Saturday, April 9, 2016
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 heir home.
Safi must avoid capture at all costs as she's 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 lands, the friends will have to fight emperors an mercenaries alike. For some will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.
I loved this book. The only thing that would have made it better, would have been a glossary or something at the back of the book, where the names of the types of witches would be. I loved the aspect of friendship in this book that felt so real, and the romance wasn't even as put out there as the friendship.
Safi was an amazing character who had a wonderful reason for going along with everything that gets thrown at her; her freedom. All she wanted was to be free and not worry about the rank and shit she was born with.
Iseult tried hard to protect Safi and it was amazing seeing the two interact. To be honest, I hope we go more in detail about her powers in the next book.
5 out of 5 stars