Witchmark

Witchmark

C. L. Polk arrives on the scene with Witchmark, a stunning, addictive fantasy that combines intrigue, magic, betrayal, and romance. In an original world reminiscent of Edwardian England in the shadow of a World War, cabals of noble families use their unique magical gifts to control the fates of nations, while one young man seeks only to live a life of his own. Magic marked M C. L. Polk arrives on the scene with Witchmark, a stunning, addictive fantasy that combines intrigue, magic, betr...

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Title:Witchmark
Author:C.L. Polk
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:B0756HL8LR
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:318 pages pages

Witchmark Reviews

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    Jun 22, 2018
    I have to admit that the stunning cover of this book was what first caught my eye. Then, I read the blurb and my weakness for a world that is like our, but with magic won me over. Just imagine a world that is a reminiscent of Edwardian England, where a war has been going on, between Ae...
  • Elizabeth
    Nov 27, 2017
    An amazing book; an extraordinary first book. Enthralling, fast-paced, and romantic, Witchmark unveils a fascinating world. Polk writes with assured ease. I can't wait for her next book! ...
  • Thomas
    Aug 13, 2018
    2.5 stars Wanted to love this one but struggled to connect to its writing and characters. I most enjoyed the elements of class conflict and family strife. C.L. Polk writes about class privilege and servitude well, and the tension between our main character, Miles, and his family hel...
  • Stephanie
    Jun 19, 2018
    A really lovely, lyrical romantic fantasy novel with an Edwardian feel and a truly distinctive magical system. I was lucky enough to get an ARC, and I enjoyed it so much! It isn't fast-moving, but it's really lush, gorgeously written and full of emotion. ...
  • Aliette
    Sep 24, 2017
    A lovely adventure/romance featuring a shell-shocked veteran working in a hospital in the wake of a devastating war, and the mysterious and aloof being who is here to investigate the disappearance of dead souls. Very strong atmosphere and strong characters (sister/brother relationship ...
  • unknown
    Oct 26, 2017
    Delightful magic, an intriguing mystery, a well-shaped world, sweet M/M romance, a sexy shaving scene, and bicycle chases. It's a good one. ...
  • carol.
    Oct 06, 2018
    It's quite, so very, very twee. The good stuff: it is very charming. There's a sweet romance. There are men bicycling. There are feisty ladies. And I wasn't inclined to either fall asleep or throw the book once. The background: There's a very Edwardian England feel about it, all ...
  • Bradley
    Nov 22, 2018
    I honestly did not know what to expect with this except that a ton of people I know swore by it. So sure, I barely looked at the blurb and dove right in, basically clueless. What I found was a mystery soon after a world war, featuring a hounded mage serving as a doctor in England. C...
  • Denise
    Feb 14, 2019
    And we have to wait till 2020 for the next book???? ...
  • Kaley
    May 31, 2018
    Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book from my place of employment. 2.5? Maybe? My main problem with this is that it reads like fan fiction (I'm saying this as someone who has read more 100k+ fics than I could possibly count). When you start reading a fic, you already know wh...
  • Mel (Epic Reading)
    Jan 15, 2019
    This is a beautiful love story, with an engaging magic system and led by a political intrigue story. Just wonderful. I'm especially enamoured by it now that I know it's written by a Canadian who lives near me! I'm hoping that when I get my physical copy (as I read an eARC) that I can f...
  • ✨    jamieson   ✨
    Apr 17, 2019
    Me and this book got off to a bit of a rocky start but once we got going we really got along. A lot of my friends loved this book and I see why - it's a really cute fantasy with an m/m relationship at the centre and a really unique setting. Anyways, you know when you just don't hav...
  • ¸. • * ° *❧Gwendolyn❧°**★°**★
    Sep 27, 2018
    New Writers. A Box Of Chocolates... Can be sweet finds! I always feel like the box of chocolates quote when I open a book of a new VERY new writer. And, this one was a bittersweet find. I kind of lost interest at midpoint, and found it was a struggle to finish. My Overall...
