Waiting on Wednesday 10/05/16

“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!

Mogsy’s Pick

Soleri by Michael Johnston (June 13, 2017 by Tor Books)

It might still be a tad too early to get excited about a book coming out next summer, but I can’t help it; historical epic fantasy sounds right up my alley, especially when it features a story and world inspired by Ancient Egypt.

soleri“The first in a new epic fantasy series inspired by ancient Egyptian history and King Lear

The ruling family of the Soleri Empire has been in power longer than even the calendars that stretch back 2,826 years. Those records tell a history of conquest and domination by a people descended from gods, older than anything in the known world. No living person has seen them for centuries, yet their grip on their four subjugate kingdoms remains tighter than ever.

On the day of the annual eclipse, the Harkan king, Arko-Hark Wadi, sets off on a hunt and shirks his duty rather than bow to the emperor. Ren, his son and heir, is a prisoner in the capital, while his daughters struggle against their own chains. Merit, the eldest, has found a way to stand against imperial law and marry the man she desires, but needs her sister’s help, and Kepi has her own ideas.

Meanwhile, Sarra Amunet, Mother Priestess of the sun god’s cult, holds the keys to the end of an empire and a past betrayal that could shatter her family.

Detailed and historical, vast in scope and intricate in conception, Soleri bristles with primal magic and unexpected violence. It is a world of ancient and elaborate rites, of unseen power and kingdoms ravaged by war, where victory comes with a price, and every truth conceals a deeper secret.”

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17 Comments on “Waiting on Wednesday 10/05/16

  1. I think the cover goes so well with the description of this one. Sounds like it will be an interesting read and I’ll have to keep it in mind when I want a more epic fantasy read than a down-right horror one. Go ahead and get excited about a book released next summer – one of the pups picks this week doesn’t release until August so we are on the same wavelength over at The Farm.

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  2. You had my attention with: “The first in a new epic fantasy series inspired by ancient Egyptian history and King Lear”! This sounds like something I would love. King Lear, Egypt, fantasy – yep, I’m in. I hope you grab this one up soon 🙂

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    • I think part of the appeal is that it was giving me major “Shards of Heaven” vibes. I know you’ve read that one so maybe you understand lol! 😀

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  3. It’s never too early to be excited about a book! I’m excited for an Ilona Andrews book that’s supposed to be coming out in May of next year so I’m on the page as you with anticipating a title that’s so far away. This one sounds great!

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