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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…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 😍😍

Is The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected on Water on your tbr pile?

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Book Review ‘Legacy of Ash’ ~ Matthew Ward

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Publication Date: November 26th 2019

Publisher: Orbit

Series: Legacy Trilogy #1

Blurb: A shadow has fallen over the Tressian Republic.

Ruling families – once protectors of justice and democracy – now plot against one another with sharp words and sharper knives. Blinded by ambition, they remain heedless of the threat posed by the invading armies of the Hadari Empire.

Yet as Tressia falls, heroes rise.

Viktor Akadra is the Republic’s champion. A warrior without equal, he hides a secret that would see him burned as a heretic.

Josiri Trelan is Viktor’s sworn enemy. A political prisoner, he dreams of reigniting his mother’s failed rebellion.

And yet Calenne, Josiri’s sister, seeks only to break free of their tarnished legacy; to escape the expectation and prejudice that haunts the Trelan name.

As war spreads across the Republic, these three must set aside their differences in order to save their homeland. However, decades of bad blood are not easily set aside – victory will demand a darker price than any of them could have imagined.

★★★★/5

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Waiting on Wednesday…The Unconquered City

47902772._SY475_The Unconquered City by KA Doore

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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Book Review ‘Kingdom of Souls’ ~ Rena Barron

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Publication Date: September 24th 2019

Publisher: HarperVoyager

Series: Kingdom of Souls #1

Blurb: THERE’S MAGIC IN HER BLOOD.

Arrah is a young woman from a long line of the most powerful witch doctors in the land. But she fails at magic, fails to call upon the ancestors and can’t even cast the simplest curse.

Shame and disappointment dog her.

When strange premonitions befall her family and children in the kingdom begin to disappear, Arrah undergoes the dangerous and scorned process of selling years of her life for magic. This borrowed power reveals a nightmarish betrayal and a danger beyond what she could have imagined. Now Arrah must find a way to master magic, or at least buy it, in order to save herself and everything she holds dear.

An explosive fantasy set in a world of magic and legend with a twist you will never see coming. 

★★★/5

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