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 Safiya’s hotheaded impulsiveness.
Safiya 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 privateer) 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.
I’ve been in the biggest reading slump for about two months now. Truthwitch has been my savior. This book has seriously moved me.
My biggest draw to any novel has always been the characters. Truthwitch has delivered beautiful characters that I care about so much. I love these characters and just want them all to get happy endings! Their relationships are equally beautiful. The friendship Sooz has created between Safi and Iseult is just amazing. I’ve become so emotionally invested in these two characters. I adore their unbreakable bond, the true, pure friendship they illustrate. It’s not seen enough between females in books and I’m so proud of Susan for writing it so perfectly.
Speaking of Susan’s writing capabilities…Truthwitch is written really well. While reading, I can tell that she put incredible amounts of thought and effort into this story. It’s all so well thought out and presented in a way that flows wonderfully. It’s been so impressive to read and I highly recommend that aspiring authors give it a glance, there is so much to learn from the way Sooz writes.
I could literally spend hours gushing about how in love with this book I am. Trust me, this is a book you want in your hands ASAP. I one hundred percent count Truthwitch as one of the best books I have ever read.