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Witchshadow by Susan Dennard

Witchshadow binds together a story about friendship, finding ones purpose and true self, Dennard’s next installment in her Witchlands series continues the epic world-building and magic in which readers will vigorously enjoy.”

Sheaf & Ink

The Story

From the Publisher:

War has come to the Witchlands . . . and nothing will be the same again.

Iseult has found her heartsister Safi at last, but their reunion is brief. For Iseult to stay alive, she must flee Cartorra while Safi remains. And though Iseult has plans to save her friend, they will require her to summon magic more dangerous than anything she has ever faced before.

Meanwhile, the Bloodwitch Aeduan is beset by forces he cannot understand. And Vivia—rightful queen of Nubrevna—finds herself without a crown or home.

As villains from legend reawaken across the Witchlands, only the mythical Cahr Awen can stop the gathering war. Iseult could embrace this power and heal the land, but first she must choose on which side of the shadows her destiny will lie.

My Review: Witchshadow

Have you ever gotten hung up by the details?

So here’s the thing.

For the life of me, I could not remember the origin story of this series. In Sightwitch we get the history of why things are the way they are in the current series. I could not remember everything that happened in Sightwitch or any other breadcrumbs Dennard wrote into her other three novels regarding the history of the Witchlands.

Having said that, this may not be your experience when reading this book. Though it was mine and not having the full picture made finishing the novel a bit frustrating.

Besides my un-remembering of the origins of the story, Witchshadow is fast-paced, epic and overall wonderful.

After reading the Chapter Teaser of Witchshadow I was ready to fully immerse myself into the novel again. Battling the never ending ferocious current, muscles aching, never able to catch a breath while desperate to race towards the finish. To see what happens to Isleut and Safi. Wondering if there would be any swoony moments between Isleut and the Bloodwitch Aeduan.

Last Thought

And friends, as I said in my first review of this book, action written into every page, suspense at what will happen to these characters by the end of the novel, and chapters I literally was screaming No!!!! & Yes!!!! & then No!!! Ultimately, I think a refresher would have helped, be it I go back and reread or listen to the audiobooks OR if Dennard had a prologue. That sometimes doesn’t work for readers having a refresher, but for me, it would have made this one a bit less confusing.

Happy Reading ̴ Cece

RATING: ink blotink blotink blotink blot – Exceptionally Inked

Pub DateISBNPage CountPublisherAge GroupReview Posted Online
22-Jun-21978-0765379344464TOR TEEN13+2-Aug-21

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