Author bio from the website of Susan Dennard: FanGirl. Writer. Cookie-Warrior. “I spend most of my time writing more novels or teaching aspiring authors. I also enjoy long walks with my dogs (an Irish setter named Asimov and a terrier mutt named Princess Leia), karate, gaming, and—of course—reading.” Join the MG staff as we nosh cookies, Geek Out, and discuss writing, gaming, and The Witchlands with Susan! See Maryelizabeth’s review of Truthwitch, the first novel in Susan’s fantasy series about swordplay, friendship, and intrigue.
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.
It has been a tumultuous time for Eleanor Fitt after all she's experienced in Philadelphia and Paris. Now Marcus has taken Jie, and Eleanor is determined to get her back. To do so, she must navigate the hot desert streets of nineteenth-century Egypt amid the rising Dead, her unresolved feelings for Daniel, and her volatile relationships with Joseph and Oliver, her demon. And her old friend Allison has added to her strife, for she has tagged along, strangely entangled in the mission. It will take all of Eleanor's powers to succeed. And only when it is over will Eleanor be able to live a strange and ever after.
In this spellbinding sequel to her electrifying debut "Something Strange and Deadly," Dennard delivers a mix of supernatural forces and intense romance, set against the enchanting backdrop of 19th-century Paris.
Sixteen-year-old Eleanor Fitt's brother is missing. And when she discovers that the Dead are rising in Philadelphia and wreaking havoc throughout the city, she knows that her brother is involved. So Eleanor enlists the help of the Spirit-Hunters, in the first book in Dennard's trilogy.