The House Witch, book 1 of 3 from The House Witch series, by Delemhach.
A heartwarming and humorous blend of fantasy, romance, and mystery featuring a witch with domestic powers and the royal household he serves… dinner.
• I think this book is for: anyone who enjoys a long, deep swim in a medieval world with modern sensibilities, centered on hearth, home, and found family.
• memorable: the main character facing angry or rude characters with compassion.
• confusing or jarring: the main character is a gifted cook but only others react to the results, he isn’t shown enjoying creating food with his senses; a lot of the humor for me didn’t feel natural, especially the main character constantly insisting he isn’t gay.
• content warning: swearing, childhood trauma, alcoholism, dangerous drinking game, sexual harassment (with redemption).