Review: Truthwitch

Truthwitch (The Witchlands, #1)

Title: Truthwitch
Author: Susan Dennard
Publication Date: January 5th 2016
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Physical
Rating: ★★★★


In a continent on the edge of war, two witches hold its fate in their hands.

Young witches Safiya and Iseult have a habit of finding trouble. After clashing with a powerful Guildmaster and his ruthless Bloodwitch bodyguard, the friends are forced to flee their home.

Safi must avoid capture at all costs as she’s a rare Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lies. Many would kill for her magic, so Safi must keep it hidden – lest she be used in the struggle between empires. And Iseult’s true powers are hidden even from herself.

In a chance encounter at Court, Safi meets Prince Merik and makes him a reluctant ally. However, his help may not slow down the Bloodwitch now hot on the girls’ heels. All Safi and Iseult want is their freedom, but danger lies ahead. With war coming, treaties breaking and a magical contagion sweeping the land, the friends will have to fight emperors and mercenaries alike. For some will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch. 

I really enjoyed this book. I don’t see it being talked about that often in the book community which I think should change. Truthwitch is a really good fantasy that I think a lot of people would enjoy if they gave it a chance.

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