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The Wounded Ones

(Witch of Empire #2)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  24 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Demons and serial killers are Iona “Sully” Sullivan’s bread and butter, but nothing could have prepared her to face off against the full weight of the British Empire at the height of its power. With the War for American Independence in full swing, she finds even her prodigious talents pushed beyond their limits when citizens of the American Colonies begin vanishing amidst ...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published June 23rd 2020 by Meerkat Press
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Lex Kent
I’m hooked on this series. There have not been a lot of new paranormal or urban fantasy books lately so I was really excited to get my hands on this book. This is the second book in the Witch of Empire trilogy. I would highly recommend reading book one The Year of the Knife first. This is a series that needs to be read in order. I read book one almost three years ago and it took me a little while to remember a lot of the important secondary characters. Going so long between books was hard enough ...more
DNF @ 35%

actual rating: 2.5

I really enjoyed the first book in this series but just cannot get into this one for whatever reason. I am finding that a lot of times lately I will read the first book in a series and really enjoy it but once I go to read the next one I just don't really have a desire to read more. I guess it's kind of a good thing in some ways that many books in a series can stand well on their own, but still a bit annoying. Anyway I'm sure this will be completely enjoyable to many p
Linda Hepworth
Jun 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I started reading this sequel the day I finished the first book in the series (The Year of the Knife) and thoroughly enjoyed remaining immersed in Sully's world of magic! (Full review will follow.) ...more
Aug 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Received this in a giveaway and can’t wait to read!
Sara Codair
Apr 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I liked this even better than the first book. Sully had the same great voice, but a more depth. And her demon friend is now one of my favorite character in the series.

I received a copy of this from Meerkat Press in exchange for an honest review. Eventually, I'll come back and write a more detailed review.
Alex Knight
Jun 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Everything I liked from the first book is back and better!

The first book was a ton of fun and Penman's done it again here! An exceptional sequel and tense new adventure for Sully. Penman is truly one of the best up and coming authors. If you liked book one, you're in for a treat!
chelle reads
Apr 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Wounded Ones is vivid, wild, and interesting!
Though I have never got the chance to read nor review the first book in this series, I am definitely going to, after reading this masterpiece.
The book starts off fresh! So, if you're like me, there's no chance you'll be confused with the plot or anything that has happened before. I'm going to be honest, sure, there were some parts I had to reread or come to my own conclusions. But, other than that, you get introduced to the characters pretty wel
Kristel (hungryandhappy)
Jul 05, 2020 rated it liked it
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Such an intense read full of action and twist I surely wasn't expecting. Sully has even more on her plate than ever before and she's been alive for half a century! The British Empire is attacking and has a defence mechanism nobody was expecting, demons are on Sully's side like it's her shadow twin demon who is funny and protective and definitely not a big bird.

Action and magic packed this book was a fun ride!
Jill Elizabeth
May 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing

(Ok, there, I've gushed. Review done.)

That's not it, of course - although it could be. You should definitely take my word for it: this sequel was every bit as enjoyable as the first in the series. Things pick up right where they left off (I reread The Year of the Knife to catch myself up and am glad I did), and never stop running from page one until the bitter end. I am continually impressed by Penman's ability to generate a wholly unique world that reminds me of oth
Sadie Forsythe
Sep 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

It took me a while to get into this book, which worried me a little. It's been a while since I read book one, but I remembered liking it. So, I worried I was going to be disappointed when I didn't immediately love this one. But I stuck with it and it paid off.

Once the action starts rollicking along it doesn't stop. Mostly though, I love Sully. She's just the sort of sarcastic, kick-ass broad I like to read about. I did think all the fighting got a little tedious and she does have a pretty se
I very much enjoyed "The Year of the Knife", so when the opportunity came along to read the sequel, I jumped to it. Now I wish I had read the first installment again before diving into this one all excited. While the magic system and the alternative history of a magical American War of Independence and a world full of fae and demons were still amazing, I found this book had some narrative issues.

Like I said, you should definitely read those two books in close succession, because this second one
Jul 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fun and charming read with plenty of personality and a really interesting premise. Perfectly possible to keep up with even though I haven’t read #1 (although I definitely want to now)!
Jun 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is an entertaining read! I haven’t read Book 1 and didn’t feel lost or confused. Thanks to Goodreads and Meerkat for an ebook ARC. This is my honest review.
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G. D. Penman is the author of more books than you can shake a reasonably-sized stick at.

Before finally realising that the career’s advisor lied to him about making a living as an author, G. D. Penman worked as an editor, tabletop game designer, and literally every awful demeaning job that you can think of in-between.

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