Review – Witchshadow by Susan Dennard


September 7, 2021 by ceresbooksworld

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Witchshadow by Susan Dennard

Book 5 in the Witchlands Series

Publisher : Tor Teen

Publication Date : June 22nd 2021

Source : Hardcover

Rating : Evil Love


Susan Dennard’s New York Times bestselling, young adult epic fantasy Witchlands series continues with Witchshadow, the story of the Threadwitch Iseult.

War has come to the Witchlands . . . and nothing will be the same again.

Iseult has found her heartsister Safi at last, but their reunion is brief. For Iseult to stay alive, she must flee Cartorra while Safi remains. And though Iseult has plans to save her friend, they will require her to summon magic more dangerous than anything she has ever faced before.

Meanwhile, the Bloodwitch Aeduan is beset by forces he cannot understand. And Vivia—rightful queen of Nubrevna—finds herself without a crown or home.

As villains from legend reawaken across the Witchlands, only the mythical Cahr Awen can stop the gathering war. Iseult could embrace this power and heal the land, but first she must choose on which side of the shadows her destiny will lie.


I have to tell you first of all that I’m glad I reread all the books before reading Witchshadow, I got back into the story and I discovered things I missed in my first and second reading.

This review will probably contain some spoilers from the previous books so if you haven’t read them, stop right now.

At the end of Bloodwitch Iseult was reunited with Safiya unfortunately at the beginning of Witchshadow Iseult is alone. We discover through flashbacks everything that happened to get there.

Witchshadow is the penultimate book in the series and Susan gives us more and more revelations, some of which I was certain about and others less so.

I loved this book from start to finish, all the characters have changed, Iseult has grown stronger, she is still badass but she has new powers. Safiya’s position is not the easiest but she will find help. Aeduan is no longer himself but Iseult is there to set him straight. Vivia and Vaness will get to know each other. We will also follow the adventure of Styx and Ryber.

My favorite characters are still Iseult and Aeduan even if I really like Safiya and Ryber, I also learned to like Vivia as the series went on.

Anyway I’m really looking forward to reading the last volume of the series even if I know I’ll have to be patient.

This series is a real masterpiece, Susan Dennard managed to create a complex world with characters all more interesting than the others.

Quick word: An exhilarating adventure that reads very quickly.


Je dois tout d’abord vous dire que je suis bien contente d’avoir fait une relecture de tous les tomes avant de lire Witchshadow, je me suis remise dans l’histoire et surtout j’ai découvert des choses que j’avais raté à ma première et deuxième lecture.

Cette chronique va probablement contenir quelques spoilers des tomes précédents donc si vous ne les avez pas lus arrêtez vous tout de suite.

A la fin de Bloodwitch Iseult avait retrouvé Safiya malheureusement au début de Witchshadow Iseult est seule. On découvre à travers des flashbacks tout ce qui s’est passé pour en arriver là.

Witchshadow est l’avant dernier tome de la série et Susan nous fait de plus en plus de révélations, certaines pour lesquelles j’étais certaines et d’autres moins.

J’ai adoré ce livre de A à Z, tous les personnages ont changés, Iseult s’est renforcée, elle est toujours aussi badass mais elle a de nouveaux pouvoirs. La position de Safiya n’est pas la plus aisée mais elle trouvera de l’aide. Aeduan n’est plus lui-même mais Iseult est là pour le remettre dans le droit chemin. Vivia et Vaness vont apprendre à se connaitre. Nous suivrons aussi l’aventure de Styx et Ryber.

Mes personnages favoris sont toujours Iseult et Aeduan même si j’aime beaucoup Safiya et Ryber, j’ai aussi appris à aimer Vivia au fur et à mesure de la série.

En tout cas je suis vraiment impatiente de lire le dernier tome de la série même si je sais que je vais devoir être patiente.

Cette série est un vrai chef d’œuvre, Susan Dennard a réussi à créer un monde complexe avec des personnages tous plus intéressants les uns que les autres.

En bref : Une aventure exaltante qui se lit très vite.

About the author

Susan Dennard has come a long way from small-town Georgia. With a masters degree in marine biology, she got to travel the world—six out of seven continents, to be exact (she’ll get to Asia one of these days!)—before she settled down as a full-time novelist and writing instructor.

She is the author of the New York Times bestselling Witchlands series as well as the Something Strange & Deadly series. When not writing, she can be found slaying darkspawn on her Xbox or earning bruises at the dojo.

You can learn more about Susan on her websiteblognewsletterTwitter, or Pinterest.


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One thought on “Review – Witchshadow by Susan Dennard

  1. evelynreads1 says:

    Great review! Glad you enjoyed it!

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