Waiting on Wednesday 01/28/15

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that lets us feature upcoming releases that we can’t wait to get our hands on!

Mogsy’s Pick:

Cold Iron by Stina Leicht: June 23, 2015 (Saga Press)

As you may recall, a couple weeks ago we posted a list of our 2015 Most Anticipated Science Fiction & Fantasy Books Written by WomenCold Iron really should have been on there too, but I found out about the book only a short time before the post went live and didn’t get the chance to update the list! That just won’t do, so I’m featuring it today as my WoW because this great looking book certainly deserves some attention. Stina Leicht is an author who has been on my to-read list for a while. And flintlock epic fantasy? Sounds right up my alley.

Cold Iron“Fraternal twins Nels and Suvi move beyond their royal heritage and into military and magical dominion in this flintlock epic fantasy debut from a two-time Campbell Award finalist.

Prince Nels is the scholarly runt of the ancient Kainen royal family of Eledore, disregarded as flawed by the king and many others. Only Suvi, his fraternal twin sister, supports him. When Nels is ambushed by an Acrasian scouting party, he does the forbidden for a member of the ruling family: He picks up a fallen sword and defends himself.

Disowned and dismissed to the military, Nels establishes himself as a leader as Eledore begins to shatter under the attack of the Acrasians, who the Kainen had previously dismissed as barbarians. But Nels knows differently, and with the aid of Suvi, who has allied with pirates, he mounts a military offensive with sword, canon, and what little magic is left in the world.”

14 Comments on “Waiting on Wednesday 01/28/15”

  1. Saga Press certainly has some good looking (and sounding!) books coming out! I’m not familiar with this author, but it sounds like I need to cbeck her out.

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  2. Well of course. I like the guns in fantasy phase we got going. Still waiting for that WW2 with wizards sub-genre to start up, but I will enjoy the flintlock stuff while it is around.

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    • Yeah, Of Blood and Honey has also been on my to-read list forever…hopefully I’ll get to that book or Cold Iron this year, and Stina Leicht will also count for my Women of Genre Fiction challenge this year because I’ve never read her before (but wanted to for a while!)

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