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!
As you may recall, a couple weeks ago we posted a list of our 2015 Most Anticipated Science Fiction & Fantasy Books Written by Women. Cold 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.
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.”