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Season Of The Witch

(Shadowlines #1)

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  88 ratings  ·  22 reviews
Librarian's Note: This is an alternate cover edition for ASIN B0160N4DCQ

**AUTHOR'S NOTE: Can be read as a standalone**

Something wicked this way comes...well, more wicked than usual.

Georgia Clare needs help, and fast. The lone survivor of her coven's brutal massacre, she's all too aware of the target on her back. Now the rest of San Francisco's witching guild believes she's
Kindle Edition, 371 pages
Published September 30th 2015
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Lakshmi C
Mar 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Season of the Witch starts with a bang, the brutal massacre of a witch coven.

Georgia is the sole survivor who gets no support from the witch community and many believe that she was responsible for the death of her coven. She approached Darius for help, he has sworn off the subversive world but cant resist helping Claire.

Darius was a troubled character with a mysterious past, who has seen his share of suffering. Georgia was no damsel in distress, she isn't waiting for a knight to rescue her. S
Madhuri Pavamani
May 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Having read a couple of LJK Oliva’s other works, I came to SEASON OF THE WITCH fully expecting strong writing, excellent character development, and stellar world-building - I’m happy to report she delivered in all three aspects. Her writing is only getting better, her characters are rich and layered, and her world is so damn interesting. Fans will not be disappointed.

SEASON centers around Georgia Clare, the lone survivor of her coven’s massacre, and private investigator Darius deCompostela. Sen
Jacqueline Rhoades
Mar 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was captivated from the get-go. Once again, Oliva has written an urban fantasy/romance cross that sucks you in and won't let go. Oliva's main characters and dialogue are pitch perfect. Her secondary characters, though lightly sketched, are clearly defined. Her details bring the setting to life without overloading the reader's vision. The pace was steady and unrelenting. No dull moments here.
Darius, a swoon worthy private investigator, reluctantly takes on a new client, Georgia, a witch with a
Kayti Raet
Jun 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved Season of the Witch by L. J. K. Oliva! Usually when I read urban fantasy vampires, werewolves, or fae are the main characters and while I'm sure there are a few witchy ones out there, they've been hiding from me. Georgia Clare is a witch and the only survivor of a brutal massacre that happens within the first few pages. You'd think her fellow witches would express some sympathy since the thing that killed her friends is now after her, but they don't believe her. In fact, they're sure tha ...more
***Disclaimer: I received a free copy in exchange for a review.***

This is kind of book I enjoy reading. The kind that engrosses you, intrigues you and makes you want to read more of the author's work.

In a lot of ways this is the kind of book that shows what Urban Fantasy should be. Multi-layered storytelling, compelling characters and a magic system fully invested in its mythology and methodology for functioning in modern society. It's also an example of what ParaNormal Romance should be: a fles
Ramona Plant
Mar 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Laura is an author I am glad I found. She has a pleasant writing style that keeps you glued to the story. She expertly guides you through this story, keeping you at a fantastic pace in this mystery packed story of Georgia. There are some nicely placed twists that unravel beautifully at the end of the story.

Although this book is part of a series, it can easily be read on its own. I has an ending to this particular mystery, but gives you an idea about the next one in the series. I have read 3 book
S.K. Gregory
Oct 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Georgia witnesses her covens brutal slaying and is now being hunted by the creature that killed them. Unsure of where to turn, she decides to hire a private detective. Instead she gets his partner Darius, who is a medium and wants nothing to do with witches. After he helps Georgia escape the creature he gets drawn into her world. A well written story with some great characters. I love reading about witches and this book doesn't disappoint, I would definitely recommend this book. ...more
Jun 22, 2019 rated it liked it
Book 1, but this one can be a standalone. The World is related to other series by this Author

I read the first book in one of those other related series. Which didn't assist me at all with this one, because the World Building was pretty sparse. And although the character depth was pretty good, it frustrated me that Georgia and Darius' past was mostly hidden until at least the 3/4 mark of the book. I guess I'm not a patient reader.

