Truthwitch is the first book in the Witchlands Novel by Susan Dennard and I can feel myself becoming already coming obsessed with this series.
This book main focus are Safiya a Truthwitch from a nobility family. She has the ability to tell if someone is telling the truth or lie, this is a rare gift people either kill for our killed because of it. Safiya keeps her ability secret the only people who know are her uncle, tutor and her Threadsister Iseult. Iseult is a Threadwitch she can see thread that tie people together as well as their emotions, Iseult also has to deal with being an outcast with her race hated and treated like animals. All Safiya and Iseult want is to be free and live their own lives, but war is coming and with the help of Prince Merik a windwitch and a ships caption they try to escape to freedom, but when you have a bloodwitch, mercenaries and emperors on their tail freedom isn’t as easy as they plan.
I loved Safiya and Iseult relationship as Threadsister, that they would do anything for each other. Even if saving each other has a higher cost in the long-term. They also balance each other, Safiya is hot head and impulsive where Iseult is cool and logical who likes to think before she acts. Although sometimes with Safiya she doesn’t get much time to think before trying to find a way out of the mess they are in.
I was only 60 odd pages in and I had already had a soft spot (ok a big old crush) on Prince Merik, he is quick to anger but has his heart is in the right place. He is trying to help his people as they are staving due to the after math of the war and no help in the 20 years the peace agreement has held.
Susan Dennard has created this amazing world with character that I quickly came to care about. At times my heart was in my throat with the twist, turns and surprises. The book has also left me with a couple of questions which I can’t say as it will spoil the part of the book, and I don’t want that but all I will say is Who.
I give this book 5 out of 5.
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I am so glad that I have bought Windwitch has I need to know what happens next to Safiya, Iseult and Merik.
If you like Sarah. J. Maas and book with grand adventure than you need to give Truthwich a read.
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