Fantasy Romance

Briarwitch Academy series by K.C. Kingmaker

I actually read the first in the next series before I read the Briarwitch Academy series. After finishing that, I had to go back and read Briarwitch Academy. There are four books in this reverse harem fantasy series.

A Whisper Before Dawn (Briarwitch Academy series #1)

Dawn Rose lives in the Fringe with her brother Gideon. She is out foraging for food when a werewolf happens upon her. Dawn escapes from the werewolf, only to discover a few days later that the werewolf suspected that she has magical power. Professor Overland from Briarwitch Academy offers Dawn the opportunity to attend the magical school.

But this isn’t like Hogwarts. Dawn doesn’t get a wand. She can’t just miraculously do magic. However, the students do get Sorted in a way by the type of magic they have. Of course, Dawn’s magic is different than most. Want to learn more? Read A Whisper Before Dawn and find out!

A quote from A Whisper Before Dawn by K. C. Kingmaker, the first book of the Briarwitch Academy series

A Dream Before Dawn (#2)

At the end of Whisper Before Dawn, Dawn, Sadie, and Gideon captured Lance Godrick while Daron Nicht (Dawn’s tutor in mindseeing) stole away with the babies. A Dream Before Dawn starts with Dawn torturing Lance for information. Before long, Dawn returns to Briarwitch Academy. She has feelings for Malikai, who she knows reciprocates them, and Anvel. Harper, her Fae roommate, asked her in the last book, “why choose?” Will Dawn have a relationship with both Malikai and Anvel? Read it and find out!

A quote from A Dream Before Dawn by K. C. Kingmaker, the second book of the Briarwitch Academy series

A Journey Before Dawn (Briarwitch Academy series #3)

In A Journey Before Dawn, Dawn has her two men, Malikai and Anvel, but now she is turning herself over to Daron Nicht to free Scarlet Starklin. So she leaves them behind. However, her bestie and roomie Harper’s brother Zeke finds her in the Unseelie land. Will Dawn find the babies? What does Daron really want with Dawn? Read it and find out!

A quote from A Journey Before Dawn by K. C. Kingmaker, the third book of the Briarwitch Academy series

A Storm Before Dawn (#4)

In A Storm Before Dawn, the story wraps up. Daron forced Dawn to turn Malikai into a Turned at the end of the last book. Dawn just wants all three of her men with her. So she searches for Malikai while they are preparing for war against Daron and his Turned army. While Dawn Absolved Harper, it wasn’t until she saw Gideon, Dawn’s brother, that she came fully back to herself. Will Dawn have all three of her men when the war is over or will the losses be too great? Read it and find out!

A quote from A Storm Before Dawn by K. C. Kingmaker, the fourth book of the Briarwitch Academy series


If you’re a fan of reverse harem fantasy stories, then you need to read this series. This was this author’s first foray into writing so there are some mistakes and little continuity errors along the way. All of these are on Kindle Unlimited and you should run to read them!

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My plan for 2022 is to write three blog posts a week- one about a fantasy book, one about a mystery book, and one about a romance book (with some posts about series thrown in). This one is a fantasy so if you’re a fantasy lover, then you’ll want to check it out!

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