[Epub] ↠ Bloodwitch Author Susan Dennard – Alwaysonltd.co.uk
He was born a monster, he will die a monster, and monsters do not get to have Friends Emotional anddarkerthan ever beforeBloodwitchis a worth it sequeal to this wonderfully complicated and increseasingly twisted worldBloodwitchcenters its story, as the title suggests, in my precious Aeduan And boy did I appreciate that We get several flashbacks and fill ins in the story of the best Bloodwitch, while also seeing his progress in his mission to get Owl back to her family Of course, we also get several POVs from different characters that keep the story moving and entertaining at all times as well that further the tidbits and clues to put together the puzzle of what s going onOak and grass to honor the winds,Limestone and cypress for water,Beech and granite, gifts from the earth,Cedar and sandstone for fire,Birch trees and snowfall, the birthplace of Aether,While deep in the heart, where no sunlight reaches,The Giant called Sleeper awakes The world building, specifically its history, grows exponentially as we go deeper and deeper into the story and see sides of the coin.I must say though, that if you want to fully appreciate the intricacies of the history behind everything you should readSightwitchbecause even though you will most likely understand what is going on just by reading this one you ll get a special insight by reading it.I most certainly did And it broke my heart in a million little pieces, in the best possible way.the fact that I wasn t even looking for that revelation, and then it just hit me and left me breathless, because, yeah, that s exactly what it did A moment that name didn t mean anything and then the next one it meant everything and clicked in my brain I just can t get over itYou see a strong woman and deem her evil You see a quiet woman Oh wait you do not see them at all Then there s also the matter of all the incredibly strong, cunning, brave and witty women that just overflows through this series I love the insight into Vaness character and Vivia s development and growth Well done.Both characters won my heart last book with their complicated and realistic performances andBloodwitchjust furthers that Vivia and Serafin s relationship made sad, angry and proud all in rapid succession One moment I would be sad and then angry and by the end, I was mostly proud of my girl Iseault and Safi are pretty much the same, to be honest aside from the fact that they are growing confident in their powers and understanding them better Accepting them tooJana had been strong stronger than Serafin Stronger than anyone realized, for she had lived with shadows every day and stilled ruled, still guided, still loved That ending was satisfactory though I honestly thought that Dennard was gonna postpone that reunion just for the sake of postponing it, yet, she didn t, which I appreciate a lot It was cute and put a smile in my face, but it also frustrated me After all, now we haveanothertwo characters separated and that have to make their way to each other, actually, we have TWO pairs of characters that need to do that, or was it three I think three Anyway, I hope she makes them get together faster than the last pairPlease,I can t deal with all the waiting much longerShe had never needed a crown, because she had something far, far powerful I just can t wait to read the next installment I need to have my very strong suspicions regarding Aeduan s parentage answered even though I m almost completely sure I m right and properly explained, because I don t understand.The fate of Merik is another thing that I need to get answered ASAP.I liked that the book is much darker than the previous two I got chills at times and was moderately creep out I don t get scared easily through books I don t know why and I can just hope it will get darker and darkerThe one who d carried him, when no one else could The one who d shown him that only he could save himself My brain is a turmoil of emotions right now So much happened and I m sohappyand sosadat the same time right now Like, I could burst out laughing or cry my eyes out at any second and I still can t decide which one I want to doSo bittersweetThat plot twist though And I m so glad I readSightwitchbefore I read this Good decisions people.Full review to come After all the re reads I can finally embark in this one, the end goal, the prize I m curious about how the story will continue, and, what is a better way to find out than by reading So here I go Holy Heck Yes I m so hyped for this one Best of all The book comes out on my birthday Can t wait it s gonna be awesome. I ve said it before and I ll say it again SUSAN DENNARD IS A QUEENI truly love how, though each of these books features POV of the 4 MC s, every book focuses just a bit on one character Aeduan s book was everything I had hoped for I ve been intrigued by Aeduan since Truthwitch He is somewhat of a morally grey character and in the first two books it s hard to discern who s side he is on Death follows wherever you go, yet by the grace of the Wells, you always outrun your own. Reading about his childhood hardships obliterated me and I was crying for fetus Aeduan struggling with his power A power that is so rare that people fear it Even in the present day people treat him like a demon with the plague, but are totally fine with using him for his Witchery to benefit themselves His loneliness was palpable The child inside him had burned away alongside his mother, and since then, though he might have existed, he had never truly lived. He was a tool no longer He was a blade no longer, to be wielded by others or brandished by Lady Fate He was Aeduan Just Aeduan, and he could choose whatever life he wanted He could go wherever his will might lead. We finally find out exactly what happened to his mother and who his father is I did not realise just how entangled Aeduan was to the bigger plot and his significance Death did not have to follow wherever he went Not any. If you ve read my other reviews you ll know that I am a huge shipper of Aeduan and