Aeduan has teamed up with the Threadwitch Iseult and the magical girl Owl to stop a bloodthirsty horde of raiders preparing to destroy a monastery that holds more than just faith. But to do so, he must confront his own father, and his past.
And so we come to book three of the superb Witchlands series, I came to it a little late but I am fully on board.
And look, Blueberry the bat is on the cover, yay for giant friendly fruit bats.
I think this might be my favourite book in the series so far as it pulls all the Threads of the preceding narratives together (including book 2.5 Sightwitch).
We get a lot more Aeduan this time round and a lot more Iseult too, as the various plots start to come together headed towards betrayal on all sides and a huge battle against the Raider King, aka Aeduan’s dad.
I felt the characters were more fully realised in this book, no longer needing introduction or explanations of their powers and aims, allowing more room for the narrative and the interplay between them.
Owl is still probably my favourite character, although I do like cheeky prince Leopold and determined Vivia. It was also really good to get to grips with Aeduan’s story more, to see things from his perspective.
With the next book now announced, Witchshadow, due next February, which I am very excited for fyi, now is an excellent time to get caught up.
In UK paperback May 14th from Tor.
I was kindly gifted a copy of this book by the publisher with no obligation to review but all opinions remain my own.