Susan Dennard returns with a follow up to New York Times bestselling novel Truthwitch.
After an explosion destroys his ship, the world believes Prince Merik, Windwitch, is dead. Scarred yet alive, Merik is determined to prove his sister’s treachery. Upon reaching the royal capital, crowded with refugees, he haunts the streets, fighting for the weak—which leads to whispers of a disfigured demigod, the Fury, who brings justice to the oppressed.
When the Bloodwitch Aeduan discovers a bounty on Iseult, he makes sure to be the first to find her—yet in a surprise twist, Iseult offers him a deal. She will return money stolen from him, if he locates Safi. Now they must work together to cross the Witchlands, while constantly wondering, who will betray whom first?
After a surprise attack and shipwreck, Safi and the Empress of Marstok barely escape with their lives. Alone in a land of pirates, every moment balances on a knife’s edge—especially when the pirates’ next move could unleash war upon the Witchlands.
Sometimes our enemies are also our only allies…
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An Instant Classic! One for Your Permanent Collection!
We love books. In fact, we adore them. We don’t have time to read as many as we would like, so we only finish the ones we love. And we only review the ones we finish. As a result, we give out a lot of four- and five-star ratings, and we mean every one of them.
But every once in a while, a book comes along that truly stands out. A book (or series) that belongs with the likes of The Hobbit, or Ender’s Game, or every book Anne McCaffrey ever wrote. A book we insist on adding to our permanent collection in autographed hardcover.
Windwitch is just such a book.
We discovered the series this past summer. We bought Truthwitch in hardcover and then again electronically because we couldn’t put it down, reading through every spare moment we could find. (As a result, we imposed upon Susan Dennard at Dragoncon to sign both the hardcover edition and the iPad cover upon which her book resides. She was kind enough to do both.)
When you love a first book that much, it’s a hard act to follow. You hope the next one will be just as good. You prepare yourselves to forgive it if it isn’t. I mean, who could do that twice, right?
But Windwitch is even better.
It follows all our favorite characters from Truthwitch and adds several new ones, moving back and forth among them. And with each new chapter, a different character became our new favorite. Not once were we tempted to rush through one story line to get back to another. In fact, we found ourselves reading more and more slowly, wishing it never had to end.
The world is magnificently rich. The plot is breathtakingly intricate. The characters are heart-wrenchingly real. We’re grateful, at least, that the series is not at an end. The next book is already our most anticipated title of 2018. If we disappear for a few days after it comes out, you’ll know why.