The Only Sorceress by Anya Breton

The Only Sorceress by Anya Breton
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Full Length (252 Pages)
Heat Level: Sensual
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by Cyclamen

Self-proclaimed sorceress Kora Walsh knows exactly how to use her shiny new MBA. She’ll open a new age shop in a colony of the country’s most powerful witches. But the town rife with bigots doesn’t want her or her sleek shop tainting their perfect community.

Kora would leave if she had any choice in the matter. She’s trained from childhood for her true task—infiltrating coven leadership as her mother’s mole. Failure to do her familial duty is not an option, not when her childhood nemesis is assured her failed soul for an eternity of torture.

And thanks to the colony’s loudest supporter, the beautiful Desmond Marino, failure is a very real danger.

Kora Walsh wants nothing more than to open a new age shop in Sedona, AZ, now that she has earned her MBA. She is a sorceress, the daughter of a mortal and a goddess, and her mother has trained her to become her mole in the local colony of witches. Kora’s shop is located on the border between Sedona and Wipuk, a magical community which is invisible to humans. The shop’s first floor is visible to all, but the second floor is in Wipuk, and Kora hopes that this means she will be able to attract customers from both worlds. Unfortunately, Wikup is rife with bigots who don’t want either her or her new shop in their community.

Anya Breton has written an exciting, action-packed novel with some really great characters. I like the premise of two adjoining worlds, magic and human. Kora is very likeable and I was quickly caught up in her adventures. She lived in the world of the gods for the first ten years of her life, but since then she has lived in the human world, acting as an agent for her mother and keeping witches from getting out of control. Kora has some amazing powers, but at heart she is still a young woman fresh out of graduate school wanting to start her own business. Her mother keeps interrupting with various requests for favors, which Kora knows are really orders, sending Kora all over the world to stop witches who are misusing their powers. In spite of the interruptions, she does manage to open her store and I really like the assistant she hires, Nell, the eldest child of the Air witch high priestess. Nell is able to tell Kora all about the Wikup community and Nell lets Kora know that she also has some issues with the magical community. Kora and Nell bond over their mutual dislike of Desmond Marino, the head Water witch, who tries to drive Kora out of Wikup. He may be good looking, but he is truly power-hungry and full of himself.

Breton takes her readers on a marvelous adventure, and I recommend this novel to any lovers of fantasy. The characters are well-drawn, the setting is intriguing, and the plot moves quickly with lots of excitement. The Only Sorceress is the first in a series, but it ends with most of the current plot lines tied up. That being said, I really can’t wait for the next book in the series and I hope it is published soon.

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