Great review, Jasmine!