This is book number 2 in the The Witchlands series.
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 sisterâ€™s treachery. Upon reaching the royal capital, crowded with refugees, he haunts the streets, fighting for the weakâ€”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 herâ€”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 knifeâ€™s edgeâ€”especially when the piratesâ€™ next move could unleash war upon the Witchlands.
Sometimes our enemies are also our only alliesâ€¦
Praise for the Witchlands Series:
"Susan Dennard has worldbuilding after my own heart. Itâ€™s so good itâ€™s intimidating."â€”Victoria Aveyard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Red Queen
â€œA world you'll want to inhabit forever!â€â€”Alexandra Bracken on Windwitch
"A richly imagined magical world, ruthless politics, steamy romance, and characters who grab you and won't let go."â€”Cinda Williams Chima, New York Times bestselling author, on Truthwitch
â€œFeaturing vibrant characters and an innovative system of magic...a fast-paced adventure and a wonderful tribute to the power of the binding ties of friendship.â€â€”Jacqueline Carey, New York Times bestselling author, on Truthwitch
"A cake stuffed full of your favorite fantasy treats: highway robbery, swordplay, deep friendships, treachery, magic, piracy on the high seas, and romance. This book will delight you."â€”Robin Hobb, New York Times bestselling author, on Truthwitch
"[Dennard] sets scenes so skillfully that the descriptions of the geography become immersive, and the characters continually develop along familiar lines. The plentiful action in this exciting fantasy almost makes it feel like one is in a multiplayer online game."â€”Booklist on Windwitch
Dennardâ€™s rich descriptions, insightful characterizations, and breathtaking action sequences will keep readers on their toes.â€â€”Publishers Weekly, starred review on Truthwitch
"Intense friendships and burgeoning romancesâ€¦Epic adventure and steamy smooches make for a crowd-pleasing formula.â€â€”Kirkus Reviews on Truthwitch
â€œDennard has upped her game.â€â€”Deseret News on Windwitch
â€œ5 stars: Emotionally charged...with complicated politics and personal relationships that are full of surprises.â€â€”RT Book Reviews, on Windwitch
â€œSusan Dennard is taking the reins of the genre that is fantasy, making it apparent that she is here to stay and I cannot wait for more of her amazing writing in the future of this series.â€â€”TeenReads on Windwitch