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Warrior Witch

(The Malediction Trilogy #3)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  5,748 ratings  ·  725 reviews
The thrilling conclusion to the breakout Malediction Trilogy by Goodreads Choice finalist Danielle L. Jensen.

Cécile and Tristan have accomplished the impossible, but their greatest challenge remains: defeating the evil they have unleashed upon the world.

As they scramble for a way to protect the people of the Isle and liberate the trolls from their tyrant king, Cécile and
Paperback, 384 pages
Published May 3rd 2016 by Angry Robot
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Jun 16, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2016-releases
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Warrior Witch by Danielle L. Jensen
Book Three of The Malediction Trilogy
Publisher: Angry Robot
Publication Date: May 3, 2016
Rating: 1 star
Source: eARC from the publisher

Summary (from Goodreads):

The thrilling conclusion to the breakout Malediction Trilogy by Goodreads Choice finalist Danielle L. Jensen.

Cécile and Tristan have accomplished the impossible, but their greatest challenge remains: defeating the evil they have unleashed upon the world.

As th
Danielle Jensen
Jan 24, 2015 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
I'm hosting a read-along of Stolen Songbird & Hidden Huntress for anyone who wants to participate. There are lots of extras (videos, new scenes, fun facts, etc.), plus give-aways for participants. Each week's thread has summaries of the chapters for those who need them :)

Read the first two chapters of Warrior Witch here:

For those needing a refresher on who is who, I've added a character guide to my website :)
Nov 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016, clean, favorites, fantasy
Oh my heart! my poor poor heart! OH THE FEELS OF THIS BOOK! Let me just go ahead and say that this was amazing. This has the ending that just fit and was perfect for this trilogy. I hope to see more from this author and possibly a novella or something about a certain someone that we get only a glimpse of at the end of the book. hmmm? that would be cool. just saying…

If you have yet to read this trilogy then leave. go. stop reading right now and go pick up book 1 which is Stolen Songbird. Those wh
Jen ♥Star-Crossed Book Blog♥
Warrior Witch was one of my most anticipated releases of 2016, and I was sadly let down.  Immensely.  I fell madly in love with the first book, Stolen Songbird.  With the second book, I was devastated that Cecile and Tristan were apart, but they each stood on their own and I loved how the story become mysteriously intriguing.  So I have been ecstatically counting down the days until I could find out how the story would end.  But Warrior Witch was missing everything that I had previously fallen i ...more
Cindy ✩☽♔
“Where there is life, there is hope.”

This book summed up in two words: UTTERLY BITTERSWEET

I stayed up until 3 am just to finish reading this book because once I really got into it, there was no putting it down.

Once again, we are thrust back into a world on the edge. The trolls have once again been set free into the human realm, reuniting our heroes with friends and enemies alike. And what ensues is nothing short of devastating. The story continues at a steady pace, with plenty of action, dev
Erika (The Nocturnal Fey)
*I requested the eARC from Angry Robot Books on NetGalley*

Review can also be found at The Nocturnal Fey

I finished reading the book few minutes before 3 AM. I felt like an idiot for crying so hard in the middle of dead sleeping hours. But if I didn't, I might as well go crazy for keeping the pain and not let it out with my tears.

Up until to this moment, while I'm writing my review, I'm still battling if I should rate this 5 STARS for being so beautifully crafted --- f
But why does this book have a rating already when the second one hasn't come out yet?

Unless y'all are time travellers...
Helena V. Paris

Sigh…This trilogy could have been infinitely better…or you know what? The author could have just left Stolen Songbird as a standalone. The first instalment was perfect. The second and third instalments, however? Disappointing. Were they well-written? Yes. Did I care about the plots at all? No. Pfft…

Then, of course, there’s the last quarter of the novel, where we have unnecessary deaths (negating the blossoming of a possible relationship) and a whole chunk of time where Cécile and Tristan are sep
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobook
And that ladies and gentlemen is what you call an ending!!! Full RTC. I loveeeed this trilogy sooo much!

"Sometimes, one must become the unimaginable"

WHOA. My heart, my poor, sad, little heart. I honestly did not know that it would be crushed into so many tiny little pieces by this book, but here I am trying to find them all to put back together because my heart wasn't just crushed, it was obliterated!!! My mind is still trying to comprehend all that I just read!!! I don't want this trilogy t
Avy  (Book Looney) ❄️
DAMMIT THAT WAS PAINFUL Those last two chapters! This was me the whole time.

I don't know how I'm going to go on. Such a bittersweet ending. Despite the pain, I loved Warrior Witch, it was a great conclusion to The Malediction Trilogy and I hate that it's over.
Irena BookDustMagic
Nov 14, 2014 marked it as to-read
We have a cover!!!


It is so beautiful!! Don't you think?
I mean, everything about it...


It is my favorite cover so far and although I am sad my favorite series is coming to an end, I am excited to finally have this beautiful book in my hands.
Mogsy (MMOGC)
2 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum

To be fair, this wasn’t all bad. My disappointment probably stems less from my overall feelings for the book itself, and had more to do with how inadequate and unsatisfying I found it to be as a concluding volume—to what started off as such a strong and promising series, I might add. On the one hand, you have endings that are bittersweet, and on the other, there are the kinds of endings that leave a rotten taste in your mo
Deborah Obida
Jul 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
What a finale, i have a few issues with it, the whole bittersweet ending sucks, i love and hate it at the same time. This book really messed with my emotions, The writing is exquisite, written in a dual POV style of the main characters.

