After the events in False Covenant, Widdershins fled Davillon, desperate to escape the pain of losing so many people she cares for. While out and about she travels to Lourveaux and discovers a plot to ruin the last of the Delacroix family, her adopted father’s relatives. Driven to help them in memory of him, she tries while facing their suspicions. When it is clear that a rival family has enlisted the help of a mysterious criminal organization who uses alchemy to achieve its dirty ends, Widdershins has to use all of her and Olgun’s resources to survive. But will it be enough?
Oh how I adore this series! This series has it all; fight scenes straight out of a movie, sarcasm, horror, and most of all, heart. Widdershins is one of the best heroines in fantasy today. She is funny, confident, guilt-ridden, and determined. There is always a unique and sometimes horrifying cast of characters. Mr Marmell is the king of intricate plots, leading the reader on a twisted journey through a labyrinth and then dumps you on the edge of a cliff, hungry for more. If you aren’t reading this series, you should be! Lost Covenant gets 4 and ½ stars from this very happy reader!
This third YA novel starring the young thief Widdershins combines the angst and vulnerability of any teenage girl with the high action of the best fantasy adventures.
It's been six months since Widdershins and her own "personal god" Olgun fled the city of Davillon. During their travels, Widdershins unwittingly discovers that a noble house is preparing to move against the last surviving bastion of the Delacroix family. Determined to help the distant relatives of her deceased adopted father, Alexandre Delacroix, she travels to a small town at the edge of the nation. There, she works at unraveling a plot involving this rival house and a local criminal organization, all while under intense suspicion from the very people she's trying to rescue. Along the way she'll have to deal with a traitor inside the Delacroix family, a mad alchemist, and an infatuated young nobleman who won't take no for an answer.
Age Range: 12 and up / Grade Level: 7 and up