Here it is, a fantasy audiobook I certainly didn’t love, but one that I find very appealing – about witches.
To be the bearer of a gift, not only understood by few, but condemned by almost everyone, is the greatest burden of all.
To fall in love with a man who exterminates the likes of you and find yourself faced with a choice: kin or love – immense at all. How do we cope with the hatred of the majority, saving ourselves and the dilemma of needing to keep loved ones from different “clans” safe?
Lou and Reid, the snake and the dove, will provide us with the recipe.
The witch Lou, barely escaped from her mother who wants to sacrifice her, has long lived literally on the street and makes a living by stealing and various unclean deeds.
She does not use witchcraft so as not to be found guilty of a mortal sin, for which the punishment is burning alive, but she has enough of a dashing, desperate, male character to survive in the slums and scare away the thin-skinned people around her.
Reid is a chasseur, a devoted servant of the church, preaching the destruction of White Ladies (he doesn’t know about Scarlet (witches yet)) in the name of cleansing the world of demons and the Devil.
He was trained by the priests in the cause of life, but has learned nothing more in this life than to fall in love – an inexperienced, virginal, modest and even chaste (vomits from profanity) guy. So which one is the serpent and which is the dove?
And who would have thought that these two complete opposites would not fight against each other throughout the plot, but would find themselves forcibly wedded and forced to spend all their time together.
Naturally, their love will not be hindered by Reid’s ex, nor by Lou’s background – in an incredibly Brazilian way, the author twists the kinship between the characters involved in the story and brings to the forefront a feeling that can resist all, that contrary to everything – love.
At the same time, Mahurin generously spices up the confrontation between witches and humans with the confrontation of looseness and stiffness, the debunking of the myth of black and white and the woundedness of the children of dysfunctional families.
Only forget about logic, making our heroes desire to enjoy each other right in a pool of blood of killed villains or depriving witch hunters of any knowledge about them – passion, of course, is a maddening thing, but not to the point of outrage, and protecting the world requires a more or less decent level of awareness of the object of extermination.
However, the atmosphere of “Serpent & Dove” audiobook closes all the holes as its lovely haze of witchcraft, eternally persecuted, delusions that eventually open your eyes to the size of the globe, and, needless to say, love, which deep down we all dream of in the “fairy tale-like” format. Cozy, eventful, intense, witch-like.