Waiting On Wednesday #24

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that showcases upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating.

This Week I’m Waiting On……

25938417Title: Children of Earth and Sky

Author: Guy Gavriel Kay

Publisher: NAL

Pub Date: May 10th, 2016

Genres: Historical-Fiction, Fantasy

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The bestselling author of the groundbreaking novels Under Heaven and River of Stars, Guy Gavriel Kay is back with a new book, set in a world inspired by the conflicts and dramas of Renaissance Europe. Against this tumultuous backdrop the lives of men and women unfold on the borderlands—where empires and faiths collide.

From the small coastal town of Senjan, notorious for its pirates, a young woman sets out to find vengeance for her lost family. That same spring, from the wealthy city-state of Seressa, famous for its canals and lagoon, come two very different people: a young artist traveling to the dangerous east to paint the grand khalif at his request—and possibly to do more—and a fiercely intelligent, angry woman, posing as a doctor’s wife, but sent by Seressa as a spy.

The trading ship that carries them is commanded by the accomplished younger son of a merchant family, ambivalent about the life he’s been born to live. And farther east a boy trains to become a soldier in the elite infantry of the khalif—to win glory in the war everyone knows is coming.

As these lives entwine, their fates—and those of many others—will hang in the balance, when the khalif sends out his massive army to take the great fortress that is the gateway to the western world….

 

Why Am I Waiting?

This book screams epic! I’m more interested in the historical aspects, but I can’t wait to see what the author does with everything else. This sounds like it’s gonna be great. And we are on board a ship…..again… I can’t wait! 

What are you waiting on this week?

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54 thoughts on “Waiting On Wednesday #24

  1. This book is a new one to me, but the cover is pretty cool. Great pick, Lekeisha and thank you for stopping by. 🙂

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  2. I’d never heard of this book at all until now… but it sounds pretty cool. I like the idea of this one and well, the historical aspects DO sound cool.

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  3. This sounds really interesting! I love the historical aspect! I hope you really enjoy it when you read it! Thanks for visiting my WoW! Happy reading!

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  4. This sounds amazing! I love that cover too and all the historical elements sound fantastic.
    I haven’t read anything by this author, but looks like that needs to change.

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