Maybe it's because I didn't read Sightwitch, the prequel novel, but I, unfortunately, found that I didn't find this third book nearly as engrossing as the first two. I felt somewhat separated from the storyline, like my investment wasn't entirely there. I think it might have been a combination of the time I've had away from the series plus sorry... but I just wasn't as interested in the storyline as the previous two. I know from seeing other peoples' reviews that I'm in the minority here. Everyone else really loved this novel, and I really wanted to, but I just couldn't bring myself to really grow attached and invested. There was plenty of action, but not enough connection to make me feel invested I guess.
Overall I'd give Bloodwitch 6/10, it was enjoyable, but not spectacular. Not everything I hoped it to be, unfortunately. (I really think I made a mistake not reading Sightwitch before reading this one... Whoops).
Anyway, here's the synopsis before we get to the spoiler section:
Fans of Susan Dennard's New York Times bestselling Witchlands series have fallen in love with the Bloodwitch Aeduan. And now, finally, comes his story.
High in a snowy mountain range, a monastery that holds more than just faith clings to the side of a cliff. Below, thwarted by a lake, a bloodthirsty horde of raiders await the coming of winter and the frozen path to destroy the sanctuary and its secrets.
The Bloodwitch Aeduan has teamed up with the Threadwitch Iseult and the magical girl Owl to stop the destruction. But to do so, he must confront his own father, and his past
I'm so glad Safi and Iseult are finally reunited BUT that reunion between Merik and Safi that I have been waiting in high anticipation for was extremely disappointing. Especially with the whole twist of both of them thinking the other was dead up until this book.... Hm.
Anyway, thanks for reading,