The Shadow Wand Book Review

The Shadow Wand is the third book in the Black Witch Chronicles by Laurie Forest.



Elloren Gardner hides the most powerful secret in all Erthia—she is the Black Witch of Prophecy, and destined to triumph…or be used as the ultimate weapon of destruction.

Separated from everyone she loves, isolated and hunted, Elloren must turn to the last person she can trust—her fastmate, Commander Lukas Grey. With the Mage forces of Gardneria poised to conquer all of Erthia, Elloren has no choice but to ally with Lukas and combine their power to keep herself out of the hands of Gardnerian leader Marcus Vogel…the holder of the all-consuming Shadow Wand.

With just weeks to train to become a warrior, and no control over her magic, Elloren finds unexpected allies among those under orders to kill her. It’s time to step up. To fight back. And to forge onward through the most devastating loss yet.


I really loved how Laurie Forest expanded her world and new allies are found in this book. It shows just how many people are fighting for the good for all.

Elloren’s relationship status is very interesting as she is hand fastened to someone she doesn’t love but the truth is revealed as he was protecting her. She is love with a man who she needs to be separated from.

Forest introduces new help in an unexpected way that kept me hooked throughout the whole book. The cliffhanger left me wanting to read more.

4.5/5 stars

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