This week's WoW selection is:
The Mist-Torn Witches by Barb Hendee
Date: May 7, 2013
National bestselling author Barb Hendee presents a dark, fascinating new world and the story of two sisters who will discover they have far more power than they ever envisioned….
In a small village in the nation of Droevinka, orphaned sisters Céline and Amelie Fawe scrape out a living selling herbal medicines in their apothecary shop. Céline earns additional money by posing as a seer and pretending to read people’s futures.
But they exist in a land of great noble houses, all vying for power, and when the sisters refuse the orders of a warlord prince, they must flee and are forced to depend on the warlord prince’s brother, Anton, for a temporary haven.
A series of bizarre deaths of pretty young girls is plaguing the village surrounding Prince Anton’s castle. He offers Céline and Amelie permanent protection if they can use their “skills” to find the killer.
With little choice, the sisters enter a world unknown to them—of fine gowns and banquets and advances from powerful men. Their survival depends on catching a murderer who appears to walk through walls and vanish without a trace—and the danger grows with each passing night.
Barb Hendee has written some great vampire-themed fantasy in the past (both with her husband and by herself), so her name jumped right out at me as I was scrolling through the coming soon list on Amazon. Even better, this new book is centered around witches as the lead characters- I haven't read a really good witch-themed story since Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Underworld series.