Witch Lights: Book Two of the Blackwater Lights Trilogy - Michael M. Hughes

In the fallout of the Blackwater incident, Ellen and her son, William, are presumed dead, with Ray as the prime suspect for their deaths in addition to the fallen cultists.  In return for their help in the Blackwater incident, and in hope of harnessing Ray's abilities for themselves, the Brotherhood is helping shelter the trio in South America.  They have more to fear than just discovery and extradition to the United States.  Lily, with her financial and occult power, is on the hunt.

But there are other players in this game.  Mantu, their protector since Blackwater, has grown uneasy with the changes in the Brotherhood's leaders.  And Ellen attracts the eye of a very powerful drug lord who offers protection from Lily, but is less than human or benign himself.


Witch Lights follows on the heels of Blackwater Lights, and suffers from the all too common middle book slump.  There is threat, tension, danger, and secrets, but the entire book failed to deliver the same narrative punch of it's precursor.  It very much reads as a set up for the thrilling conclusion of the trilogy, but I'm not sure if Witch Lights leaves me wanting to finish after it's failure to live up to Blackwater Lights.

Advanced Reader Copy copy courtesy of Netgalley; differences may exist between uncorrected galley text and the final edition.

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