Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #74

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan
January 19th 2016
Find it on Goodreads

Raisa was just a child when she was sold to work as a slave in the kingdom of Qilara. Despite her young age, her father was teaching her to read and write, grooming her to take his place as a Learned One. In Qilara, the Arnathim, like Raisa, are the lowest class, and literacy is a capital offense. What’s more, only the king, prince, tutor, and tutor-in-training are allowed to learn the very highest order language, the language of the gods. So when the tutor-in-training is executed for teaching slaves this sacred language, and Raisa is selected to replace her, Raisa knows any slipup on her part could mean death.

Keeping her secret is hard enough, but the romance that’s been growing between her and Prince Mati isn’t helping matters. Then Raisa is approached by the Resistance—an underground army of slave rebels—to help liberate Arnath slaves. She wants to free her people, but that would mean aiding a war against Mati. As Raisa struggles with what to do, she discovers a secret that the Qilarites have been hiding for centuries—one that, if uncovered, could bring the kingdom to its knees.
(from Goodreads)

Er, how amazing does this book sound? The very (very) lucky people who have managed to get early copies have all seemed to love it and honestly, I'm not surprised. It sounds so good! I can't wait to meet Raisa and read about her struggles (and romance!). Plus, this cover. I love it. I like swords a lot. And I really like that font. Ugh why are so many good books coming out in 2016? I can't wait that long!

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. This certainly sounds interesting! & I completely agree; waaaay too many good books coming out in 2016! My wallet is already screaming! Enjoy :) Here's my Wow!

    Your GFC follower, Lillie @LittleLillieReads

  2. Glad people seem to like this one. I haven't heard of it, so thanks for sharing. It does sound quite intriguing!



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