Lady Isra is a witch who has embraced the darkest parts of her soul, and become a truly fearsome witch indeed. She detests her human neighbours, comparing them to infected boils. However, she occasionally helps one of them with a spell or two, and so a brave few come to request her help. When she is warned that a man approached who meant her danger, she set to work to destroy him.
There is lots going on in this plot, which is engaging in seeing where the twists and turns will go. The characters are archetypical and so fairly easy to grasp. The story has an omniscient narrator which gave the impression of hearing someone tell a fairy tale, which fit with the storyline. I found this a bit frustrating myself, because I couldn’t truly feel like I was escaped into the story when the narrator kept reminding me of the distance. It did make sense for the genre though, and evoked a feeling of a bedtime story. It will be interesting to see where the story goes from here.