Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

*Spoiler free*

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 their home. Safi must avoid capture at all costs as she’s a 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 land, the friends will have to fight emperors and mercenaries alike. For some will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.

I’ve had Truthwitch on my shelf for some time now. I’ve followed Susan on social media awhile too, so I was well antiquated with the love for this series. I knew I wanted to get into it sometime, but I never knew when that sometime would be. I knew it would have witches and magic and kingdoms, but the depth of my knowledge wasn’t too deep. I was lucky enough to avoid spoilers! I finally decided to it was time to take the plunge and see what I would think.

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