I’m not quite sure how I stumbled on Susan Dennard’s Blog/email list “Misfits and Daydreamers” but stumble I did and now I’m obsessed! It provides a real life view of a writer’s life and also provides a bunch of great tips for writers. Plus, she seems really nice. I then started following her on Instagram and heard her mention her Witchlands series. Now, I just recently started getting into Fantasy books lately, and as soon as I picked up her first book in the series, Truthwitch, I was hooked.
The best part of this series? The two main characters, Safi and Iseult. Safi is a Truthwitch and is in high demand among the leaders of the worlds if her secret got out. Her best friend, Iseult is a Threadwitch and can read the lines around her. They compliment each other’s personality and must rely on one another when danger comes to their lands. With the help of a Windwitch (Prince Merik) they traverse lands trying to get out of trouble.
The next book in the series, Windwitch, continues the story of the three as they are separated and must find their own strength.
While we wait for the next book in the series, about the Bloodwitch, Dennard released Sightwitch. It’s essentially a prequel, and follows the story of one of the most interesting side characters of the earlier books. Ryber is seen several times in the earlier books, but in this new book, we find out about her early life and how she ended up a member of Merik’s crew. I finished the book in a day. It’s so easy to get sucked in by Dennards characters and world building. I can picture everything in the book and it also provides illustrations as the reader learns more about Sightwitches and their convent.
I am so in to it. Can’t wait to read more!