Easy part of his day? Resurrecting the dead. Hard part? Keeping them alive.
Kaede is a witch whose family has been bound to a powerful House for over a thousand years. And he hates it. Despite the fact that his lord, Tarou, murdered his mother, Kaede is sworn never to harm the man who could kill him with just seven words. Now he’s been commanded to use his unique powers to resurrect Tarou’s wife from the dead, and he has no choice but to comply. Things go horribly wrong when he accidentally pulls the wrong soul back. Now it’s not just his own life he must try to save.
Vara’s day couldn’t get much more bizarre. One moment she’s a captain in the Temple Guard. The next, she finds herself transported into a world of magic and witches—and stuffed into the body of a lord’s wife. Unwillingly plunged into middle of a deadly power struggle, the only one Vara can turn to is Kaede, the witch responsible for dragging her into this alien world. A witch she finds far too attractive…
It's becoming evident now that Kim Knox is, quite simply, an amazing writer. This one had an intro that just wrapped itself around me.
The basic plot of this story comes down to being not more than a fabrication of a mastermind. Was there ever really a resurrection? Who then truly died? With all the spell casting and soul swapping, there's a lot of twists and questions up in the air. Somewhat, sadly, when it all comes together it wasn't anything I hadn't read before. Much like Myrren's Gift by Fiona McIntosh. However, this was a very good story. Loved Kaede. Loved the riddle of who's who and what's what.
He blinked and pulled his attention back. "Sorry. I don't get to see the sun that often."