  • Lindsay
    Sep 12, 2018
    A short fantasy with a setting inspired by Edwardian England and with a compelling protagonist. Dr Miles Singer is a returned veteran working at a hospital as a psychiatrist. Only that's not the whole story: he's also Sir Christopher Miles Hensley, a powerful Secondary Mage, who wou...
  • Lata
    Oct 28, 2018
    I enjoyed this fast-paced story with its post-World War I analogue world. I thoroughly liked Miles Singer, and his sweet romance with Tristan Hunter. I liked the magical system and the way class was used to indicate acceptable and unacceptable magical practitioners. And though I took a...
  • wanderer (Para)
    Mar 27, 2019
    Witchmark ended up being the book that finally got me out of my March reading slump. It's a charming, easy read, that hit precisely the right spot. The plot is one third murder mystery, one third romance, and one third historical fantasy, which makes for a lovely mix. In a world whe...
  • Riley
    Jul 24, 2018
    historical ? magical ? gay ??? murder mystery ? I adored this. it wasn't anything like what I expected ...
  • Robyn
    Sep 13, 2018
    I really liked this. It?s a rich world (beware, you do get dropped in the deep end), with a compelling main character and a wonderful romance to boot. I will eagerly read the next one! ...
  • Lisa
    May 18, 2018
    THANKS TO THE PUBLISHER AND NETGALLEY FOR PROVIDING ME WITH A COPY FOR REVIEW, THIS DID NOT AFFECT MY OPINION OF THE BOOK IN ANY WAY. Witchmarkis so refreshingly different from everything else I?ve read lately. It pulls elements from all sorts of familiar story types in fantas...
  • Daniel
    Nov 25, 2018
    This is going to be one of those reviews where I generally liked the book but am going to spend most of my time complaining. TL;DR: it was fun and kept me reading, but I found the characters somewhat frustrating and a bit stupid. :) I don't entirely know how to categorize Witchmark....
  • Manisha
    Sep 02, 2018
    RTC ...
  • Bogi Takács
    Sep 30, 2018
    I enjoyed it, but review probably a bit later, because I'm still thinking about multiple aspects (and also, another round of Jewish holidays is coming up). Content notice for nonconsensual power exchange. (There is also consensual power exchange, so it's not only that.) Source of...
  • Gary
    Nov 08, 2018
    RTC ...
  • Philip
    Apr 09, 2019
    4.25ish stars. One of my favorite books from 2018. I like the characters and the mystery. Definitely continuing with the series. Just another instance of enjoying a Nebula-nominated book that I wouldn't otherwise have read. ...
  • Aleksandra
    Jul 30, 2018
    Where do I even start... I?ve struggled a lot while reading it. The atmosphere of the story is oppressive and unsettling, it?s been some time since I?ve read the book like that and my poor heart has tried to abandon me but I?ve finished the book and I?m very pleased about ...
  • Natasha
    Feb 20, 2018
    Y'all, please read this book. Cool magic and happy gays. s/o to tor.com for sending this to me. ...
  • Acqua
    Jun 18, 2018
    Witchmark is a novel I find very difficult to sum up, because it's one of the few books which are many different things at the same time - a sweet m/m romance, a paranormal, a murder mystery, an exploration of class privilege, a novel about the consequences of war - and manage to devel...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Jun 04, 2018
    You know when you read really good fanfiction or really good romance, and yes, you know that there might be a few tropes, but you are just so invested in everything within the story, and you want to praise it forever and send it to all your friends? That?s how I feel about this book....
  • Freya Marske
    Nov 26, 2018
    DO YOU LIKE: - classic murder mysteries? - high-speed bicycle chases? - an idealistic and exhausted Hufflepuff doctor protagonist? - tense and complicated sibling relationships? - meditations on war neuroses and empire and the terrible cost of prosperity? - What If Sherlock Hol...
  • Sabrina
    Mar 31, 2019
    I have already read way too many underwhelming books this year, so stumbling over this gem of a story made me so happy! Not only are Miles and Tristan stunningly cute together but it's also a really refreshing book about magic, war, politics, betrayal.... I couldn't put it down! I ne...