Truthwitch av Susan Dennard

21414439In 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.

Den här boken har jag sett och hört otroligt mycket om sedan den kom ut i januari. Det är nästan enbart bland booktubers och meningarna har varit ganska delade. Många gillar storyn men har problem med vissa detaljer och det är lite så jag skulle sammanfatta det också.

Boken följer de två kvinnliga karaktärerna Safiya och Iseult men det finns också en hel drös med bikaraktärer. Detta blir lite rörigt för min del, och speciellt när man ska hålla reda på alla karaktärerna olika förmågor och krafter. Något som ytterligare rör till det är dessa ”threads” som tydligen alla människor i den här världen har. De har olika färger beroende på känslorna och det är inte heller så lätt att hålla reda på. Boken är med andra ord laddad med otroligt mycket detaljer och det är roligt, men det blir lätt för mycket. Dennard har i alla fall lyckats bygga upp en värld som jag vill läsa mer om så småningom.

Det tog ett tag att verkligen komma in i boken men när man väl hade gjort det gick sidorna som på räls. Ändå känner jag att det hela blir för rörigt och inte alls så bra som jag hade hoppats på så därför blir slutbetyget en trea. Nästa bok i serien dyker upp 2017.

Mitt betyg: 3/5

Författare: Susan Dennard
Serie: The Witchlands #1
Utgivningsår: 2016
Förlag: Tor Teen
Utläst: 29 februari 2016
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En smakebit på søndag – Truthwitch

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Den norska bokbloggaren “Flukten fra virkeligheten” har varje söndag en rolig liten utmaning där man ska skriva ner en liten smakbit av boken man läser för tillfället. Jag läser just nu bland annat Truthwitch av Susan Dennard.

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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.

21414439Iseult swore, and a great downward sweep of cold knocked away her calm. If a soldier like Habim had failed to stop the Bloodwitch, then she and Safi stood no chance.
But at least the lighthouse was starting to take shape now – its stout walls separated from the road by a long strip of beach and receding tide. The horses pounded off the shore and into the waves. Saltwater blasted upward. The old tower with its barnacles and gull crap was thirty paces away… twenty… five…
”Dismount!” Iseult screamed, pulling the reins with far more force than was fair. She scrabbled off the horse and with hands that were almost shaking, she unstrapped the cutlass. Beside her, Safi splashed into the ankle-deep waves with her pitchfork gripped tight.
Then without another word, the girls settled into defensive stances, their backs to the tower, and waited for the four monks to gallop across the beach toward them.

Waiting on Wednesday: Truthwitch

”Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

En bok som flera booktubers har pratat om på sistone är Truthwitch av Susan Dennard och efter att ha läst vad den handlar om är jag faktiskt lite sugen också. Boken släpps den 5 januari.

21414439On 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 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.