Book Three in the darkly magical Witching Savannah series.
An otherworldly energy runs through the city of Savannah, betraying its sleepy, moss-cradled charm. The old, beguiling streets look welcoming to most - but certain families know what lurks under their genteel surfaces. Families like Mercy Taylor's, which has the most powerful lineage of witches in the South, know this all too well.
Mercy and her husband, Peter, are happily preparing to welcome baby Colin into their lives. But their excitement quickly becomes overshadowed by a gruesome discovery: someone has scattered severed limbs throughout the city. After a troubling visit from an old foe, Mercy learns dark magic is at play, and someone - or something - wants her and her unborn child out of the picture. To uncover the shocking reason why, the amateur witch must face a force beyond her power - or risk losing everything.
The third book in J.D. Horn's Witching Savannah series, The Void is a gripping adventure about the enchantment - and evil - that can lie just beyond sight.
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I think if you like overly emotional endings that try to give everyone everything without any attempt at believability, then this book is for you. I was so angry for reasons I can't really go on about because I don't want to put in spoilers. Suffice it to say, I sort of regret having started the series because of how ludicrous the ending was.
Honestly, this sort of turned me off to the whole fantasy thing for a bit, so I think I will go for something a bit more rooted in reality.
She did okay, though I found her voice too girlish overall. I did have trouble getting past that, but eventually did - only to face the disappointment of the series' ending.
It ticked me off. I did get sad and then the ridiculousness of the ending and its attempt to make everything alright made me angry that I had ever felt any sadness, since it was all sort of fake.
I am sure there are others who would not feel as strongly as I do that the ludicrous way this series ended made the investment in the whole story line not worthwhile. But, for me, I feel cheated by the way it ended with a sort of "we will work it all out" wrap-up that does not go into how impossible things will be worked out and that means the sadness the book made me feel earlier was all just tear-jerking. It strikes me as lazy and facile on the author's part.
So much potential!!! Such a massive let down...
If you have read the first two books, then yes you should finish the series. If you have not yet started the series...No, don't even get started.I loved the first two books and was deeply entranced in the story line. The author developed Mercy and her character into such a sweet yet conflicted individual that I could not help but keep listening and thirsting for more of her story.
But the decided ending to this chronicle is not a compliment to it's prior depth and controversy. When an author builds up a story of insurmountable odds against our heroine and then resolves all conflict by simply allowing her to will everything to be different and in the process turn back time and make everything right for everyone, I lose all interest. It's too simple and truly lacks imagination on the part of the author.
Ending the story in this manner makes the sacrifices and hardships of the heroine and her supporting characters become nothing!!! The story becomes nothing. It's as bad as if the author allowed the main character to wake in a hospital bed, having dreamt the whole tale. Just a figment of her unconscious mind.
After such a wreck of an ending the author tries to recover by allowing her to come back and everyone not just remembering her and the true turn of events, but also the happy ending she endeavored to give them. However, with the previous turn of events this effort lacks a compelling tie-in to the rest of the story and it all falls flat.
This was a terrible conclusion to one of the best short novels I have listened to (anything less than 18 hours of listening is short for me). And this truly is a train-wreck when you compare this finale to the massive potential empowered by the first two books!!! Very frustrating.
Next I will venture back into the Epic sub-genre and listen to Mage's Blood by David Hair.
This perfomer is wonderful!!! From the tone of her voice and accent, to her syntax, the performance is by far one of my favorites!!!
No, not unless there is some creative liberty allowed with the story and it's terribly written ending.
I'll say it again...The ending ruins this whole series.