Author: Susan Dennard
Publication Date: January 10th 2017
Sometimes our enemies are also our only allies…
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.
I read this book as well as the third book in this series on the plane rides home from Singapore or maybe Japan. So let me just say I was delirious after not having slept in god knows how long but I couldn’t stop myself from reading no matter what. I just was so invested in both books. I’m going to be doing separate reviews for both of them but they should be up within a day of each other.
In the meantime you can also check out the first book in the series which I’ve already reviewed here.
There are so many characters in this series. In the first book the POVs were split up a little better. However in Windwitch, the POVs aren’t that clear. That doesn’t detract from the story whatsoever though. Even though there are so many characters and storylines, you start to care about them all a little bit. Sure you had your favorites who you would look forward to reading about but I still enjoyed reading about all the characters. My favorites were definitely Aeduan and Iseult. I love them so much.
At first I didn’t know if I was into the story especially with all the skipping around when it came to the different storylines. After the first few chapters I was hooked. There’s so much that happens and you’re trying to keep up with it all but Dennard does a really good job of making sure the storylines flow smoothly and pick up exactly where they left off. I never felt like I didn’t know what was going on.
I really liked Dennard’s writing. She does a good job of weaving together everyone’s stories. Her writing is just so lush and imaginative. The world she’s created is amazing and I love it so much. I can’t wait to see what Dennard writes after this series ends.
The Witchlands series has slowly become one of my new favorite series. I can’t wait for the rest of the series. I definitely recommend if you’re looking for a high stakes, fast paced fantasy with an amazing ensemble of characters. Read this series if you haven’t yet! It’s definitely an underrated series and deserves more love.