Waiting on Wednesday 03/16/16
“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!
The Edge of Worlds by Martha Wells (Nightshade Books: April 5, 2016)
Much like I feel about Maggie Stiefvater’s Raven Cycle, I don’t really care what actually happens in the Raksura series plotwise. I just want to spend as much time as I can with Moon and company. I love Wells’ worldbuilding and nowhere is it stronger than this series of books.
An expedition of groundlings from the Empire of Kish have traveled through the Three Worlds to the Indigo Cloud court of the Raksura, shape-shifting creatures of flight that live in large family groups. The groundlings have found a sealed ancient city at the edge of the shallow seas, near the deeps of the impassable Ocean. They believe it to be the last home of their ancestors and ask for help getting inside. But the Raksura fear it was built by their own distant ancestors, the Forerunners, and the last sealed Forerunner city they encountered was a prison for an unstoppable evil.
Prior to the groundlings’ arrival, the Indigo Cloud court had been plagued by visions of a disaster that could destroy all the courts in the Reaches. Now, the court’s mentors believe the ancient city is connected to the foretold danger. A small group of warriors, including consort Moon, an orphan new to the colony and the Raksura’s idea of family, and sister queen Jade, agree to go with the groundling expedition to investigate. But the predatory Fell have found the city too, and in the race to keep the danger contained, the Raksura may be the ones who inadvertently release it.
The Edge of Worlds, from celebrated fantasy author Martha Wells, returns to the fascinating world of The Cloud Roads for the first book in a new series of strange lands, uncanny beings, dead cities, and ancient danger.
Fix by Ferrett Steinmetz: September 6, 2016 (Angry Robot)
The third book in the ‘Mancer series, which features one of the most unique magic systems I’ve ever seen in urban fantasy!
“America’s long sent its best SMASH agents overseas to deal with the European crisis. As of today, they decided dismantling your operation was more important than containing the Bastogne Broach. Now you’re dealing with the real professionals.
Paul Tsabo: Bureaucromancer. Political activist. Loving father. His efforts to decriminalize magic have made him the government’s #1 enemy – and his fugitive existence has robbed his daughter of a normal life.
Aliyah Tsabo-Dawson: Videogamemancer. Gifted unearthly powers by a terrorist’s magic. Raised by a family of magicians, she’s the world’s loneliest teenager – because her powers might kill anyone she befriends.
The Unimancers: Brain-burned zombies. Former ‘mancers, tortured into becoming agents of the government’s anti-‘mancer squad. An unstoppable hive-mind.
When Paul accidentally opens up the first unsealed dimensional broach on American soil, the Unimancers lead his family in a cat-and-mouse pursuit all the way to the demon-haunted ruins of Europe – where Aliyah is slowly corrupted by the siren call of the Unimancers…”
That first series is so hard to get my hand on, well book1 here at least
hmm the second one sounds like more for me and I confess that it’s quite intriguing!
I’ve been intrigued by the Mancer series for a while now. I love the covers they have made so far and this one is another great one! I’ll have to move it up on my TBR.
Nice picks! Totally new to me ones! Hope you enjoy them both once you get to read them!
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I haven’t read either of these series, but I’ve heard lots of good buzz about Martha Wells. The cover artwork for “Fix” is really calling to me! Perfect UF cover.
I hadn’t seen the cover for Fix yet!! Great picks!
Paul finally has his cover moment! 🙂
I still need to get going on the Flux series but wow I love this cover! And I haven’t read Martha Wells yet, but maybe she’d be a good candidate for my Women of SFF challenge this year!
You really should! Flux is totally up your alley 🙂
I’m looking forward to both of these, as so far I’ve loved the rest of the two series they belong to. So good!
Fix, Fix Fix!! Dances the happy dance of the happy people! Can’t wait for this book. CANNOT WAIT – yes, I was shouting that last bit. 😀
I haven’t read any Martha Wells, but I love series where it’s mostly the characters that draw you to keep reading. I’ll have to add Wells onto my “authors to check out” list.