An Instant Classic! One for Your Permanent Collection!
We love books. In fact, we adore them. We don’t have time to read as many as we would like, so we only finish the ones we love. And we only review the ones we finish. As a result, we give out a lot of four- and five-star ratings, and we mean every one of them.
But every once in a while, a book comes along that truly stands out. A book (or series) that belongs with the likes of The Hobbit, or Ender’s Game, or every book Anne McCaffrey ever wrote. A book we insist on adding to our permanent collection in autographed hardcover.
Windwitch is just such a book.
We discovered the series this past summer. We bought Truthwitch in hardcover and then again electronically because we couldn’t put it down, reading through every spare moment we could find. (As a result, we imposed upon Susan Dennard at Dragoncon to sign both the hardcover edition and the iPad cover upon which her book resides. She was kind enough to do both.)
When you love a first book that much, it’s a hard act to follow. You hope the next one will be just as good. You prepare yourselves to forgive it if it isn’t. I mean, who could do that twice, right?
But Windwitch is even better.
It follows all our favorite characters from Truthwitch and adds several new ones, moving back and forth among them. And with each new chapter, a different character became our new favorite. Not once were we tempted to rush through one story line to get back to another. In fact, we found ourselves reading more and more slowly, wishing it never had to end.
The world is magnificently rich. The plot is breathtakingly intricate. The characters are heart-wrenchingly real. We’re grateful, at least, that the series is not at an end. The next book is already our most anticipated title of 2018. If we disappear for a few days after it comes out, you’ll know why.