Waiting on Wednesday 01/20/16
“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!
If you read fantasy, chances are you’ve come across the art of Todd Lockwood, whose paintings and illustrations have graced a number of book covers and interiors, like the Memoir by Lady Trent series by Marie Brennan. He’s famous for his beautiful dragons, and now he’s written his own novel about them (and yes, he painted his own cover too)! I’ve always admired the his talent for bringing these majestic creatures to life as an artist; now I’m excited to see what he can do with them in fiction with his debut coming out this spring.
Maia and her family raise dragons for the political war machine. As she comes of age, she anticipates a dragon of her own to add to the stable of breeding parents. Her peaceful life is shattered when the Summer Dragon—one of the rare and mythical High Dragons—makes an appearance in her quiet valley. Political factions vie for control of the implied message, threatening her aspirations, her aerie, her entire way of life.
The bond between dragons and their riders is deep and life-long, and Maia’s desire for a dragon of her own to train, ride, fly, and love drives her to take a risk that puts her life at stake. She is swept into an adventure that pits her against the deathless Horrors, thralls of the enemy, and a faceless creature drawn from her fear. In her fight to preserve everything she knows and loves, she exposes a conspiracy, unearths an ancient civilization, and challenges her understanding of her world—and of herself.”
Two words: predatory ghost. *pulls up a chair* Tell me more, book.
“In this haunting and hypnotizing novel, a young woman loses everything—half of her body, her fiancé, and possibly her unborn child—to a terrible apartment fire. While recovering from the trauma, she discovers a photo album inhabited by a predatory ghost who promises to make her whole again, all while slowly consuming her from the inside out.”