The Blade Witch by Nygel Oglesby

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The Blade Witch is all about vengeance. It is a fast-paced story from the beginning to the very end. I assure you, there is little slowing down which makes for a quick read if you don’t get stuck on the missing words, a few grammatical errors, and deviance in font size within the formatting. Hopefully, that was just my copy.

The world is creative and there are loads of fight scenes to keep you entertained and really, that is what drove the story forward. There were some characters that I enjoyed (though most of them contradict themselves regularly). Estra, the main character was not one that I could connect or enjoy, personally. I’m not sure if this is because I felt like she made little growth progress throughout the book, or if it’s because she is all business. Maybe being all business is what prevented her from the growth, and I get that. You most certainly understand what her motivation for her story is from early on.

Overall, I liked this book.


T I T L E: The Blade Witch

S E R I E S: Songs of Eldrin (Nº 1)

A U T H O R: Nygel Oglesby

P U B L I S H • D A T E : November 13, 2017

P U B L I S H E R: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

I S B N:  9781973807544

 Science Fiction, Fantasy


Estra would never forget the night that she lay in smoldering ash and watched while everything that she loved was consumed by fire. She was once a pious young woman who had always lived a peaceful life at the nunnery where she was born. Everything changed when her convent was burned down by followers of the profane sorceress Helena the defiler. Scarred by the events of the horrifying massacre, Estra joined the church as a paladin of the faith where she was tasked with using her abilities to strike down the heretics that plague the world of Eldrin.

That once broken woman grew into a powerful figure of justice, and through her duty, she found a sense of fulfillment in protecting the innocent. As a paladin, Estra is seen as a hero in the eyes of others, but buried deep within her soul is a forever growing thirst for vengeance against the demons of her past. When she’s finally given the assignment of purging those responsible for her suffering, Estra embarks on a journey which reveals that things aren’t as black and white as she’d been led to believe.

I received a copy via the author in exchange for an honest review. 

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