Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, spotlighting releases we (or rather, in this case, Lizzie) are waiting for eagerly.
Author: Cinda Williams Chima
Series: Shattered Realms Book #2
Coming out April 4, 2017
Alyssa ana’Raisa is the reluctant princess heir to the Gray Wolf throne of Fells, a queendom embroiled in a seemingly endless war. Hardened by too many losses, Lyss is more comfortable striking with a sword than maneuvering at court. After a brush with death, she goes on the offensive, meaning to end the war that has raged her whole life. If her gamble doesn’t pay off, she could lose her queendom before she even ascends to the throne.
Across enemy lines in Arden, young rising star Captain Halston Matelon has been fighting for his king since he was a lýtling. Lately, though, he finds himself sent on ever more dangerous assignments. Between the terrifying rumors of witches and wolfish warriors to the north and his cruel king at home, Hal is caught in an impossible game of life and death.
Set in the world of the acclaimed Seven Realms series, this is a thrilling story of the unfathomable costs of war, the allure of dark magic, and two principled and conflicted characters, drawn together despite everything they stand to lose.
After reading book one to this series and LOVING it, I immediately ran to Goodreads to find when the next book came out. Though I am sorely not looking forward to the wait, this sounds amazing. If you’ve read book 1, I think this synopsis might come as a bit of a surprise as it does not follow the characters from the previous book. I’m not quite sure how Ms. Chima will wrap up this series with just one more book! She left such amazing character archs and is now introducing a few more. If they are anything like all her other books, I’m sure I will love these new characters. This spin off series seriously reminded me why I loved YA Fantasy just as much as I do Adult. Chima pulls such complex characters out of thin air and you are left speechless the whole way through. I CANNOT WAIT for this one!
And now… over to you: what book are you waiting to release? Link me up and I’ll try my best to drop by! 🙂