WFT: Sightwitch - Susan Dennard

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Sightwitch (The Witchlands #0.5) by Susan Dennard

Before Safi and Iseult battled a Bloodwitch…

Before Merik returned from the dead…

Ryber Fortiza was a Sightwitch Sister at a secluded convent, waiting to be called by her goddess into the depths of the mountain. There she would receive the gift of foretelling. But when that call never comes, Ryber finds herself the only Sister without the Sight.

Years pass and Ryber’s misfit pain becomes a dull ache, until one day, Sisters who already possess the Sight are summoned into the mountain, never to return. Soon enough, Ryber is the only Sister left. Now, it is up to her to save her Sisters, though she does not have the Sight—and though she does not know what might await her inside the mountain.

On her journey underground, she encounters a young captain named Kullen Ikray, who has no memory of who he is or how he got there. Together, the two journey ever deeper in search of answers, their road filled with horrors, and what they find at the end of that road will alter the fate of the Witchlands forever.

Sightwitch—available February 13—is an illustrated tale set in the Witchlands and told through Ryber’s journal entries and sketches. Please enjoy this excerpt.
You can read an excerpt of this book here.

This companion novella is both a prequel, telling us more about the Witchlands, as well as setting up the next book in the series, Bloodwitch but is an interesting enough novella on it’s own. There’s something that reminds me of Lirael and Sabriel here, but enough differences to make me very curious. I just need to decide if I will read this series chronologically or in order of publication.

You might notice this is the second time I’m mentioning a book by Susan Dennard despite haven’t not closed a back cover on any of her books yet. I’ve been following Dennard on social media for quite a few months now and have already learned a lot and I feel, hopefully, have improved my own writing life with her advice. Her writing is good, so unless you don’t like the genre, I think this is one worth checking out.

Coming next Tuesday!

Pages: 208
Year: 13 Feb 2018
Publisher: Tor Teen