None of the other angels really knew why the Lady chose to make David an angel. He was only a child after all, a child who had seen and suffered much horror in his young life. Despite that he was made into an angel who now protects those in the world from Dark Ones and the terror and nightmares they bring with them. Even though he is but an infant in comparison to other angels who have lived for over a millennium, David still uses his connection with his own humanity to serve the Lady in a way that no other angel can.
Mina is a sea witch but looking at her is like looking at two different sides of a coin. On one side her body is perfection itself and on the other side, scars and wounds deform her body. She is half mermaid and half Dark One. Every Dark Spawn born has been overcome by evil during childhood. Every one. Except her… so far at least.
Needless to say her Dark One blood makes other angels react to her as if she too were the enemy. Almost everyone in her life has treated her as if she were a waste of good oxygen. Yet the Prime Legion Commander keeps sending angel after angel to protect her (or so they say) after she had not only saved his life but protected his mate too. Stupid angels. She had no choice. She was forced to help! Why can’t they just leave her alone? She IS evil! She carries the blood of the evil ones inside her. She fights the darkness that tries to overcome her everyday, it must only be a matter of time before she too succumbs and joins the Dark Ones.
David, stupid David, he actually asked to be the one, the ONLY one to guard her. Does he not know she has no fear of the Dark Ones just as she has no fear of angels? He is the only one not safe around her. Yet David is the only angel who thinks she not only has good in her but IS “good”. What does he know? Although, he sees her without her scars, he talks to her as if she were not Dark Spawn. The way he makes her feel or the way he makes her want to feel, will do neither of them any good when his commander tells him to end her life because she is evil, after all.
The Dark Ones are up to something again, and Mina is the key. It is just so very easy to be overcome with evil and the Dark Ones tell her that in her nightmares. Only David seems to have a way of helping her balance the light and the dark in her to find perfect symmetry. But how long with that last? Will she fall to the urge and calling of her Dark One blood and destroy him?
I was impressed with Ms. Hill’s first book in this series, A Mermaid’s Kiss. So now let me put it plainly how I feel about A Witch’s Beauty in the most simplest terms. I LOVED It! A Witch’s Beauty has all the elements A Mermaid’s Kiss did and much, much more. Romance, horror, comedy, tragedy, and action, it is all woven wonderfully into this tale of a sea witch and her guardian angel.
- Paperback: 400 pages
- Publisher: Berkley Trade (January 6, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0425225674
- ISBN-13: 978-0425225677
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