The character development of both the primary and secondary characters is portrayed beautifully. The plot even if it has the 50% cliche of fantasy books the remaining original 50% is amazing and i love it.

The malediction trilogy is a series about love, friendship,
Jan 23, 2015 rated it liked it
DECEMBER 2015: OMG, is this the cover!?!? <3 <3 <3


JUNE 2015: THERES A TITLE!!!!!! :)
Jan 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There are no words! I have loved every second of this trilogy!
Caitlin Gutilla
Oct 13, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ugh
Oh god. You know what. I was initially going to give this book 3 stars but I can't do it. I just can't. It was such a letdown to such a fabulous series. Here are some of my issues:

1) Cecile. Is. DREADFUL. I need to know why authors feel that "powerful" female leads must be reckless, selfish, and stubborn. You can have an intelligent character that knows when to back down or leave a task to someone else. And you would think after two books Cecile would have developed into a smarter character that
Cee (The Mistress Case)
Dec 14, 2014 marked it as wishlist
*sings* There is a title. There is a title. There is a title.

*dances a little*

*checks date*

*drops dead*

Raise me from the dead when Warrior Witch comes out, okay?

Three more months. Three more months of walking like the walking dead.
Imogene Dacanay
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Jul 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Warrior Witch by Danielle L. Jensen is the third book in the malediction trioligy. It follows Cecile and Tristan for the last time, where they must overthrow the king.

Okay, okay. I've grown to love these charcters with all my heart and I can't possibly say goodbye yet. I will always remember these charcters and why they mean everything to me.

The romance will always move me. When I reread this in the future,I will still love these two more than anything.

The plot is still a
Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
“I cannot stop the world from moving. All I can do is be prepared for when it does.”

I am completely and utterly ruined. Thank you, Danielle L. Jensen, for rendering me a sobbing mess during the days I spent on your series, your beautiful craft.

To anyone who ponders over whether they should read this series: read it. As my first read of 2018, this series captured my mind and soul and has brilliantly left me a mess. Wow. Just wow. I don't think I could ever coherently write a review or even co
Patricia Crowther
Aug 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
"Much can happen in the time between two heartbeats."

Probably more like 4.5* but oh my god that ending!!! So bittersweet and I absolutely loved it. I may have even had a tear or two!
Melissa (thereaderandthechef)
This review/letter can also be found at The Reader and the Chef and is based from an eARC provided by the author. All thoughts are 100% my own.


My review is a letter that I wrote to Danielle L. Jensen back when I read Warrior Witch in December. I was a mess and I still am. I don't know how I've managed to survive all on my own. With no one to talk to and no one to tell me that everything will be alright. Because when you finish a book, when you reach the end of your favorite series of all t
Mar 31, 2015 marked it as to-read


*tears hair out* and I was so hopeful I wouldn't have to wait long for this one....... WHY!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

oh well. *adds it to my growing list of waiting to reads along with red queen 2, the next throne of glass, winter, Ice like Fire, P.S I still love you.* Where are the books I need to read!?!!!!?!??! sigh
Katherine Karas
Feb 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I am completely ruined. My heart hurts so much and I'm so extremely sad. The ending ripped my heart up and I'm still crying. I feel so numb. Thank you Ms. Jensen for hurting my heart so badly from book one, page one. I'm dead inside. ...more
Desi Ariyanis
Apr 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
the most painful ending I read this year. God help me, I'm heart broken *sobs
Darren Hagan
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
**4.5 stars**

It was gonna be 4 stars but ending was too beautiful and earned it an extra half star :D
Dec 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
My last book of the year! Yay!
I really enjoyed reading this series throughout the year and I feel like not enough people have read it so go read it!! You won’t regret it, it’s fascinating.
May 01, 2021 rated it liked it
There are a rare few in this world with the power to touch the hearts of all those they meet.

Stones and Sky, this was all over the place. So much happened and during such a short period of time and to be honest I don't really know how I feel about that. There's something I am most furious about (view spoiler), something I really could've done without (view spoiler)
May 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
• ● ■ 4/5 STARS ■ ● •

Genre: Young Adult> Fantasy
WOW: The end battle.
EW: The beginning was messy
POV: first-person > 2 POV's > male & female
DO I SHIP IT: Yes. Not hardcore. I just like them together.


In comparison with the second book, this was amazing. This was just .. wow.
The ending got me really messed up. Not even being a bit off dramatic here. It was so messed up.

I say, yes, It's worth it to read this series. My favorite book is still the
I'm a blubbering mess right now and won't be okay for a while. This story was so intense and emotional. I love love love the way Danielle wrapped it all up, and loved every second of this final book, but it went alongside an enormous amount of heartbreak I tell you. I'm gutted and broken over some of the things that happened and haven't cried so much over a book in a while.

This trilogy couldn't have gotten a better final installment, despite my heart being broken several times. Despite me having
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Danielle L. Jensen is the USA Today bestselling author of The Malediction Trilogy (Angry Robot), the Dark Shores series (Tor Teen), and The Bridge Kingdom series (Audible Originals). She lives in Calgary, Alberta with her family.

Other books in the series

The Malediction Trilogy (3 books)
  • Stolen Songbird (The Malediction Trilogy, #1)
  • Hidden Huntress (The Malediction Trilogy, #2)

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