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Windwitch (Witchlands Series #2)
     

Windwitch (Witchlands Series #2)

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by Susan Dennard
 

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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

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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…

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765379306
Publisher:
Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date:
01/10/2017
Series:
Witchlands Series , #2
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
374
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

SUSAN DENNARD has come a long way from small-town Georgia. As a marine biologist, she got to travel the world--six out of seven continents, to be exact (she'll get to Asia one of these days!)--before she settled down as a full-time novelist and writing instructor. She is the author of the Something Strange and Deadly series as well as the New York Times bestselling Truthwitch. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and two dogs, and is extremely active in social media.

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Windwitch 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous 3 days ago
Such a good sequel, full of adventure and continually evolving relationships and alliances! Masterfully strung together with a balance of jokes and emotional punches that had me finish this in 2 days! Fully lives up to the original while expanding it in every way. Very excited for the next one!
paisleypikachu 6 days ago
I honestly don’t know where to even start with this review. I can say that I loved Windwitch, but that doesn’t even begin to cover it. I adored this book. I am so incredibly proud of Susan for writing this book. Windwitch will always be one of my favorites. If you follow Susan Dennard at all on social media or through her newsletter, you’ll know that this book was hard for her to write. With that in mind, I went into Windwitch a little anxious. I’ve loved all of her previous books, but I saw her struggle with this book and it honestly had me a little scared. Truthwitch was a really strong first installment, I mean really strong. My expectations for book two were pretty high. Turns out, I had nothing to worry about. Windwitch starts off with, not just a band, but an explosion and continues to build from there. It takes characters I had already fallen in love with, a world that had already engrossed me, and adds to all of that exponentially. The plot went in directions that I never expected and I am so glad that it did. It just goes to show that, contrary to any misgivings she might voice, Dennard is fully in charge of this story and is taking it in exactly the direction it needs to go. The world of the Witchlands seems so much fuller and grander after reading Windwitch. Every country and race were obviously thought through. The scale of this world feels more adult fantasy to me; the sprawling nations and many-faceted cultures are equal parts refreshing and exciting. I couldn’t wait to see new places in this installment, and can’t wait for the next book to explore even more places that were teased. The first thing that I loved back when I read Truthwitch was the characters. I instantly fell in love with both Safi and Merik and could not wait to see where Windwitch would take them. The first thing that stood out to me while reading Windwitch was again the characters, but in a very different way than in book one. I can’t even begin to say how much I appreciated Merik’s relationship with his sister, Vivia, who might very well be my new favorite character. Both have POVs in Windwitch, and both were wonderful to read. After years and years of reading about cookie-cutter, perfect, best friend-level sibling relationships, it was so great to read about siblings who didn’t get along, who didn’t like each other, who needed to reevaluate how they viewed each other. That’s the relationship I experienced, and it has always been absent from the books I’ve read. Dennard portrayed it perfectly with Merik and Vivia, and I will forever be grateful. As far as characters go, another pleasant surprise was Aeduan. I hate to admit it, but in Truthwitch I just wasn’t as drawn to him as many other readers were. He was fine, but I definitely needed to see more of his character before I was ready to pass any sort of judgement. Windwitch gave me more. His character growth, while by no means being the only instance of growth in this book, was by far the most impactful for me. It was amazing to see deeper into Aeduan’s character, even if it was still relatively small glimpses. Now knowing that book three will be titled Bloodwitch and will be Aeduan’s book, it feels even more fitting that his character was one I was newly drawn to in Windwitch. Even though Windwitch is Merik’s book, the ladies totally dominated its pages. Like I said before, Vivia is a new favorite and she is incredible at every stop. Safi is her delightful self, as usual. Iseult had a
Asteria55 8 days ago
