The Council (The Witch's Ambitions Trilogy Book 1) by Kayla Krantz is a fantasy that introduces us to Lilith Lace, an 18-year-old witch who is unsure of her place in life and in her coven, Ignis. Crippled as a small child, Lilith faces challenges that make her transition into an adult in the coven of pyrokinetic witches tough and rather confusing. This book is the first in a series, and a great introduction into what to expect in the following books. As a first, this book did it’s job properly, and did it well. We were introduced to important characters, and conflicts that gave away enough, but not too much. This story focuses on the truth behind Lilith’s past, including her mysterious injury. While reading, I found myself anxious to know the truth. Between Lilith’s conversations with her parents, and the Sage (Leader of the Council) the author did a good job of keeping us hanging.
I liked the relationship between Lilith and Clio, a close male friend from her coven. Their romance had a slow build up, and they began to feel more like a couple as the book progressed. The ending in particular, seemed to be a good indication of what’s in store for these love birds. As someone who enjoys a good love story, I can’t wait to see what happens with them in the next installment.
The writing in this story was well done, and the story flowed very smoothly. The use of unique names for characters and covens was very creative. (Although I could see the obvious reasons for naming a water coven “Aquias”) the author still gets a thumbs up from me for her effort. Speaking of characters, one of the healers shared the same name as my mother Lavina. Considering I’ve never met another Lavina, seeing her name used was pretty cool.
If you love fantasy, witches, and fairies, I highly recommend this book!
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