October 19, 2015 by ceresbooksworld
I am so happy to be a member of the Waterwitch Babes, Water Clan Street Team for Truthwitch by Susan Dennard ! We have a lot of fun ideas and we are really excited to celebrate with you our love for Susan and for Truthwitch with a blog tour. Each of our post will include a question and answer with Susan Dennard and various giveaway.
Today, I’m with Iseult and Safiya and I have a lot of questions to ask them.
Hello girls, how are you?
SAFI: We’re fantastically well!
ISEULT: Safi definitely is. I can see it in her Threads.
SAFI: And you’re not well? Ever the downer, Iz.
Can you tell us more about yourself for the people who don’t know you yet?
SAFI: I’m Safiya fon Hasstrel, a domna from Cartorra. And this quiet, beautiful, graceful soul—
ISEULT: I hate when you do that.
SAFI: —is my Threadsister, Iseult det Midenzi. As you can tell from her perfect pallor and gorgeously angled eyes, she’s a Nomatsi.
ISEULT: Seriously, I hereby revoke your speaking rights.
Safiya and Iseult, what your friendship means for you? How far are you willing to go to protect each other?
ISEULT: Our friendship is really the only thing in my life I can always count on. I would definitely do anything for Safi. *glances at Safi* No? You’re being awfully quiet.
SAFI: *sly smile* You revoked my speaking rights.
ISEULT: Ugh. Do you see what I have to put up with?
I see, you are a great team 🙂
Girls which element do you prefer and why? And which one is the stronger? (You can say water, I won’t blame you lol!)
SAFI: We’re both Aetherwitches, and we’re kind of stuck with what we were born with. HOWEVER! If I could choose any magic….Hmmm. I’d probably be a Firewitch. I mean, who doesn’t want burn their enemies to a crisp?
ISEULT: *rolls eyes* What enemies?
SAFI: You know. The enemies. The ones…out there. Somewhere. Waiting to make my life miserable.
ISEULT: Oh, of course. Those enemies. Out there. Somewhere. *knowing eyebrow arch* I think I’d probably choose to be elementally powerless. As far as I can see, having magic just opens up a whole mess of trouble.
SAFI: You are so boring sometimes.
ISEULT: What happened to my “quiet, beautiful, graceful soul?”
SAFI: I changed my mind.
ISEULT: And you’re still not supposed to be speaking. So shhh.
Safiya, can you tell me what do you think of Prince Merik?
SAFI: He’s….tense. I mean, I understand he’s a prince and an admiral and has hundreds of thousands of people depending on him, but still! The man needs to loosen his collar from time to time.
ISEULT: Or maybe you need to tighten yours.
SAFI: Ha. Ha. You’re a real Jokewitch, Iz.
Safiya, Leopold is your friend; do you think you can trust him with your life after what he did?
SAFI: No. Maybe. *frowns* I don’t know. He’s always protected me from the Hell-Bards, so it’s hard to believe he’d just change, you know?
Iseult, can you tell me what do you think of Aeduan? Do you think he’s really a bad guy or do you think you can trust him and spare him? (Personally I have a little thing for him, I don’t know why)
ISEULT: Monk Aeduan. *pauses, nose wiggling* I…don’t know what to think of him. I know that I don’t trust him, but I don’t distrust him either—
SAFI: You should distrust him! He’s a thrice-damned Bloodwitch, Iz. Are you crazy?
ISEULT: The Moon Mother’s plans are unknowable, Saf. *shrug* Let’s see what Monk Aeduan does next before we condemn him.
Iseult, do you think you would be able to protect Safiya and do you trust Prince Merik?
ISEULT: I know I will try to protect Safi, no matter the cost. Will I succeed? *heavy sigh* Goddess, I hope so. As for Prince Merik, he’s at least a good influence on her. She’s pretty irresponsible, you know?
SAFI: I can hear you.
ISEULT: Which is why I said it. *bats eyelashes*
Thank you, Iseult and Safiya for answering my questions and good luck.
SAFI: THANK YOU! We had soooooo much fun. *beams*
ISEULT: *small smile* Yes, it was a pleasure. Thank you.
And now my question to Sooz
As you love video games, have you ever thought about Truthwitch as a video game? Is it a thing you think that you would love to play ?
And her answer
Oh my gosh, YES. I’m a gaming nut, and I think that side of me really came out when I was building the Truthwitch world. Like, can’t you just imagine playing some kind of witch character and fighting Cleaved all across the Witchlands? So yeah, to answer your question, I would love to see Truthwitch as a video game. Will it happen? FINGERS CROSSED!!!
On a continent ruled by three empires, some are born with a “witchery”, a magical skill that sets them apart from others.
In the Witchlands, there are almost as many types of magic as there are ways to get in trouble—as two desperate young women know all too well.
Safiya is a Truthwitch, able to discern truth from lie. It’s a powerful magic that many would kill to have on their side, especially amongst the nobility to which Safi was born. So Safi must keep her gift hidden, lest she be used as a pawn in the struggle between empires.
Iseult, a Threadwitch, can see the invisible ties that bind and entangle the lives around her—but she cannot see the bonds that touch her own heart. Her unlikely friendship with Safi has taken her from life as an outcast into one of reckless adventure, where she is a cool, wary balance to Safi’s hotheaded impulsiveness.
Safi and Iseult just want to be free to live their own lives, but war is coming to the Witchlands. With the help of the cunning Prince Merik (a Windwitch and ship’s captain) and the hindrance of a Bloodwitch bent on revenge, the friends must fight emperors, princes, and mercenaries alike, who will stop at nothing to get their hands on a Truthwitch.
About Our Empress : Susan Dennard
She is the author of the Something Strange and Deadly series (from HarperTeen) as well as the forthcoming Witchlands Series (Tor, 2015). When not writing, she can be found hiking with her dogs, exploring tidal pools, or earning bruises at the dojo.
And for the European giveaway for a Waterwitch Babes mug and key ring go on the link below
Thank you to the Waterwitch Babe, Charlene @ Bookish Whimsy for the amazing design.
Next Up!: Charlene, tomorrow, October 20th!