A Far Wilder Magic
by Allison Saft
Pub Date – 3/15/22
Margaret spots the mythical hala in the woods which precedes the Halfmoon Hunt. She wants to compete but needs to partner with an alchemist. Luckily for her a alchemy apprentice has shown up at her door looking for her mother who is a famous alchemist. Wes is charming but an outsider to this small town. They don’t have immediate chemistry but the more they work together the more a silent yearning and budding love starts between them.
Both him and Margaret are different religions from eachother and from those in the town are from another and they look down on them.
They have some rivals and people in town that are cruel but there are also people that help Margaret since her mother has left her to live and survive in her home alone.
These two were very full characters and confronted what others said about themselves such as Wes needing attention and Margaret hiding away in her home. But loved when he caught her with a romance novel 😂
This story was so interesting and dark in many ways but felt warm.
❓ What kind of magic would you like? This book has alchemic magic which was very cool.
Thank you stmartinspress and netgalley for the e-ARC for my honest and voluntary review.
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When Margaret Welty spots the legendary hala, the last living mythical creature, she knows the Halfmoon Hunt will soon follow. Whoever is able to kill the hala will earn fame and riches, and unlock an ancient magical secret. If Margaret wins the hunt, it may finally bring her mother home. While Margaret is the best sharpshooter in town, only teams of two can register, and she needs an alchemist.
Weston Winters isn’t an alchemist–yet. Fired from every apprenticeship he’s landed, his last chance hinges on Master Welty taking him in. But when Wes arrives at Welty Manor, he finds only Margaret and her bloodhound Trouble. Margaret begrudgingly allows him to stay, but on one condition: he must join the hunt with her.
Although they make an unlikely team, Wes is in awe of the girl who has endured alone on the outskirts of a town that doesn’t want her, in this creaking house of ghosts and sorrow. And even though Wes disrupts every aspect of her life, Margaret is drawn to him. He, too, knows what it’s like to be an outsider. As the hunt looms closer and tensions rise, Margaret and Wes uncover dark magic that could be the key to winning the hunt – if they survive that long.
In A Far Wilder Magic, Allison Saft has written an achingly tender love story set against a deadly hunt in an atmospheric, rich fantasy world that will sweep you away.