Witches Steeped in Gold

Witches Steeped in Gold #1

Ciannon Smart

fiction fantasy young adult
adventurous dark mysterious slow-paced

560 pages | first published 2021

This Jamaican-inspired fantasy debut about two enemy witches who must enter into a deadly alliance to take down a common enemy has the twisted cat-and-mouse of Killing Eve with the richly imagined fantasy world of Furyborn and Ember in the Ashes.

Divided by their order. United by their vengeance.

Iraya has spent her life in a cell, but every day brings her closer to freedom—and vengeance.

Jazmyne is the Queen’s daughter, but unlike her sister before her, she has no intention of dying to strengthen her mother’s power.

Sworn enemies, these two witches enter a precarious alliance to take down a mutual threat. But power is intoxicating, revenge is a bloody pursuit, and nothing is certain—except the lengths they will go to win this game.

"A thundering waterfall of magic, vengeance and intrigue." —Samantha Shannon, New York Times & Sunday Times bestselling author of The Priory of the Orange Tree and The Bone Season.

What the community thinks

summary of 17 ratings (see reviews)

Moods

adventurous 100%
tense 100%
dark 75%
mysterious 75%
emotional 25%

Pace

slow 50%
medium 50%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 50% | Plot: 50%

Strong character development?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 50%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 33% | No: 33% | Yes: 33%

Average rating

4.02