Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Brady Jenkins is a witch whose dream job is to practice magic professionally. He doesn’t have a familiar, though, and without one, he can’t obtain a witchery license. And without the license, he’s stuck. And so the cycle goes; no familiar, no license, no practicing witchery. Brady believes himself to be a painfully mediocre witch. After all, a real witch would have a familiar, right?
Malachai is an ancient god who is drawn Brady who is seemingly ordinary, but unknowingly powerful…and oh so innocent. He appears to Brady as a little black cat. But things soon get complicated when Malachai begins to fall in love with Brady. He’s forced to reveal himself and asks Brady to be his eternal companion.
Brady’s world turns upside down when he discovers his cat isn’t a cat; he’s something so much more. If that isn’t enough, Brady must decide what he wants–the freedom of being a mortal, or the burden of immortality. Will immortality be worth it for a love that will outlast eternity?
I really enjoyed this story. Brady has spent his life thinking he was a failure and has been unable to call a familiar no matter how many times he tries. Malachai has been biding his time knowing he couldn’t claim Brady until he came into magical majority and throws everything Brady knew into chaos.
I liked how Malachai was willing to wait for Brady to come to terms with what they mean to each other since he has been claimed by a god. Malachai is much more willing to live based on Brady’s wants than just doing anything he wants. Brady is stubborn and needs to come to terms with how his life will change when Malachai comes into it. Most of this story is about Brady getting through his witch’s license test. This was left a little open ended and I think it would be interesting if we get to see these two in another story.
Cover art by Ginny Glass is eye catching and I really like it.
ebook, 115 pages
Published: October 9, 2017 by Loose Id
Edition Language: English