Iseult They are my OTP for this series It was so heartwarming to see each of them finally coming to the realisation that they have feelings for the other It s been coming on for a while now He should never have abandoned her.He should never have let her go. From the day she had stabbed Aeduan in the heart, that heart had become hers and she would not let this be his end. I appreciate that Iseult didn t give Esme the time of day in this book Esme really annoyed me in Windwitch with how persistent she is with Iseult One other character who really surprised me by how much my admiration for her has grown is Vivia Vivi faces so many trials in this book my heart broke for her She finds herself without allies and with her own father plotting against her She realises that she doesn t have to be a Queen in order to save her people and man oh man her character growth was just pheonominal.I know it might seem to some readers that not much happened since all our characters are still basically on the run trying to survive but if you haven t picked up on the reveals and connections then gosh Your loss bro If you want to know my theories and predictions as well as a recap of what we know now then head over to my pre review of the next book here I ll be pointing out some revelations that you might not have noticed and go in about the other MC s situations I ll be talking about the 12 Paladins and Eridysi s lament.My reviews for TruthwitchWindwitchSightwitchBloodwitchUntitled book 4 where I give a recap as well as theories and predictions She stole his breath now, and he had no breath to spareBloodwitch stole my breath, stabbed me in the heart, and left me bleeding and waiting for the next instalment And I don t really mind, because it s the best kind of pain.First of all, I must say that Susan Dennard upped her game in Bloodwitch With every book in the series, she becomes a superior master of words and aims straight for the readers hearts She feels blood and she strikes Just like her Bloodwitch.It s not a secret that Aeduan became my number one favourite character from the moment I laid my eyes on him in book 1 Damn, such kind of chemistry is rare for me, because I usually require proof of worthiness from my book boyfriends, but with Aeduan I was ready to jump any cliff from the start But I would give up my claim on Aeduan if only to see him and Iseult interact Do you want to stab me in the heart Go ahead Do you want to throw me off the cliff Go ahead It s true love s power if you ask my sadistic beating heartFrom the day she had stabbed Aeduan in the heart, that heart had become hers and she would not let this be his end But what Aeduan and Iseult throw our way in Bloodwitch is PURE FIRE AND ICE COMBINED It is similar to ice being so cold it burns like fire I will stop babbling and will simply call it one of the best relationship developments ever I will go down with that ship no matter what I was so eager to learn Aeduan s story, and I knew it was going to be sad, but I have never imagined how sad and how devastating it would be But there was no reason There never had been He was just a child, trapped in the wreckage of war He had not done this, he had not caused this Yet he had lost his life to it all the same He was a Bloodwitch no longer He was a monk no longer He was man, just a man It would have to be enough.But a great deal of solace for me was the fact that Aeduan was walking around shirtless, a lot Instead, she simply watched as the seconds ground past and internally chanted, Stasis A futile refrain really, for once Aeduan had straightened fully and set to removing his shirt, it became too frustrating for Iseult to endure.Oh Boy, how frustrating it was when he was putting his shirt back on dreamy sigh Coming back to the plot and characters, I see what Susan Dennard did here First, we have a slow start, focusing on shirtless Aeduan, but after a while, we jump straight into chaos all of the characters at once find themselves in a tight knot Susan Dennard jumps from POV to POV, finishing every chapter on the highest peak of tension, catching her readers in a situation where they don t know how to handle that continuous culmination And then, of course, we end up in multiple huge cliffhangers view spoiler Merik is trapped, Aeduan lost Iseult, Iseult met Safi, Vivi and her city are under attack and so on hide spoiler That one was good and the cover is hot Te varuje.I trust you as if my soul were yours 0.5 Sightwitch 1 Truthwitch 2 Windwitch Just read the quote I get teary eyed everytime I think about that scene so that should be enough to convince you to read Bloodwitch UPDATE WE HAVE A COVER I REPEAT WE HAVE A COVER.UPDATE 2019 ARE YOU KIDDING ME I NEED THIS BOOK NOW BLOODWITCH AEDUAN AEDUAN AND ISEULT I NEED ANSWERS. He was caught, like the man from the tale who wanted to feed his family during a blizzard, but could not bear to kill the lamb In the end, everyone died of starvation, including the lamb For Lady Fate makes all men choose eventually Even Bloodwitches If you ve read my previous reviews for the first couple books in The Witchlands, you ll know that I wasn t a super fan of this series I liked it, but wasn t amorously invested or particularly attached to most of the characters.That has changed, friends.II can t breathe I loved Bloodwitch with every fiber of my soul I get it, guys Iunderstandthe extreme love people have for these books now, because DAMN I would die a thousand fiery deaths for this book opens a bottle of wine proceeds to pour five glasses Okay, let s get into this before I completely lose it Bloodwitch exceeded all of my expectations It stopped my heart, made it pound mercilessly, and then proceeded to stab it repeatedly I was not prepared Dennard s fourth book within the Witchlands series has opened up the world, made me fall in love with characters I initially only liked, and gave me the Aeduan and Iseult story arc that I ve been waiting for And it was glorious.Without spoilers, Bloodwitch focuses on Aeduan, his backstory, and journey across the Witchlands with the