One of the things that we love the most about Susan Dennard’s books is the amazing world building and the captivating story lines.
We love a good fantasy.
We also love a good fast paced page turning adventure. Susan’s books aren’t overwhelming with the romance, but don’t you get sad because there is some. But what she manages to do is balance the fantasy, romance, and the adventure. She reminds you why you started to read fantasy in the first place.
Who doesn’t love a book with epic adventure, high stakes, diversity, magic, and romance? We do.
The most amazing thing about Dennards series is that as you go from book to book, you don’t loose interest. You gain interest. Because she doesn’t stop with the world building, the character evolution, or the page turning action.
These are some of the reasons that we fell hard for her Witchland Series. Tor Teen is partnering with us for a giveaway!
THE WITCHLANDS SERIES by Susan Dennard
- Book 1: Truthwitch – In Stores Now
- Book 2: Windwitch – Paperback Releases October 16th (Hardcover In Stores Now)
- Book 3: Bloodwitch – Releases February 12th, 2019
- Prequel: Sightwitch – In Stores Now
Book one of the series was released in 2016. The book, entitled, Truthwitch is AMAZING. If you haven’t read it –
In a continent on the edge of war, two witches hold its fate in their hands.
Young witches Safiya and Iseult have a habit of finding trouble. After clashing with a powerful Guildmaster and his ruthless Bloodwitch bodyguard, the friends are forced to flee their home.
Safi must avoid capture at all costs as she’s a rare Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lies. Many would kill for her magic, so Safi must keep it hidden – lest she be used in the struggle between empires. And Iseult’s true powers are hidden even from herself.
In a chance encounter at Court, Safi meets Prince Merik and makes him a reluctant ally. However, his help may not slow down the Bloodwitch now hot on the girls’ heels. All Safi and Iseult want is their freedom, but danger lies ahead. With war coming, treaties breaking and a magical contagion sweeping the land, the friends will have to fight emperors and mercenaries alike. For some will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.
She followed up with the sequel Windwitch in 2017 –
Sometimes 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.
And she will be following up with the sequel to that in 2019.
The third installment will be called Bloodwitch.
Fans of Susan Dennard’s New York Times bestselling Witchlands series have fallen in love with the Bloodwitch Aeduan. And now, finally, comes his story.
High in a snowy mountain range, a monastery that holds more than just faith clings to the side of a cliff. Below, thwarted by a lake, a bloodthirsty horde of raiders await the coming of winter and the frozen path to destroy the sanctuary and its secrets.
The Bloodwitch Aeduan has teamed up with the Threadwitch Iseult and the magical girl Owl to stop the destruction. But to do so, he must confront his own father, and his past.
Are you a fan of the books? We’re giving you a chance to catch up with the series before the 3rd installment hits in February.
Get Carried Away with The Witchlands! One (1) winner receives:
- copies of Truthwitch and Windwitch (Books #1 + #2 in the series),
- plus a custom The Witchlands map tote bag and a “Voidwitch” zip-up hoodie!
Want to win? Just tweet us what type of witch you’d want to be. We’ll choose a winner November 15th. USA Only.
About the Series
A favorite of booksellers, reviewers, and readers alike, Susan Dennard has become widely known for her young adult epic fantasy saga set in the imaginative world of her New York Times bestselling series published by Tor Teen, The Witchlands, told through Truthwitch, Windwitch, the special illustrated novella Sightwitch, and the forthcoming Bloodwitch (February 2019). The Witchlands is set on a distant continent, in which some are born with a “witchery,” a magical skill that sets them apart from others. The series follows best friends Safi (a Truthwitch) and Iseult (a Threadwitch), as well as the cunning ship captain Prince Merik (a Windwitch), and the mysterious and powerful Aeduan (a Bloodwitch) as they must navigate warring empires, political machinations, and mercenaries who seek to use their magic for selfish gain.
Any fan of a gripping and fast-paced fantasy saga will be captivated by the wonderful world of The Witchlands, where Dennard focuses on the true power of magic, bravery, and most importantly, friendship.