Hello all. It’s been a while. Apologies.Now that my exams are over I can guarantee you that I’m going to be posting regularly so get ready for some half assed posts on books that deserve better.
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. 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. 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.
Some books have good plots and some have good characters. Very few have both. This one had good characters.
The plot was dull and quite droning if I must but the characters made this book.
Safiya is fast, straightforward and unafraid. She’s cocky with her own set of insecurities and has that save the world attitude. Her way of thinking was very abrupt and if a little more thought had gone into her character development, I am sure I would’ve loved her with everything in me.
Iseult. She is smart, strong and loyal to a point where it has become her weakness. Iseult is one of the best characters in the book and she was written wonderfully well. There was no extreme character development for her as such, but never the less I enjoyed every moment she was walking and talking.
Aeduan was my favourite character in the whole book. His character is smart, dedicated and sarcastic. He fills the void that the book hosted by playing that one character whose entire existence is a question. We don’t know who he is, we don’t know who he works for, his history, his family or his motives. Well not as well as I would have liked anyway. His character came haltingly through the book which, to be honest, infuriated me because I genuinely enjoyed his chapters.
I hated Prince Merik though. So much so that I feel like he should have been replaced with his sister. Unfortunately the next book focuses on him so wish me luck.
As for the plot, the start was slow. So very undeniably slow. It takes a minimum of a hundred pages for shit to get going otherwise the book was fine.
That start just killed it for me. But trust me it’s going to surprise you in very new ways.