Witchcraft is a deadly accusation in Tudor England, but Meg
Lytton can't deny her heritage. She serves the Princess
Elizabeth in a time when every single thing they do is
watched for fear of heresy. After all, Lady Elizabeth's
sister, Queen Mary, is forcing the Catholic religion on the
entire country and Elizabeth's Protestant faith already
makes her a target for the Inquisition's attention.
Meanwhile, Meg hopes she is free of the witchfinder, Marcus
Dent, but he continues to haunt her visions and dreams. Will
Meg ever be free to love the Spanish priest, Alejandro de
Castillo, or will her witchcraft doom them all?
WITCHFALL is the second book in Victoria Lamb's Tudor
Trilogy but can easily be read as a standalone if one is
familiar with Tudor history. Victoria Lamb injects a great
deal of historical information into the storyline and her
description of the Spanish Inquisition makes me shudder even
now! WITCHFALL is far darker than the first book,
Witchstruck, as the danger is lurking everywhere and no one
is immune to the threats of the time period.
Meg is starting to mature in WITCHFALL. In Witchstruck, she
would blindly rush into trouble, often making rash
decisions. We see a more thoughtful Meg in WITCHFALL. I am
still impressed by her loyalty to Elizabeth as Elizabeth can
be quite infuriating and very selfish. I am curious to see
how their friendship evolves, particularly if we see
Elizabeth become queen in the third tale, Witchrise.
WITCHFALL is a fast paced historical tale where danger lurks
at every corner. Victoria Lamb immerses her readers into the
culture of the Tudor period, showing us how superstition and
fear colored everything. Victoria Lamb does a marvelous job
at displaying both the allure and the danger of witchcraft
and occultism through both the fictional character of Meg
and the very real individual of John Dee. WITCHFALL is an
intense but very enjoyable journey into the past.
In Tudor England, 1555, Meg Lytton has learned how powerful
her magick gift can be. But danger surrounds her and her
mistress, the outcast Princess Elizabeth. Nowhere is safe in
the court of Elizabeth's fanatical sister, Queen Mary. And
as the Spanish Inquisition's merciless priests slowly
tighten their grip on the court, Meg's very dreams are
disturbed by the ever-vengeful witchfinder Marcus Dent.
Even as Meg tries to use her powers to find guidance,
something evil arises, impervious to Meg's spells and hungry
to control England's fate. As Meg desperately tries to keep
her secret betrothed, the Spanish priest Alejandro de
Castillo, out of harm's way, caution wars with their
forbidden desire. And with her most powerful enemy poised to
strike, Meg's only chance is a heartbreaking sacrifice.