Book Review – Windwitch by Susan Dennard

windiwtchSometimes 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.

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My rating: Cyan-Full starCyan-Full starCyan-Full starCyan-Full starNo-Star

I really enjoyed Truthwitch when I read it, but somehow managed to not get round to reading this until now, which is a shame because I loved it!

I found it more accessible that Truthwitch – likely because the world was already set up, and I had already connected with the characters.  I missed Safi and Iseult being together, because I love them, but I loved that they constantly thought about the other and Iseult was trying to get to Safi.  Iseult continued to be a great character for me – and I particularly loved her relationship with Aeduan in this! It was great to see a little more background come out around them both.

Merik was a tough character for me here – I think I may have liked him more than in Truthwitch, but equally I was confused as to his thought process throughout this around his sister!

Again, I still would like a little more about the politics of it all, but I think that may well be coming given the set up through this book.  And I really liked what we did see – more intriguing!

I found this a very addictive read, I was buddy reading with a friend and we were both struggling to stop! An easy four start read, and I am definitely going to be diving into the novella soon while I wait for the bloodwitch UK paperback 🙂

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Buy Windwitch from Amazon UK.

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