Book Talk 11/8/19: Susan Dennard’s Windwitch
Windwitch by Susan Dennard. 2016. A Tom Doherty’s Associates Book. Tor Teen.
Amazon’s blurb: Susan Dennard returns with a follow up to New York Times bestselling novel Truthwitch.
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.
Sometimes our enemies are also our only allies…
My Review: Another great book from Susan Dennard! Although Safi and Iseult stay apart most of this book, I found the separate stories interesting and enjoyable. Safi and the Empress flee when the Empress’s ship is blown apart. Pursued, they navigate through hostile lands. Meanwhile, Iseult finds the Bloodwitch unconscious and hides his coins. She knows he’ll find her and when he does: she offers him a deal. Track Safi for her and she’ll return the coins. Reluctantly, he agrees. Merik returns to his homeland with his “boy” side-kick, determined to expose his sister’s treachery but what he finds may just destroy him. I like the pairings of Iseult and Aeudun and Merik and Safi, but now there is a new potential for Safi. His name is well, I’ll let you discover that bit yourself. Nice twist there! On to Bloodwitch, started this morning!