• Abbie Smith

Book Review: The Witch King by H.E. Edgmon

This one has been on my TBR for a really long time. I finally got the chance to read it. I'd seen reviewers raving about the LGBTQ+ representation, so I definitely wanted to check it out.

It hooked me from the start. The story opens with the main character witnessing his fiance being stabbed by a seemingly harmless woman.


What a way to start a story.


I loved that it started in the middle of the drama. It definitely hooked me from the start. I had a lot of questions about what happened in the past between Wyatt and Emyr. From the beginning, we learn Wyatt is not only trans, but a witch. I love a good urban fantasy. Emyr is a fae, and Wyatt's betrothed, and has come to bring him back to their home territory.


Overall, I really enjoyed this novel. It had amazing LGBTQ+ representation. You had gay characters, trans characters, non-binary characters. To see these characters written by someone who is a part of the community was great.


This story has political fae intrigue, magic, and mysteries. All elements that I really enjoy. Not to mention my favorite trope: JUST. ONE. BED. Yep. Here for it.


Probably my favorite thing was the relationship Wyatt had with his best friend. I have never seen a friendship portrayed so closely to mine with my best friend. It really made me feel super happy and gave me inspiration about how to write it into my own works.


I can't say enough how much I enjoyed this novel. It was resolved, but left just open enough for a sequel, which comes out in 2022.


Thanks, Abbie

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