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. @goodreads
MY REVIEW:4 STARS
SO HERE WE GO
I was confused at a lot in the book, I'm still confused at some things, but it's all good because what things I did understand were awesome! The two main characters, Safiya and Iseult are Threadsisters. Certain peeps, well witches can bond and become sisters or brothers. Safiya is a Truthwitch and Iseult is a Threadwitch, I don't need to tell you all of this because you can read it in the description of the book.
Anyway, so these two bad-@ssed girls are starting trouble right out of the gate, unfortunately, this put them in the sights of a bloodwitch and he wants them dead. He can track you if he gets a scent of your blood, ewww.
Then a bunch of stuff goes down, political and otherwise and the next thing you know the girls are running for their lives trying to get to a safe haven. Then someone hires Aeduan (the bloodwitch) to get one of the girls back and he owes a debt to the other girl. Yeah, I know, it's all crazeee when I try to explain it, but you will catch on when you read the book :-)
Back to the girls running for their lives... the girls are running for their lives and end up at their lighthouse (read book) at a standoff with some evil peeps and what not.... then they meet this guy they met awhile back. His name is Merik and he's a Windwitch <---- I hope I got that right because there are so many freaking witches with different names in the book I can't keep them straight. Anyhoo, he gets them onto his boat and off they go. He seems to have a contract for one of the girls as well. I mean geez, every one has contracts out on them! So Merik has a threadbrother named Kullen and they can make crazy wind, hurricanes. etc. They seem all mean and what-not, but they turn out to be good guys.
Soooo, the majority of the book takes place with all of them traveling on the boat to this other place.
One of the girls is hurt and they need a firewitch to heal her so they are trying to get away from people chasing them, other people chasing them, some sea monsters and trying to figure out how to make a stop for a firewitch.
Here's a little excerpt about Merik and Kullen
Unlike Merik, Kullen's elemental magic wasn't exclusive to air currents-- he was a full Airwitch, able to control a man's lungs, able to dominate the heat and the storms, and once, he'd even stopped a full-blown hurricane. Witches like Merik were common enough and with varying degrees of mastery over the wind, but as far as Merik knew, Kullen was the only living person with complete control over all aspects of the air.
How cool is that?
There are some other characters in the book that I really like too, but I'm not going into all of that.
As always in a lot of books I read, people are not always what they seem. There is a lot going on in this book that you will just have to read about yourself. Some really evil person is out there and needs to be stopped, they have a really bad magic that just about destroyed a lot of them.
Someone did die in the book and it really made me sad :-(
In the end people are separated and I don't know what is going to happen to everyone. I can't wait to see where the author is taking this story next!
I guard the light-bringer,
And protect the dark-giver.
I live for the world-starte,
And die for the shadow-ender.
My blood, I offer freely.
My Threads, I offer wholly.
My eternal soul belongs to no one else.
Claim my Aether.
Guide my blade.
From now until the end.
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