Waiting on Wednesday #30 The Root: A Novel of the Wrath & Athenaeum


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………


25986723The Root: A Novel of the Wrath & Athenaeum

by: Na’ amen Tilahun

Publisher: Night Shade Books

Release Date: June 7th, 2016

Genres: Urban-Fantasy, Adult-Fiction, Paranormal, Supernatural


A dark, gritty urban fantasy debut set in modern-day San Francisco, filled with gods, sinister government agencies, and worlds of dark magic hidden just below the surface.

When a secret government agency trying to enslave you isn’t the biggest problem you’re facing, you’re in trouble.

Erik, a former teen star living in San Francisco, thought his life was complicated; having his ex-boyfriend in jail because of the scandal that destroyed his career seemed overwhelming. Then Erik learned he was Blooded: descended from the Gods.

Struggling with a power he doesn’t understand and can barely control, Erik discovers that a secret government agency is selling off Blooded like lab rats to a rival branch of preternatural beings in ’Zebub—San Francisco’s mirror city in an alternate dimension.

Lil, a timid apprentice in ’Zebub, is searching for answers to her parents’ sudden and mysterious deaths. Surrounded by those who wish her harm and view her as a lesser being, Lil delves into a forgotten history that those in power will go to dangerous lengths to keep buried.

What neither Erik nor Lil realize is that a darkness is coming, something none have faced in living memory. It eats. It hunts. And it knows them. In The Root, the dark and surging urban fantasy debut from Na’amen Tilahun, two worlds must come together if even a remnant of one is to survive.


Why am I waiting?

The last UF I read, that was set in California, was a great read. I’m looking forward to trying something different and I love the diversity of the characters. Plus, that cover just drew me in. Hopefully, this will be an awesome read. If not, I’m sure you’ll get a mini rant from me. Kidding 🙂  What book are you waiting on this week?

49 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday #30 The Root: A Novel of the Wrath & Athenaeum

  1. That sounds so good! I’ll read anything that takes place in San Francisco – but this gets major brownie points for also featuring a mirror city in an AU. I added this one to my Goodreads TBR – thanks for sharing it!

    My WoW


  2. I hadn’t heard of this one before so this was a new introduction to me, but from the sound of things it seems like a pretty interesting Urban Fiction read and like there will be plenty of action along the way to keep you entertained!


  3. I love coming to this blog cause I know I’ll see a book I haven’t heard of. ^-^ I’ve really grown to have a soft spot for urban fantasy, so this definitely sounds like something that would interest me. I just hope it doesn’t overdo it on the weird factor, like with the alternate dimension. Let us know if there will be a mini rant. =P


    • It’s a great genre. Though, it’s switching up as far as how the characters interact with each other, the monsters they kill (or don’t), and location. This one looks different from all the others I’ve read, so I can’t wait.


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