JUSTINE'S JUDGEMENT: The Witches of Andar Book Two, by Ashlie Harris ***Excerpt-Giveaway***
The Witches of Andar Book 2
by Ashlie Harris
Justine’s Judgement is the second installment in a brand new Fantasy series by Ashlie Harris. The first book, which bears the same name as the series itself, is entitled The Witches of Andar and was released January 1st, 2018.
In this sequel to TWoA, Justine and her friends, Alice and Malinda, are once again fighting back against the evil Duke Ebrius. Evading and outwitting him at every turn, the witches team up with some very colorful characters along the way. There’s Jaicor, Malinda’s cousin and helpful aid to the witches in the early part of their journey. Jaicor’s wife, Marcine, is a delight, as well. Their witty banter is a heart-warming sight to the three travel-weary women.
Later, the group encounters, Jaicor’s markethand, Olendian, and continues on to meet Malinda’s other cousin, Jaicor’s sister, Lady Luleth. Lady Luleth’s husband, Lord Kelton and Jehren, a member of their staff decide to help Malinda, Alice, and Justine when they come to Crippen Manor looking for allies. While devising a plan to defeat the Duke, Justine befriends a guest staying at the Manor. She is Eleyna, a mysterious and beautiful woman who quickly becomes a close confidant and ally. Though Justine and Eleyna form a fast bond, Eleyna’s motives may not be as pure as she portends. Uncovering secret pasts and unrecognized ancestries, not a soul will be left unchanged by the events about to take place. In the end, the witches and their friends will work together to bring down the greatest evil to ever threaten the land of Andar!
There was an unidentifiable part of her that was missing. And it was essential to being a true
An-Kishar witch. She vaguely wondered, through her heartache and temporary stupefaction, what
that might mean. And, for the first time in a long time, she wasn’t sure what she believed.
The thick boughs immersed the witches in dark shadows and Malinda stopped, closed her eyes and
concentrated. She whispered an incantation, “Pila Luminis,” and a small, glimmering light appeared to
surround the aged enchantress, growing in its size and intensity by the second.
Justine, in her never-ending curiosity, pulled the dusty book from its cubby and began flipping
gingerly through the pages. The ancient novel contained pictures and stories regarding the Gods and
Goddess of the Old World. It had been many years since Malinda had seen one of these books and the
images brought back many memories from her childhood. Her mother, reading these stories to her
before bed, would tell them with such intensity that Malinda nearly believed them to be true and, to
this day, still hadn’t fully discounted the possibility. After all, the An-Kishar had to have come from
somewhere. Justine had flipped through nearly the entire book before stopping on one page in
particular. “Look!” she said, jumping up and thrusting the book toward Malinda and Alice,
“Someone’s written something, here in the margin.” She flipped the book back around and squinted,
trying to read the minuscule scratches, “I can’t make it out,” she said, “It looks like someone was trying
to find the site of the Anustians, though!” Malinda was amused at Justine’s bewilderment.
“Oh, child,” said the old witch with a hearty chuckle, “Many people have tried, and failed, to locate the
original site of the Anustians. It is not surprising to me that Jaicor would have such a tome in his
house. He, too, was told the stories as a child. It is part of the An-Kishar legacy.”
“Well, I’ve only ever heard bits and pieces through you,” replied Justine, “I’m going to ask Jaicor if
he’d mind me borrowing this book while we’re here.”
The Witches of Andar Book 1
A trio of An-Kishar witches has unwittingly become involved in a royal coup. After saving the murdered king's son, the foursome takes shelter with a traveling theater troupe, hoping to stay in hiding until the Prince is able to reclaim his throne.
Fight alongside Malinda, Alice, and Justine to rid the kingdom of the dark magic that threatens to run rampant. Venture into the Hanging Ferns Forest, travel with the Thespian Connection, and help unravel the mysteries that lie within the realm of Andar!
"Alice!... You can't slap a Prince!" -Justine; The Witches of Andar- Book 1
In addition to The Witches of Andar series (Book 1-Released Jan. 1st, 2018.), Ashlie is also the author of two anthologies- Extra Life & Circles of the Soul- and one flash-fiction horror story, Midnight Monster.