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Waiting on Wednesday…The Memory of Souls

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The Memory of Souls by Jenn Lyons

Publication Date: August 25th 2020

Publisher: Tor Books

Series: A Chorus of Dragons #3

Blurb: What if you’re the one that has to die?

Now that the city of Atrine has been destroyed and Relos Var’s plan to free the dark god Vol Karoth has been revealed—the end of the world is closer than ever.

To buy time for humanity, Kihrin, Janel, and Thurvishar must convince the king of the Manol vané to perform an ancient ritual that will strip the vané of their immortality—a ritual that certain vané will do anything to prevent. Including assassinating the ones bringing the news.

Worse, Kihrin must come to terms with the horrifying possibility that his connection to Vol Karoth is steadily growing in strength. How can Kihrin hope to save anyone when he might turn out to be the greatest threat of them all?

The Chorus of Dragons series is amazing – it’s got dragons, it’s got magic, it’s got an ultimate disaster bi, it’s got prophesies and it’s hella queer. Book three is out this year and I’m so damn excited, the wait is killing me (I really shouldn’t be complaining since we got both book 1 and book 2 last year) but still! I am excite!

I’m really hoping that we get some of Teraeth’s point of view in The Memory of Souls, since The Ruin of Kings gave us Kihrin’s and The Name of All Things gave us Janel’s. Not to mention the prospect of Kihrin actually getting a clue in this book? It’s going to be 👌👌

You can find my five star reviews of The Ruin of Kings and The Name of All Things here and here respectively.

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Waiting on Wednesday…Drowned Country

49928905Drowned Country by Emily Tesh

Publication Date: June 16th 2020

Publisher: Tor.com

Series: The Greenhollow Duology #2

Blurb: Drowned Country is the the stunning sequel to Silver in the Wood, Emily Tesh’s lush, folkloric debut. This second volume of the Greenhollow duology once again invites readers to lose themselves in the story of Henry and Tobias, and the magic of a myth they’ve always known.

Even the Wild Man of Greenhollow can’t ignore a summons from his mother, when that mother is the indomitable Adela Silver, practical folklorist. Henry Silver does not relish what he’ll find in the grimy seaside town of Rothport, where once the ancient wood extended before it was drowned beneath the sea―a missing girl, a monster on the loose, or, worst of all, Tobias Finch, who loves him.

I absolutely adored Silver in the Wood, it was lush and vibrant and so atmospheric it swept me away. So my excitement was off the charts when I realised Drown Country would be it’s sequel – I hadn’t expected to ever get one.

I’m so damn excited. I cannot wait to see Henry Silver and Tobias Wood again, I need them in my life. And a special shout out to that cover because it is beyond beautiful! I am in love 😍

Is Drowned Country on your tbr pile? Have you read Silver in the Wood Yet? If you’re not familiar with Silver in the Wood check out my five star review here!

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Waiting on Wednesday…The Empress of Salt and Fortune

49882356._SX318_SY475_The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo

Publication Date: March 24th 2020

Publisher: Tor.com

Blurb: With the heart of an Atwood tale and the visuals of a classic Asian period drama, Nghi Vo’s The Empress of Salt and Fortune is a tightly and lushly written narrative about empire, storytelling, and the anger of women.

A young royal from the far north, is sent south for a political marriage in an empire reminiscent of imperial China. Her brothers are dead, her armies and their war mammoths long defeated and caged behind their borders. Alone and sometimes reviled, she must choose her allies carefully.

Rabbit, a handmaiden, sold by her parents to the palace for the lack of five baskets of dye, befriends the emperor’s lonely new wife and gets more than she bargained for.

At once feminist high fantasy and an indictment of monarchy, this evocative debut follows the rise of the empress In-yo, who has few resources and fewer friends. She’s a northern daughter in a mage-made summer exile, but she will bend history to her will and bring down her enemies, piece by piece.

Tor Dot Com continues to dominate my Waiting on Wednesday post – (seriously I’m starting to think they made a deal with the devil because they keep bringing so much good shit to the table) – this time with The Empress of Salt and Fortune!

It sounds amazing, it looks amazing and I’m very excited. Tor Dot Com novellas have become one of my favourite things to read not just because of the aforementioned deal with the devil but because I’ve come to love the bit-size-ness of them. Don’t get me wrong I love a good epic but sometime you just need something short and tasty…as a treat.

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Waiting on Wednesday…The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water

47902788The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho

Publication Date: June 23rd 2020

Publisher: Tor.com

Blurb: Zen Cho returns with a found family wuxia fantasy that combines the vibrancy of old school martial arts movies with characters drawn from the margins of history.

A bandit walks into a coffeehouse, and it all goes downhill from there. Guet Imm, a young votary of the Order of the Pure Moon, joins up with an eclectic group of thieves (whether they like it or not) in order to protect a sacred object, and finds herself in a far more complicated situation than she could have ever imagined.

I only recently stumbled across The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water but omfg I am in LOVE. I’m am so ready for this book – a found family wuxia fantasy??? sign me the fuck up!

And it would be remiss of me not to mention that cover because it is truly something stunning 😍😍

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Waiting on Wednesday…The Unconquered City

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Publication Date: June 16th 2020

Publisher: Tor Books

Series:  The Chronicles of Ghadid

Blurb: Seven years have passed since the Siege — a time when the hungry dead had risen — but the memories still haunt Illi Basbowen. Though she was trained to be an elite assassin, now the Basbowen clan act as Ghadid’s militia force protecting the resurrected city against a growing tide of monstrous guul that travel across the dunes.

Illi’s worst fears are confirmed when General Barca arrives, bearing news that her fledgling nation, Hathage, also faces this mounting danger. In her search for the source of the guul, the general exposes a catastophic secret hidden on the outskirts of Ghadid.

To protect her city and the realm, Illi must travel to Hathage and confront her inner demons in order to defeat a greater one — but how much can she sacrifice to protect everything she knows from devastation?

I’m back after an short, impromptu hiatus (like  two weeks so you probably didn’t miss me buuuut) where life just got really busy and I started looking at a potential career change that would be very drastic!

But I’m here with another anticipated read of mine – I’m so excited for the third book in The Chronicles of Ghadid – The Unconquered City by KA Doore. I adore this series – it’s queer af, there’s zero homophobia and the world building is *chefs kiss*. Not to mention so many characters to love so I’m super excited to see it through to the end, even it’s going to be sad, and follow Illi on her journey!

You can find my reviews for The Perfect Assassin and The Impossible Contract, here and here respectively.

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