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Secrets of the Lost Caves (Book) Review

 
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4/ 5


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An action packed fantasy tale with unique knitting elements woven throughout.

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It can be difficult to keep all of the many characters straight.


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Potluck Yarn Trilogy, Book 2   The witches of the Potluck Club are back, and they are just as determined as ever to save their world from the evil designs of Tasman, a witch they once thought of as one of their own.   The witches in this fantastical tale are likely quite different from […]

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Posted April 24, 2015 by

 
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Potluck Yarn Trilogy, Book 2

 

The witches of the Potluck Club are back, and they are just as determined as ever to save their world from the evil designs of Tasman, a witch they once thought of as one of their own.

 

The witches in this fantastical tale are likely quite different from any you’ve seen before (unless, of course, you’ve read the first book in the series). These witches derive their power from a rather expected source – magical crystals. But it is how they channel and use that magic that is unusual – knitting. This circle of witches uses the magical crystals to dye wool yarn into many beautiful shades and colors, but they also imbue it with a variety of magical tools to help the wearer of the garments in many different ways.

 

From a hat that allows the wearer to virtually disappear when needed, to magical wrist cuffs that imbue those who don them with increased strength, to a cape that offers protection in dicey situations, each of the garments that the knitting witches of the Potluck Club produces gives the wearer far more than a cozy outfit. These magical items look just like your standard knitted stuff, which is a good thing, as magic has been outlawed. Of course, with the war raging around them, it’s likely the authorities have far more to think about than a few knitting ladies, but better safe than sorry.

 

This installment of the trilogy focuses on a journey to the lost caves – several of them, actually. Tasman wishes to reach the lost caves in order to unlock the secrets hidden there and use them to her advantage. The twelve witches of the Potluck Club – with a few plus one’s added in – venture in two groups, both wishing to stop Tasman and preserve the ancient artifacts. Along the way, they’ll need to stop an ancient curse that kills young men in his prime, reunite the gems of a magical necklace, and so much more. It won’t be an easy journey – but their very lives depend on it.

 

Secrets of the Lost Caves is a book that is filled with action, magic, betrayal, love – everything you can ask for in a great fantasy tale. Although it works for all fans of the genre, knitters in particular will enjoy the many references to stitches, patterns, colors, etc. that pop up throughout the book. Though you can just pick up and read and still enjoy the story, Secrets of the Lost Caves is definitely better enjoyed if you read the first book in the series first. Though it can be difficult to keep so many characters straight (there are twelve witches just in the potluck circle, with many other characters frequently popping up), it is a genuinely enjoyable story that leaves you wanting more.


Amy

 
U.S. Senior Editor & Deputy EIC, @averyzoe on Twitter, mother of 5, gamer, reader, wife to @macanthony, and all-around bad-ass (no, not really)


  • Joshua B Newcity

    From all of us at PotluckYarn.com – thank you for the awesome review!