Book Review: Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard
Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard
Series Number: 3
Published: 12 February 2019
Page Count: 464
The Bloodwitch Aeduan and Iseult the Threadwitch race for safety, desperate to evade the Raider King. His attempts to subdue the Witchlands are gaining momentum, as his forces sow terror in the mountains, slaughtering innocents. Despite differing goals, Aeduan and Iseult have grown to trust one another in the fight to survive. Yet trust is a tenuous bond . . .When Merik sacrifices himself to save his friends, he's captured by the Fury. However, Merik isn't one to give up easily, and he'll do whatever it takes to protect those he loves. Then, in Marstok, Safi the Truthwitch is helping their empress uncover a rebellion. But those implicated are killed and Safi becomes desperate for freedom.Perhaps if Safi and Iseult were united, their powers could bring peace. However, chaos is not easily tamed and war has come once more to the Witchlands. Fate's knife will come for them all, and the Bloodwitch Aeduan can no longer hide from his past.
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After the slight let down of book two (review here) I was needing this book to be on par with what I experienced in the first book, and I’m happy to say that Bloodwitch fully delivered. As you can expect from the title this book offers us more of an insight into the Bloodwitch Aeduan and his past, just as Windwitch did with Merik and the Nihars. It is also a book where all the stories, all the journeys and of the previous two come together at last. All that waiting as a reader finally pays off in this book and it’s exactly what I was hoping for – with a few extra surprises along the way.

The best epics for me are the ones that throw out some twists and turns that I didn’t see coming and Bloodwitch has it’s share of those. Some are a delight and others are ones that will make your heart ache. I wasn’t quite reaching for a box of tissues although I’m sure as The Witchlands series continues I’m probably going to be. This is a series that is not going to pull its punches.


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