The adventures that began in Truthwitch continue in Windwitch, and they are even more elaborate than before. New characters make their debut, new locations emerge on the horizons, and new questions are raised. I thoroughly enjoyed Windwitch, and just like with Truthwitch, I could not set the book down for even one second. While the plot often left me guessing as to what would happen next, the development of the characters was absolutely excellent. The turmoils and triumphs of the characters were fervent and heartfelt. I cannot wait to see where they go in the third installment of the Witchlands series.
Alyssa75 8 days ago
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Windwitch by Susan Dennard Book Two of The Witchlands series Publisher: Tor Teen Publication Date: January 10, 2017 Rating: 4 stars Source: ARC sent by the publisher Summary (from Goodreads): 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. What I Liked: One-line summary of my review: Windwitch is a good, non-sequel-slump novel, but not as strong as its predecessor Truthwitch, and seriously lacking in the romance department. This sequel novel picks up some time after the insane ending of Truthwitch (how much time passes is not specified). Merik is burned and badly injured beyond recognition, and haunts Nubrevna as The Fury, fighting for the weak and trying to help the city. Safi and Vaness barely escape the explosion of the ship they were on, and are captured by legendary Hell-Bards. Aeduan seeks his silver talers, but he is also tasked with finding the Threadwitch, Iseult. And Iseult... Iseult is desperate to find Safi, so much so that when she comes across a badly injured Aeduan, she strikes a deal with him: help her track Safi, and she'll return his silver talers to him (which she found and hide). All four of the protagonists are so close yet so far away from each other. Meanwhile, a fifth protagonist emerges, and proves to be an extremely important player in the political game. All the while the Puppeteer's power is growing, and something strange is happening to dead men, and a war that will sweep across the Witchlands is about to unfold. This book is told in third-person, limited to five protagonists. It's a lot, but so many narrators actually really works for this series. We know four of them - Merik, Safi, Aeduan, and Iseult. The fifth is Vivia, Merik's sister. Of the five, I liked Aeduan and Iseult's narratives the best, and probably Safi's the least. Her part of the story was the most boring. But I'll get to that. This book is titled Windwitch and so you expect it to be mostly about Merik - and you'd mostly be correct. It starts with him and ends with him. He is badly burned and his facial features are utterly disfigured. He has adopted the title of The Fury, which is actually a figure in legend. Merik is somewhat aimless, though he doesn't realize it. When he learns that the ship that Safi was on exploded, he loses it (he thinks she's dead). Merik's narrative is the most heartbreaking, and the most cruel. My heart broke every time... Read the rest of my review on my blog, The Eater of Books! - eaterofbooks DOT blogspot DOT com :)
JenLBW 8 days ago
I didn’t think I could love a book more than Truthwitch but Windwitch does it. It manages to top the first book which is such a fantastic thing because you often have that sophomore slump. If you follow Susan on social media outlets you know that the she struggled with writing this story but I saw none of that as a I read. Windwitch is executed beautifully and is an absolute perfect second book for the Witchlands series. One of my favorite things about Windwitch is that it takes all the things you know about the characters and shows you the other side of the coin. Every story has two sides or even more depending on the how many people are involved. You find yourself feeling for characters you didn’t expect and look at characters you love with a side eye. I love love when a story gives me that. Audean and Iseult were my two favorite characters in Truthwitch and continue to be so in Windwitch. I loved every scene they were in, it didn’t matter if they were alone or with other people. They just play off one another so well! I need more! More!! I felt like Safi was sidelined a little bit so we could really get Merik’s story. Not that she didn’t have big parts because she did. I also loved the introduction of Vaness. I hope to see some of the story told in her perspective in future books but Merik needed to grow. Which meant he needed space to grow. He changes so much in this book, some for the better some for the worse. We really see how is relationships with other people have influenced and of course that other side of the coin scenario again. We do get to see Vivia’s perspective and I was ready to hate her. Seeing their story play out I am more intrigued with everyone now instead of hating them. I want to know both “good” guys and “villains” better. The plot pacing was perfect, the world was perfect and the story was addicting. I’m still waiting for the awesome amazing video games and manga based off this series because their needs to be video games and comics for it. Maybe some action figures, legos, funkos…….Oh yes so back to the back. It has my heart as does this series. I can not wait to see what happens next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Th first one was excusite