Book: Hammer of the Witch
Publisher: Harmony Ink
Cover Artist: Tiferet Designs
Publication date: January 9, 2018
Length: 180 pages
Reviewed by Racheal
History isn’t dead when you’re living it.
Ash and Grant are about to learn why it was called the Dark Ages, when Merlin, in the guise of their teacher, once again sends them time traveling to reclaim one of the antiquities their prank destroyed: a book called the Malleus Maleficarum, or Hammer of the Witches, which was used to persecute and kill innocent people throughout medieval Europe.
They’ll need to keep their heads down and their wits about them in a Germany ruled by the iron fist of the Inquisition, where anyone who is different is dragged off to horrifying prisons, tortured to confession, and ultimately killed in the worst way imaginable. But it won’t be easy to navigate a frightening and brutal time, secure Merlin’s book, and make it home without attracting attention.
Ashton and Grant are two teenage boys that go to Stanton School for Boys. The two of them have an unusual relationship. They can go from wanting to kiss each other one minute to physically beating each other the next. One fight ended up causing a big fire and destroying all their teacher's artifacts. Their punishment, is they have to go back in time to gather all their teacher's artifacts without changing the past.
For Ashton and Grant, this kept them from getting kicked out of school but going back in history together for these two isn't all that fun and exciting.
The next artifact that is needed back is a book called the Malleus Maleficarum it's Latin and translate to "Hammer of the Witch." A book that had sent many to their deaths claiming that they were witches. Once the boys are transported back in time, the things that they witness have no doubt changed them. Witnessing bodies being already burnt at the stake, listening to innocent people being charged with witchery.
As soon as Ashton gets the book in his hand, the plan falls through and gets Grant captured. Now Ashton's only mission is to get Grant free and keep the book in his possession without being caught himself.
The journey back in time with Ashton and Grant is one that will surely have you wanted to take the next trip with them back in time.
I loved going back in time with these two amazing characters and seeing the witch trails through their eyes. It's a time period that has always fantasized me.
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