Series: The Watchtower Chronicles #3
Genres: Alpha Guy, Dark, Fantasy, Military, Paranormal, Revenge, Romance
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Charlotte McLaren is tired of being the good girl - the shy, gentle soul that everyone tiptoes around in case she startles. She wants to be strong and decisive, as powerful and independent as her Witch-sisters. She’s determined to join in the fight against their enemy and to do that she has to challenge everything she’s been taught to believe.
Tristan, a Watchtower Knight, has spent three agonizing months locked in a hell of dark magic - and he emerges a changed man. No longer fun and carefree, there’s a darkness in him now that stalks and prowls, just waiting to escape. A darkness he’s desperate to keep from everyone he cares about, especially the lovely Charlotte.
But his water Witch lures him with her innocence and determination, making demands he’s not sure he can fulfill. His honor demands he walk away, but his heart already knows it’s too late.
So I picked up this book because I love books about witches, I may have gotten a little warn out with the whole vampire thing in paranormal books, but witches and shifters are my favorites to read about. Plus with this book it seemed like from the synopsis it seemed like our hero would be coming out of a bad place, and I love having kind of a darker hero in books.
So while the premise of the book was super intriguing for me, I think this is a book that has to be read in order. I haven’t read the other books in the series, and honestly it took me a long time to really feel like I had a handle on what was going on. The author does try to fill you in on everything without having to do any info dumps on you, but like I said it takes a while to really get a good grasp on everything.
So this book has a lot of intrigue and build up, and I think if I had read the other two books, then I would be able to say with certainty that this is a very intricate plot line, one that is definitely interesting to read. When you start the book you have Tristan being basically held hostage in his mind, he’s in a magically induced coma and pretty much everyone has given up on him. Except of course for our heroine, Charlotte. Charlotte sneaks out, puts herself through some series situations to bring back Tristan from the hell he is trapped in.
I have to say I did like Charlotte, she’s has kind of interesting personality. She comes of as kind of sweet and meek almost, but the reality is much different, she’s strong, and more powerful then I think most people give her credit for. I liked how devoted she was to getting Tristan back. She grew up in such a different environment then most, she was intentionally pretty sheltered growing up, and coming to the college has really opened her eyes and allowed her to become the person she wants to be. She’s still trying to find a way, and experiences some serious push back from her family, but she’s a pretty cool chick.
Now Tristan, well he’s, interesting to be sure. I don’t want to say to much about him because I don’t want to ruin any of the plot, and really I think if you are a fan of this series you will appreciate how this book progresses. So when we first see Tristan in this book, he is in rough shape, but thankfully that doesn’t last too long and Charlotte brings him back. I have to say I felt kind of bad for him with how the medical staff was treating him once he woke up, it really made me wonder what was going on under the surface. Tristan was every bit the stoic knight you would expect him to be, but he also had moments of tenderness and he could be funny too.
While I like some of the characters in this book, I have to say that for me I really needed to read the first two books. But if you are a fan of this series, then without a doubt you should read this book and I think you will like it, so go check it out.