Truthwitch - Susan Dennard (Hardcover)
- R 319
- 5 Jan 2016
- Supply Source
- Susan Dennard
- St Martins Pr
- Number of Pages
- 210 x 140mm (592g)
On a continent ruled by three empires, some are born with a
"witchery," a magical skill that sets them apart from others.
In the Witchlands, there are almost as many types of magic as there are ways to get in trouble—as two desperate young women know all too well.
Safiya is a Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lie. It’s a powerful magic that many would kill to have on their side, especially amongst the nobility to which Safi was born. So Safi must keep her gift hidden, lest she be used as a pawn in the struggle between empires.
Iseult, a Threadwitch, can see the invisible ties that bind and entangle the lives around her—but she cannot see the bonds that touch her own heart. Her unlikely friendship with Safi has taken her from life as an outcast into one of reckless adventure, where she is a cool, wary balance to Safiya’s hotheaded impulsiveness.
Safiya and Iseult just want to be free to live their own lives, but war is coming to the Witchlands. With the help of the cunning Prince Merik (a Windwitch and privateer) and the hindrance of a Bloodwitch bent on revenge, the friends must fight emperors, princes, and mercenaries alike, who will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.
"An instant new classic."--Sarah J. Maas, New York Times bestselling author of Throne of Glass, on Susan Dennard's Truthwitch
- General Subject
- Juvenile Grades 7-9 Ages 12-14
- BISAC Subject 1
- Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic
- BISAC Subject 2
- Juvenile Fiction / Love & Romance
- Dewey Classification
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Let's do the Positive first:
I really like the "witchery"; the different powers and the way they are used throughout the story. How each witch interact (or experience) their different powers and how they all work.
I like the whole concept that Dennard created, and I hope that she will build on that.
The characters are mostly loveable - I especially liked Iseult, mostly because I think her power is awesome and the way she uses it to see into people around her.
Now for the not so positive things:
The flow of the story is very erratic, at times you can't put it down and the next moment you hit a slump that almost makes you want to run away from the book.
That is if you can get through the extremely slow start - and in all honesty I don't get why it's slow, it's not like there is a lot of world or character building. I think it's so slow, because it's so confusing, it feels like the base is missing. Like there is this giant hole and everything just gets thrown in.
This brings me to the plot. Very predictable. Very ordinary.
All this said I will still try the next book Windwitch; hopefully there will be more meat and information