Books On Our Radar: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
I have to admit, I am also deep in the hype that is Susan Dennard’s newest project, Truthwitch! I absolutely love Susan’s writing style and her previous series, Something Strange & Deadly was awesome. I can’t wait for the new year to finally get my hands on this YA fantasy that has been sweeping the most anticipating lists (will be on mine!) and rolling in wonderful early reviews! I have been listening to my blogging friends dish about this one since ARCs hit the real world at BEA last May & now we are luckily only 20 days out from the release date of January 5th, 2016! Pre-Order now so you can be reading at midnight, as I know I will be! Plus, just look at that cover, I can’t wait to hold it and pet it!
Truthwitch (The Witchlands #1) by Susan Dennard
Publication: January 5th, 2016; Tor Teen
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 Safi’s hotheaded impulsiveness.
Safi 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 ship’s captain) 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.