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Felyn's Curse

(The Witch King Trilogy #2)

3.33  ·  Rating details ·  21 ratings  ·  20 reviews
Can love and sacrifice conquer a curse?

When Felyn was a young, defenseless witch, she was cursed to live as a shape shifter—a deadly panther. She might have been rescued and raised by a noble and powerful leader, but she lives in fear she will hurt those she loves in her animal form so each full moon she hides deep in the forest. But how can she refuse her adoptive father’
Published March 6th 2019
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♥ WishfulMiss ♥
This is book two in the series and although I didn't read the first book, I felt a little lost since this book picks up right after the events of book one. There is mention of characters and situations that aren't re-hashed so you only get limited information. Would recommend reading book 1 first as this one isn't quiet a stand-alone read.

I liked the concept of the world this author built but I had a hard time connecting to the main characters. Varz ran so hot and cold with Felyn. Then Felyn did
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64 points, 3 ¼ stars

Felyn's Curse was written much better than Thalgor's Witch. It is like the author took all my beliefs in her as a writer, and took them to heart. She definitely grew as an author between books one and two of this series. I'm really glad for the growth. While I suppose this could be read as a standalone, I don't think you should. I think this is really meant to be read after book one, when you've alrea
I got to about 60% before I dnf.

This is a first for me by this author. While I did see this was a 2nd book in a series, I felt that it could be read as a standalone.
I think what I didn't like about this book was all of the "*" pov changes and some were only a few sentences. It became hard trying to tell which character were "talking." I think the writing for me was just ok, and the story ended up being subpar for a fantasy/paranormal. It wasn't wowing me enough to continue, and I still didn't re
Feb 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was received as an ARC from Tule Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

This book completely took my breath away in the excitement and anticipation throughout the entire book. The concept completely reminded me of Once Upon a Time and how this could be a new character with the special gift/curse of being a shapeshifter and forced to marry for royalty and gaining an ally for her father's kingdom. But, when the pr
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
When requesting this book, I hadn't realized this was the second in the series, which is completely my fault. However, even without having read the first book, this was quite easy to read as a stand-alone..

I hadn't expected to enjoy this as much as I did! This reads like a modern, sexy fairy tale and I gobbled it up like hot cakes! There were some issues with abrupt POV-switches, but other than that this read well and the story was really entertaining. Definitely recommend for lovers of paranorm
Liz (Quirky Cat)
Dec 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019-reads
Felyn’s Curse is the second novel in Nancy Holland’s Witch King Trilogy. This is a series that combines fantasy elements with romantic subplots. So it’s perfect for anybody that’s hoping to find that blend.
Felyn has spent her whole life being cursed. Thankfully, she’s grown up in a village that accepts her for who she is – even though she tends to get a bit furry under the night sky. Now Felyn has the chance to pay back her family and maintain the peace. All she has to do is agree to a fake ma
Alexandra G.
Feb 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, arcs
3.5 stars

* An advanced reading copy was provided by the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. *

I have to admit, I liked the first one better. Mainly because this book had one aspect that I usually try to avoid in what I read.
So yes, that will be a spoiler. It doesn't affect the story that much, only a little in the beginning, but I just don't like these types of situations. (view spoiler)
Mar 04, 2019 rated it liked it
I was unaware that Felyn's Curse was the second of "The Witch King" series. Regardless, the book still allowed for a good stand-alone. At least this is how I felt with about 90% of the book.

Half-way through, I started to enjoy this book, where the build-up and anticipation of the story was more focused. Only then was I unable to put the book down until the very last page.

Felyn was a timid young woman who bravery married a stranger and politically to better her people and Varz. When confronted
Angel Hatfield
Sep 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Can love and sacrifice conquer a curse? When Felyn was a young, defenseless witch, she was cursed to live as a shape shifter—a deadly panther. She might have been rescued and raised by a noble and powerful leader, but she lives in fear she will hurt those she loves in her animal form so each full moon she hides deep in the forest. But how can she refuse her adoptive father’s plea for an arranged marriage with a new ally? After all, it’s temporary and in name only… Varz agrees to an arranged marr ...more
Mar 04, 2019 rated it liked it
When I read the synopsis for this book, I was reminded of some of the romance novels my mom used to read when I was younger. I sometimes sneaked one away to read it in the quiet of my bedroom, because I was curious to what the stories were about and how they were constructed. Added to this book was the witchy subject. A storyline I've always been interested in.

