Kane’s Cross: Witchfinder
(Book Two in the Witchfinder Series 2)
by E. M. G. Wixley
Review by Barry Boy
Kane’s Cross by E. M. G. Wixley is a novel of the genre Fantasy written in the third-person. The time period is current and the location is the United Kingdom.
We meet the two main characters right at the beginning of Kane’s Cross, when Kane, a drunken, if not alcoholic ex-servicemen, who seems to be suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, rescues Poppy, ‘a young girl’, from an assailant on the street, and they run away together down to the West Country.
Poppy saves them from impoverishment by using skills that she has learned from her own kind, whom she says are often called witches by those who live on the surface of the planet, and they head back north to Kane’s home town, where he hopes to be able to stay with one of his separated parents until he sorts himself out..
However, it seems that his dysfunctional family are also involved with witches, but on the other side. Unbeknownst to most, the Catholic Church is still carrying out a vendetta against witches, and Kane’s two younger brothers are members of that Holy Army against the Forces of Darkness. In fact, they are so fanatical that they have already murdered their older sister on suspicion of being a witch..
Meanwhile, their mother and father stand by apparently oblivious to the mayhem going on around them, or perhaps that is why they seem to be so useless as parents. Kane has inadvertently led Poppy into danger by taking her home.
The rest of Kane’s Cross
Eventually, a solution is found – they should all begin a new life in the Promised Land overseas and they set off for it, but without Kane. He has one more task to accomplish before he can join them.
I enjoyed Kane’s Cross