Threadwitch, Iseult I won t say anything else about the plot, but it s very apparent that Dennard intended for this third installment to shift the Witchlands series into newer, higher stakes In previous books, there was always one or two POV chapters that I liked considerably less than others, but in here All were relevant, and incredibly interesting It s probably because Dennard has crafted compelling, nuanced characters that drive the plot forward.I was extremely shocked to find that I actually liked Merik in this book Like, what He s been my least favorite character in this series for two books now, but in this installment, his character growth came to a head beautifully I found myself really caring for him, and I m proud of how far he s come The entire cast of female characters were all wonderful Vaness is a badass Empress who is also allowed vulnerable moments with Safiya, our lovable Truthwitch Their friendship was a central point in this book, which I really appreciated In general, Susan Dennard puts a lot of emphasis on female relationships within her books Thank the gods.Safiya has grown a lot since book one as well, and I particularly enjoyed her chapters in Bloodwitch Her position as a Truthwitch for the Marstoki court, and her subsequent friendship with Vaness was nuanced, and I love the fact that these powerful women have so much respect for one another The same could be said about Vivia in this book as well I really rooted for Vivia, and I was so infuriated on her behalf because her dad is a dick. She s a capable, brave leader whose endeavors to protect Nubrevna from invading forces are dismissed by self important men There s a scene in this book with Vivia that gave me chills, and it was almost equivalent to a Daenerys Targaryen Queen of the Dragons scene from Game of Thrones So awesomeHow is it, Stix asked, that men always seem to claim victory over the triumphs earned by women Iseult continues to be one of my favorite characters in this series, and I justlove everything about her Her exploration of her newfound magic, internal growth, and bond with the Earthwitch child, Owl, were all well done and tugged at my heart Iseult is steady, thoughtful, and fiercely brave Dennard allows all of her characters to make mistakes and be flawed, and I ached with Iseult as she faced peril after peril in this book I also ached with her over Aeduan swipes aside empty wine glasses LISTEN Aeduan s journey in this book broke me Broke me, I tell you He s my favorite character in the Witchlands for a reason Yes, he s an efficient, badass Bloodwitch with deadly blood magic Yes, he s morally ambiguous and mysterious But he s also vulnerable, has buried trauma from his past, and goes through an emotional journey in this book that had me in tears Susan Dennard was not kind to any of her characters in here, but she really put Aeduan through the ringer in this book I was constantly worried for him, and fretfully flipping through the pages just to make sure he would be okay I love him so much, guys It s pathetic.Iseult and Aeduan s relationship in this book nearly killed me I will ship them until the end of my days I stopped breathing when they were even remotely near each other I m a grown ass woman, and my heart was skipping around like a lovesick teenager s I LOVE THEM SO MUCH The angst, the tension It was too much for my heart to take, and there were scenes between them that I still think about It s BAD, GUYS I M OBSESSEDFrom the day she had stabbed Aeduan in the heart, that heart had become hers and she would not let this be his end Even the minor characters were wonderful Cam and Ryber appear briefly, which made me happy, and Leopold was a welcome addition to this book as well He barely made an appearance in Truthwitch and wasn t even in Windwitch, so his subsequent involvement in this book was a surprise Specifically, he and Iseult have to team up here, and their dynamic wassurprisingly really cool Their friendship was sweet, and made me smile I can t wait to see of him in the coming installments Every character had their moment to shine in Bloodwitch. Every character was given depth, a meaningful story arc, and weight The politics in this story continue to entertain as well I found the political tensions in this book to be very interesting, and I liked that I wasn t completely sure who to trust The machinations of the plot were steeped in mystery and danger Were the supposed antagonists, like the Raider King, really the enemy There are greater things at play in this narrative than just the politics, though, and I appreciated the essential information Sightwitch supplied for this book Without it, I would ve definitely missed out based on what happens at the end of Bloodwitch, I m intrigued to see what Dennard does in the next two books It s bound to be so epic.The magic, which straight up reminds me of Avatar The Last Airbender, along with the enthralling world building, hefty magical lore, and political intrigue culminated into an epic fantasy story that I ve still been thinking about since I finished it Bloodwitch has cemented the Witchlands as one of my new favorite currently running fantasy series, and I m desperately in need of Book 4 Like, I NEED IT MORE THAN I NEED AIR.This was definitely the surprise of 2019 for me I m still so emotional over it hiccups proceeds to sob in a wine drunken stupor Well, if you need me, I ll be throwing back liquid luck until the next book comes out. 2019 2019 2019THAT s how long I ll have to wait for Merik and Safi to reunite EDIT 2.0 09 21 18WE HAVE A COVER, AGAIN, REPEATING, WE HAVE A COVERCAN WE JUST THANK SUSAN FOR THIS I MEAN ADEUAN LOOKS GORGEOUSI CAN T WAIT TO READ ADEUAN AND ISEULT, I SHIP THEM SO MUCH SERIOUSLY, FEBRUARY 12TH JUST COME ALREADYEDIT 8 30 17So I was watching and now the date release is 20192019Dear Susan 2019 BLOODWITCHI mean BLOODWITCHThis means AEDUAN AND AEDUAN WITH ISUELT I REALLY NEED THIS BOOK, I CAN T WAIT TO 2019 Dear Susan 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 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.