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 of reckless adventure, where she is a cool, wary balance to Safi's hotheaded impulsiveness.
Safi 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 ship's captain) 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.
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Susan Dennard has come a long way from small-town Georgia. With a masters degree in marine biology, 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 forthcoming Witchlands Series. When not writing, she can be found hiking with her dogs, exploring tidal pools, or earning bruises at the dojo.
Praise for Susan Dennard
Make room on your all-time favorites shelf: "Truthwitch" is an instant new classic. It reminded me of why I started reading fantasy in the first place: its fierce and vibrant world, richly-drawn characters, and dazzling intrigue harken to the best of Megan Whalen Turner, Robin Hobb, and Jacqueline Carey. And while it pays homage to the epic fantasies that have come before it, it also lays the foundation for a bright new chapter in the genre. I haven't been so enthralled and inspired by a book since I first read Lloyd Alexander's "The Book of Three." Do not miss out! "Sarah J. Maas, New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series"
"Truthwitch" has all of the elements I savor-a richly imagined magical world, ruthless politics, steamy romance, and characters who grab you and won't let go. At its heart, a partnership between two strong young women who might change the world. "Cinda Williams Chima, New York Times bestselling author of The Seven Realms series"
Featuring vibrant characters and an innovative system of magic, Susan Dennard's "Truthwitch" is a fast-paced adventure and a wonderful tribute to the power of the binding ties of friendship. "Jacqueline Carey, New York Times bestselling author of the Kushiel s Legacy series"
Sometimes, from not even halfway through a book, you know that you're going to make everyone you know read it. It's a book that, by the time you get to the end you crave the next book as if it were the most addicting chocolate on the planet. "Truthwitch" is that book for me. Gorgeously written, elegantly built, and perfect for ANY reader-"Truthwitch" is something you will not want to miss. Seriously. "Rachel Strolle, Andersons Bookshop"
Full of magic, unbreakable friendships, and purpose, "Truthwitch " is absolutely everything I look for in a fantasy. Dennard's stunning prose weaves a lush and wonderful adventure tale that has already hooked this reader and will utterly enchant everyone else. "Gaby Salpeter, Books of Wonder""
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