Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard published by Tor UK
Synopsis: Fans of Susan Dennard’s New York Times bestselling Witchlands series have fallen in love with the Bloodwitch Aeduan. And now, finally, comes his story.
High in a snowy mountain range, a monastery that holds more than just faith clings to the side of a cliff. Below, thwarted by a lake, a bloodthirsty horde of raiders await the coming of winter and the frozen path to destroy the sanctuary and its secrets.
The Bloodwitch Aeduan has teamed up with the Threadwitch Iseult and the magical girl Owl to stop the destruction. But to do so, he must confront his own father, and his past.
„Bloodwitch” is the third book in the „Witchlands” series, and let me tell you, the best of all of them so far. It is no secret i am trash for fantasy books, but i always jugde them very hard, and „Bloodwitch” really took me by surprise. Although I liked the first two books in this series, i can’t say i was totally involved in their world. I can say Bloodwitch caught me off-guard with it’s glorious worldbuilding, and especially with it’s characters.
Aeduan is the most complicated character that i’ve ever fallen in love with. I just completely adore his complexity, the fact that he is not a bloodthirsty demon, but simply a man who experiences every single emotion, from love to hate, at a heartbreaking level. I also like the connections he created with Iseult and Owl. It’s obvious i ship him with Iseult so hard, because i feel their spirits are ment for each other.
Another aspect that caught my eye is the genuine growth i saw in Susan’s writing, her plot really developing and transposing me into the story. I think she highlighted perfeclty the growth and personal achivements of every characher and the strengh and journey of each individual was so well defined.
To sum up, i really loved every single page of this book. It was worth reading the first two books so i could get here. I am sure you all are going to love the world and especially Aeduan.
A big thank you to Pan Macmillan, Tor UK and Jamie for gifting me this beautiful book.