I didn't know this was the second book in a series, and I didn't read the first one. Let me just start by saying that. I don't really kn
Feb 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: smut-paranormal
* An advanced reading copy was provided by the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. *
I actually really liked this story. My three stars in more of a 3.5, but the problems come from some problems with the storytelling, not from the story itself. The characters are great and I was sucked in from the beginning. I liked seeing what they would do and how they would solve the issues in their relationship. But that's also where the problems came in. The "curse" seem very easily
Mar 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Felyn’s Curse is the second book in the Witch King Trilogy by Nancy Holland. While it has ties to the first book, I think it could be read as a stand-alone. This fantasy setting is a time of magic, a time of suspicion and a time of battles and alliances. All of this comes into play for Felyn and her curse.

Varz, the hero of the story has many flaws, some easier to forgive than others. Felyn forgive him way faster than I could have. Felyn is the more likable character who wants to do what is right
Barbara Strickland
Lovely reading

The second book in this fantasy/paranormal series is just as good as the first. The simplicity of the world-building allows us to enter the setting and connect to the story, and this along with the very human emotions like fear, mistrust, desire and love that the writer encourages us to share with the characters (especially Felyn) makes this enjoyable reading, nice reading, the kind that lets you forget the real world for a little while.
Enjoying this series!
Tabitha Bouldin
Dec 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
Excellent use of setting and dialogue to push the plot and characters.
Felyn and Varz have a marriage of convenience in order to bring peace to their lands. Felyn will be his wife for one year and they will not be husband and wife in the true sense of the word. Of course, this will become a huge obstacle for both parties.
I thought the characters were well-developed and the plot intriguing. Felyn encounters resistance on every side but always manages to keep her dignity.
Varz, in my opinion, was so
Jaycee Jarvis
Jul 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another mesmerizing fantasy romance from Nancy Holland. I love the vivid world building in this series, and difficult topics (questions of what we owe our families and ourselves, and a leader's obligations to his people) were handled with depth and intelligence. Speculative fiction at its finest.
Feb 21, 2019 rated it liked it
This story is filled with the fluff of any romance novel. The plot was filled with stereotypical characters that followed a much used formula seen in this genre. Regardless of all that, I still finished it because at the end of the day, a fluffy romance novel is sometimes all you really want.
Valeria Orlando
Feb 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Felyn is a witch, a healer, that is cursed and every full moon she becomes a panther. This is her greatest secret and shame. Varz is a leader who wants peace for his folks and doesn't think he is worthy. They get married to seal an alliance between their two people, a link that is about honor and duty. They have both a strong personality and are selfless. I really liked how their relationship grows and how they face all the things that happens. This book is the second of a trilogy but you can re ...more
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I love this cover. I wish the story gripped me as much as it did. This fantasy is set in a an age where mankind is just beginning to end their hunter gatherer ways and build communities where they could farm and live in one place. Nancy does a great job of creating a society with all the rules and politics. Someone in this world is always trying to wrest power from someone else.

Felyn and Varz are caught in the middle of it all tryin
rated it it was ok
Apr 11, 2019
thewoollygeek (tea, cake, crochet & books)
I enjoyed this but I found it to be just like the previous book, just seemed to be a repeat of the same plot and although I liked the characters and story because I had just read the first it didn’t thrill me, an interesting story but too similar to the first

Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest review
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Mar 12, 2020
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Thank you Netgalley for an advanced e-copy of this book.
I only made it 50 pages into this book and DNF'd it. This is not going to be a true review and rating, as i didn't really read it. It probably didn't help that this was the 2nd book and starts right where the first one left off. I was confused and the book didn't grab me. I found the writing not very intriguing and the characters were unlikeable. The world building was interesting though. The characters felt like stereotypes. Supposedly th
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Nancy Holland recently began to live her dream as a full-time writer. She writes stories about people who refuse to give up on themselves, struggle to change their lives, and learn to trust each other. When not reading or writing, she loves to travel and explore cities where she can feel the lives of people who lived there centuries ago.

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