(Witchland: Bk. 2). 12 CDs. 14:42 hrs. Listening Library. Jan. 2017. $60. ISBN 9780147523815. digital download.
Gr 9 Up—Scattered throughout the Witchlands, Truthwitch Safiya, Prince Merick (a Windwitch), Threadwitch Iseult, and Princess Vivia (a Tidewitch) all believe the others to be dead. Vivia and Merick are trying to save their kingdom from starvation and attack from surrounding countries. Safiya and Iseult soon sense through their magic that the other is still alive, and they try to reunite. On that quest, Iseult and Bloodwitch Aeduan find a small girl who has been kidnapped for her Earthwitch powers. Vivia and Merick, no longer competitors for their father's crown, capture and reveal the enemy who has been undermining the kingdom. Cassandra Campbell's narration is excellent, though each character in the novel speaks and thinks with a Slavic accent while the remainder of the narration is in American English. As it does not seem to be relevant to the plot, the accent is an odd choice.
VERDICT Fantasy readers will enjoy knowing that their relationship with these complicated characters will be rewarded with a five-novel series. Recommended.

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