US title: The Witch Queen
(Third and final book in the trilogy)
Each of the novels in this trilogy can be read separately without
prior knowledge of the other two, but they are best read in succession.
this one, the witch from the previous story returns, invigorated
by a dip in the Styx and therefore invulnerable.
must somehow destroy her while also evading a trap set for her by
the dark spirit Azmordis, a manifestation of the devil.
she is falling in love – but her new boyfriend has secrets
that may prove fatal to them both.
Probably the best written of the trilogy (much tighter than the
two other books) and the climactic confrontation between Fern and
Azmordis was, at the time of writing, my favourite fantasy scene