The writing style is crisp and the dialogue comes off as natural. T
Lesley Hewitt
Apr 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really good

Well worth five stars. This book had lots of action from start to finish. A supernatural monster is taking out covens of witches. There is a little bit of a twist at the end.
Pauline White
Jan 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Psychic Investigation of the best sort! I stumbled across this book and im delighted I did. Murder, mayhem, church interference, hellhounds, magic and the witch council. Just my cup of tea. Highly recommended
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sarah wells
Apr 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great read

A fast paced tale full of magic ,intrigue and adventure . Couldn't put it down from the start . A must read for all fantasy lovers
Debbie Isoyama
Jul 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really good read

Not my usual type of book but once I started reading I just couldn't put it down. Will definitely read more from this author.
Bernadette Hutton
Five stars for creativity

Loved this book. Loved the characters, they were just the right idea of good versus bad. A mixture of both to make a good book
Deneale Williams
Apr 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
When I seen Laura Oliva advertise this book, I knew I had to read it. I love witchy books, and I also love to read the work of Ms. Oliva. She writes so beautifully, and I can comprehend it. So I knew I just had to have it.

Georgia Clare and Darius deCompostela are back, you should remember them from the book: “A World Apart.”

Georgia Clare is the lone survivor and witness to her own coven’s brutal massacre and since that time, she could feel a hunter was after her. The thing is, San Francisco Cov
Mar 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, romance
I didn’t realize this was the next story after “A World Apart” when I first got it, and was very pleasantly surprised to get back into this world. Conveniently you can read this book without reading the first because the main characters from the first book are out of town. Georgia and Darius have very small roles in the first book, and this was a fantastic introduction to the two of them.

Georgia & Darius are great characters with compelling backstories & they live in a world populated by people
Beth Santucci
Oct 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
In 1.5 of the shades below series Georgia Clare needs help, and fast. As the lone survivor ofand witness to her coven's brutal massacre, she's being hunted by the killer. There's one problem. The San Francisco witch community wants nothing to do with her, they think she killed the other witches, and the one man she can turn to doesn't do witches. Darius deCompostela , a private investigator and reluctant medium. He agrees to take her case, detirmined to make it a one time thing, but that's not i ...more
Erin McGowan
Apr 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
NOTE: This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

It's not often that you read a book where the bad witch is actually the good guy. And the guy has to be saved. But that's exactly what this book delivers.

A book that takes the "normal" character roles, and tells them to take a hike! I really enjoyed this book, and if you like to see a kick-ass witch dealing with self doubt and a whole boatload of other problems, then man, are you in for a treat. Georgia is an amazing ch
Tanya Prasad
Apr 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book grabs you. I havnt read the previous books in the series but that dn't cause me any problem. From the very start the plot is tight and interesting.

The characters are independent and strong. The female protagonist Georgia is bad ass and smart. She is powerful and vulnerable. The male counterpart compliments her. Laura weaves a tight plot involving witches, hellhounds, ghost mediums and what not.
I loved how Georgia and D's relationship developed. Slow and steady.
Pick this book up for
Barbara Strickland
Apr 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was surprisingly compelling in the unfolding events and in the fragility of the characters and their strong reaction to each other. Darius fights so hard to not be a part of the supernatural world not realising he has done himself out of the weapons he needs to conquer it. The savageness of the female villain, the politics and the final confrontation of feelings has been quite novel and fresh and sexy and exciting. Looking forward to more.
Apr 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I've got to say, I love this book. The author creates such a rich world, and the characters are so real. I felt a deep connection to Georgia, and loved getting to know her. And Darius too, of course.
One thing I will say is that at times the author would comment on things yet to be revealed, and it left me wondering if I would ever find out, or if I had missed a key point and was unaware of it.
All in all it was a fun read, and I hope the story of Georgia and Darius continues.
Debbi Smith
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A neat little witchy book. You should try all thr Shades Below books. It was even better the second time around!
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