• The House Witch: A Humorous Romantic Fantasy

  • The House Witch, Book 1
  • By: Delemhach
  • Narrated by: Matthew Wolf
  • Length: 17 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (67 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A heartwarming and humorous blend of fantasy, romance, and mystery featuring a witch with domestic powers and the royal household he serves...dinner.

When Finlay Ashowan joins the staff of the King and Queen of Daxaria, he’s an enigma. No one knows where he comes from or how he came to be where he is, which suits Fin just fine. He’s satisfied simply serving as the royal cook, keeping nosy passersby out of his kitchen, and concocting some truly uncanny meals.

But Fin’s secret identity doesn’t stay hidden for long. After all, it’s not every day a house witch and his kitten familiar, Kraken, take to meddling in imperial affairs. As his powers are gradually discovered by the court, Fin finds himself involved in a slew of intrigues: going head-to-head with knights with less-than-chivalrous intentions, helping to protect the pregnant queen, fending off the ire of the royal mage, and uncovering a spy in the castle. And that’s only the beginning—because Fin’s past is catching up with him just as his love life is getting complicated . . .

Filled with fascinating characters, courtly intrigue, political machinations, delicious cuisines, cuddly companions, magical hijinks, and will-they-won’t-they romance, The House Witch is the first in a captivating new series, guaranteed to satisfy the tastes of any listener.

The first volume of the hit romantic-fantasy series—with more than a million views on Royal Road!

©2022 Delemhach (P)2022 Podium Audio

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Great book!!!

I got this book strictly off of the description, which was a interesting concept. The book caught me right away and thoroughly enjoyed it. Best comparable: The Wizards Butler.

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Loved it!

Throughly enjoyable light hearted clever book. I am really looking forward to book 2. Hope they keep the same narrator.

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shouldn't have to find sequels through Google.

I really enjoyed this book, can't wait for the next in the series. My 3 and a half month Grandson is named Finley, he also has red hair. I usually listen too the sample, when I did and found out the main characters name, that was the clincher. Turned out well for me.
on another note, its easier to find out about sequels to book's through Google than it is Audible. Fix it please

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A note on the narrator…

The way the narrator voices the cats is horrendous and borderline racist. Better to have stuck to English and pseudo-English accents. It turned what could have been humorous interludes into something that had to be endured.

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lovely

great book. well written and binge worthy. I cannot wait for the next book
the cat voice was cringe

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Entertaining and mellow

A fun light hearted listen with not much at stake. my biggest complaint is that the choice of accent for the cars is atrocious and painful but skipping those parts won't cause you to miss anything important. Overall, a worthwhile listen. looking forward to the next installment.

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Clean, Enjoyable characters, 1st of series

Enjoyable, clean, and magical. For romance-genre readers, the romance is a little light. This first installment of a yet to-be-completed series, shows us a new world, introduces characters, and sets major events in motion. In this book, we see a cautious male witch learn about his powers, help those around him, and gain both friends and enemies. The main male character, Finn, has a personal growth spurt and manages to find love. The main female love interest is of the kick-ass variety. (Thank you!) And yes, there is some humor throughout the book.

I put my story rating at 4 stars. Many plot lines are started and only one is resolved. The next book is not available yet. If you are OK with waiting for next book to find out what happens next – go ahead and get this one now. I don't like cliff hangers, but I enjoyed the characters and want to see what happens next. I think fans of Kristen Painter or Molly Harper stories would enjoy this listen. (Note: Story is heavier and not quite the humor fest as those - but still has magic, familiars, and likeable heroines.)

The story contains incidents of retrospective child abuse (tortured hero), sexual harassment (pretty maid), and gay bashing (helpful footman). None of those scenes/points are extremely graphic. The conflicts/situations are resolved and help with character development and plot progression.

Narration was very good. The narrator uses different voices and accents for the various characters. In dialog. It is easy to tell who is speaking. The tone of the male voices are really good. The female characters’ voices are not as good, but I got used to them. Familiars’ voices were some odd choices – but easy to distinguish.