Night’s Child by Cate Tiernan
In the final Sweep book, we get to meet a Morgan quite a few years later—just as her world is crashing down around her again. Spoilers ahead though folks, be warned.
Publisher’s Description: Twenty years ago, Morgan Rowlands was the most powerful young bloodwitch to come around in generations – making magickal discoveries, facing and conquering unimaginable evil, and surviving a devastating betrayal. Her daughter, fifteen-year-old Moira, knows there’s more to her mother’s past than she’s been told. And the secrets that lie in Morgan’s heart could destroy Moira’s entire world. When Moira learns two painful truths about her family, she begins to put the puzzle together – and realizes that someone close to her is in grave danger.
Possible spoilers beyond this point.
Kat Mandu says…
This book is smooth and easy to get through, with lots of different reasons to keep reading in a hungry fashion. It ties everything together nicely and is written in a way that, when people who haven’t read the first fourteen books read it, they can easily catch up and still understand what’s going on. It’s definitely an incentive to read the prequels as well though.
Told by both Morgan and her young daughter, Moira, it’s a very different world than the one Morgan once knew. They live in a new town, Morgan’s become quite the powerful healer, and Moira is raised a witch and has some cool powers too.
I found myself flying through the book simply so that I would know if Hunter was really alive after that prologue. I didn’t realize how much I loved his character until he wasn’t there. That frustration pretty much drove me through the whole book.
And Killian – how ironic of him to show up out of nowhere and drop a bombshell on the family. I adore his tactics. I wish he would have been in the storyline a lot more than he actually was, but he was the catalyst to the important aspects of the rest of the plot.
So much drama. I liked that when it is Moira’s point of view, she isn’t such a baby like Alisa was. She is emotional, but it is more of a focused angst, intense like Hunter’s brooding moods. And poor Morgan. Been through hell and back, but still badass and drinking Diet Coke. I love it.
A good end to a wonderfully magickal series. So if you like your magic with a bit of contemporary situations, cool action scenes, and lots of drama, you’ll love this series. I know I’ve liked it since I was a teenager in high school and still enjoy it now.
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