Tonight, I Burn

Orbit. (Thorn Witch Trilogy, Bk. 1). Nov. 2023. 448p. ISBN 9780316551816. pap. $18.99. FANTASY
DEBUT Adams starts strong with the first in the “Thorn Witch” trilogy, set in a world where magic is controlled by a corrupt High Warden. Penny is a member of the thorn coven, a group of witches with the power to walk between the realms of Life and Death. Thorn witches patrol and protect the veil between worlds and must burn at the stake to enter Death, using their magic to return to Life. When her sister Ella doesn’t return from a nightly patrol, Penny goes after her. What she finds in Death shouldn’t be possible—the manor home of enigmatic Lord Malin. He offers Penny a bargain: Ella’s life in exchange for information on the High Warden and Penny’s return to Death for 30 nights. The bargain plunges Penny into a dangerous world, recruited by a burgeoning resistance and befriended by Alice, the High Warden’s pet prophet. Penny finds herself drawn to both Malin and Alice while fighting for the future of all magic.
VERDICT With polyamory and a strong, queer main character, this is a breathtaking must-read for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Jennifer L. Armentrout.
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