After the terrorist witch coven known as Moonset was destroyed fifteen years ago—during a secret war against the witch Congress—five children were left behind, saddled with a legacy of darkness. Sixteen-year-old Justin Daggett, son of a powerful Moonset warlock, has been raised alongside the other orphans by the witch Congress, who fear the children will one day continue the destruction their parents started.
A deadly assault by a wraith, claiming to work for Moonset’s most dangerous disciple, Cullen Bridger, forces the five teens to be evacuated to Carrow Mill. But when dark magic wreaks havoc in their new hometown, Justin and his siblings are immediately suspected. Justin sets out to discover if someone is trying to frame the Moonset orphans . . . or if Bridger has finally come out of hiding to reclaim the legacy of Moonset. He learns there are secrets in Carrow Mill connected to Moonset’s origins, and keeping the orphans safe isn’t the only reason the Congress relocated them . . "-Goodreads.com
Moonset by Scott Tracey is the first in the Legacy of Moonset. In the premise lies the promise of terrorist witch covens, orphans, and a Congress that acts mysteriously. Everything looked wonderful in that aspect, along with the dystopian world of witches and dark warlocks. The characters were even great, 5 orphans that have bonded as siblings and as the only children of the terrorist coven Moonset, and the only left of the coven. Not only is that already a strong connection, but there is a curse that if anyone tries to separate them, terrible things occur. All of this screams promise and really the characters did have awesome banter at times, but for some reason this book was a bit flat for me.
The action was definitely evident in the book; don’t get me wrong there were some moments of gore. The mystery of why Congress relocated the orphans to a specific seemingly quite town is very intriguing, but the writing sometimes was confusing. Mixed into each chapter were clips of the past, concerning Moonset, which gave background information on what occurred with Moonset. Perhaps it was only confusing because I feel the whole story of what happened in the past is not done being revealed.
The characters do help the story and the dialogue is pretty witty and sharp tongued. I gave this book a 3 star out of 5 overall, because I did like it. I just hope to feel less confused in the next book. I am definitely going to continue this series.
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