I was so excited about the start of Susan Dennard’s fantasy Witchlands series (which started with Truthwitch) and was looking forward to seeing what would happen next.
Windwitch surpassed all my expectations. It’s magnificent. 🙂
Sometimes our enemies become our only allies…
The Windwitch Prince Merik is presumed dead after a lethal explosion. However, he’s scarred but alive, and determined to expose his sister’s treachery. Yet on reaching the royal capital, he’s shocked to find refugees fleeing conflict. Merik haunts the streets, fighting for the weak – sparking rumours of the Fury, a disfigured demigod who dispenses justice.
While searching for Safi, Iseult is cornered by the Bloodwitch Aeduan. She proposes a deal: she’ll return what was stolen from him if he locates the Truthwitch. Yet unknown to Iseult, there’s a bounty on her head – and Aeduan intends to claim it. Meanwhile, Safi and the Marstoki Empress survive a shipwreck, then find themselves among brigands. And their captors plan to unleash war upon the Witchlands . . .
Windwitch by Susan Dennard is published by Tor and is available to purchase in digital, paperback, hardcover and audiobook formats.
The action starts at the beginning and doesn’t let up. Four separate quests kept me on the edge of my seat with plenty of excitement and adrenaline rushes. I loved the format of alternating chapters making this a page turner for me. I was so eager to find out what was going to happen next!
Merik and Cam’s quest leads them to the underground tunnels in Nubrevna; Safi and Vaness find themselves in Saldonica as captives of the Hell-Bard soldiers; Iseult is making her way to Safi with Aeduan by her side and Vivia is the only Nubrevnan left to rule should her father’s illness prove fatal. She’s judged by everyone all the time. Nothing is as it seems …
We learned in the first story that the driving force for Merek was lack of food and resources for the people of Nubrevna. In this story we get to experience that destitution first hand. Undercurrents in relation to the High Council piqued my interest and kept me intrigued. I had my own ideas on their motivation but not why or what exactly they would gain. I enjoyed getting to know Vivia and could see where sibling rivalry had led her and Merik. Together they would surely be a force to reckon with.
I loved how connections from the first story play a key part in this one. An invisible thread joining everything together.
I’ve really enjoyed learning a little more about how this world works and spending time in the different settings. I’m already emotionally invested in these characters and feel honoured to be watching them face challenges and continue on their journey. Exciting times ahead as they continue facing new challenges and their fears whilst on separate paths. When they finally come back together it is going to be so powerful …
5* of awesomeness!
psssst book three, Bloodwitch is already available.
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