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The King of Bones and Ashes (Witches of New Orleans #1)

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From the bestselling author of the Witching Savannah series comes the first book in a fascinating trilogy following the quest of a young witch to uncover her family’s terrifying secret history…

Magic is seeping out of the world, leaving the witches who’ve relied on it for countless centuries increasingly hopeless. While some see an inevitable end of their era, others are co
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Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Expected publication: January 23rd 2018 by 47North
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Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
Sep 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
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To be reviewed!
Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)
Sep 13, 2017 marked it as jan-arcs-to-review
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Anne Monteith
I enjoy urban fantasy and southern gothic books.  I liked the first books of the authors Savannah Witches and series until he went too weird and was hoping that I would find that this was like the beginning of that series or maybe somewhat like Rice's Mayfair Witches series, but I was disappointed.  

We start the book knowing that the witches are losing their power, yet despite that the coven has joined together to try and diver Katrina from totally destroying New Orleans.  The entire coven, from
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Amanda
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There are books you finish casually, and books you stay up until 3am reading, and The King of Bones and Ashes definitely falls into the second category.

This book doesn’t have the same warm, bubbly embrace as the pulpy and fun Witching Savannah trilogy. This one is more like walking through a foggy graveyard, fun in an austere and eerie way, with the decadent Southern Gothic elements of books like the Mayfair Witches. I love the way the author writes his witches, as well- not superpowered, but f
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Kathryn at Book Ink Reivews
Oct 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
A copy of this review can be found at Book Ink Reviews.

Equal parts authentic and spooky, The King of Bones and Ashes will imprint images of New Orleans' above-ground cemeteries and the colorful people that inhabit the city in your mind long after you have finished this twisting tale.

We follow a coven of witches in a world where magic is dying and the bogeyman is terrifyingly real. But he isn't some mystical being come to haunt you--he's someone everyone knew. It was a brilliant adult twist on th
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Gelo Sugui
Sep 21, 2017 rated it liked it
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[[I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review]]

You know what, this should be around 3.75-4 stars, but things are holding me to give it.

If your are fans of the American Horror Story: Coven, you will loved this story.

The time that I received and read its synopsis, I told myself, "This will be a AHS freaking thing". (I'm not comparing it to AHS: Coven). I'm trying. But I missed those scaring characters like "Papa Legba."

Since this series is titled "Witche
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Christy Lau
Sep 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Original review here.

Thanks to the publisher for providing me an advance reading copy in exchange for an honest review. The King of Bones and Ashes will be available on 23rd January 2018.

Winnowing between three female narrators, Horn conjured a marvellous cobweb of Machiavellian machinations. The witches were meticulous murderers, preying on the more merciful and spinning soul-stirring confessions from omissions and lies. A family drama this may be, but certainly not the suffocating, suburban ki
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Louise
Sep 30, 2017 rated it liked it
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Ashley
Oct 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
This story follows three witches of New Orleans as they try to save magic as it is diminishing from the world. It reminded me a bit of Deborah Harkness in the sense of strong female characters, magic, and mystery. I had a little trouble following along as it vacillated between the characters, but the murder and mystery kept me guessing the entire time. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series when they come out.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the copy in return for an hone
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Samantha
Sep 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
 "I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review”

I was pleasantly suprised by this book. I really.enjoyed it.

The characters were well fleshed out in my opinion.
I really liked seeing the relationships of everyone and how they all knew each other.

I always like a book that keeps me guessing and I never once guessed the bad guy was who it was.

I can't wait to find out what happens next.
Dawn
Sep 28, 2017 rated it liked it
I received an advance copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Magic is waning in the world for unknown reasons, and the witches are panicking. They are resorting to things like harvesting body parts from other dead witches for residual power. Alice has been away from this for several years, having been in a Psych? Hospital for witches. When she was young she witnessed her brothers murder at the hand of Babau Jean, who is like the boogeyman for witches. The book was a lot confusing
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Natty
Oct 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Beautifully wicked and gothic, reminds me of early works by Clive Barker. Incredibly detailed and lushly written it oozes New Orleans style and legends in between it's magic and engrossing plot.
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JD Horn was raised in rural Tennessee, and has since carried a bit of its red clay in him while travelling the world, from Hollywood, to Paris, to Tokyo. He studied comparative literature as an undergrad, focusing on French and Russian in particular. He also holds an MBA in international business and worked as a financial analyst before becoming a novelist. . He and his spouse, Rich, and their pet ...more
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