Waiting on Wednesday 07/19/17

“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

The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton (March 27, 2018 by Tor Books)

Why am I looking forward to this novel? It’s billed as being inspired by both Game of Thrones and Shakespeare’s King Lear. Enough said.

“Tessa Gratton’s debut epic adult fantasy, The Queens of Innis Lear, brings to life a world that hums with ancient magic, and characters as ruthless as the tides.

The erratic decisions of a prophecy-obsessed king have drained Innis Lear of its wild magic, leaving behind a trail of barren crops and despondent subjects. Enemy nations circle the once-bountiful isle, sensing its growing vulnerability, hungry to control the ideal port for all trade routes.

The king’s three daughters—battle-hungry Gaela, master manipulator Reagan, and restrained, starblessed Elia—know the realm’s only chance of resurrection is to crown a new sovereign, proving a strong hand can resurrect magic and defend itself. But their father will not choose an heir until the longest night of the year, when prophecies align and a poison ritual can be enacted.

Refusing to leave their future in the hands of blind faith, the daughters of Innis Lear prepare for war—but regardless of who wins the crown, the shores of Innis will weep the blood of a house divided.”

18 Comments on “Waiting on Wednesday 07/19/17”

  1. Pingback: Waiting on Wednesday 07/19/17 | Fantasy Sources: Art, Gifts, Ideas, Article Resources, News

  2. I am glad you are looking forward to this.

    I don’t know about calling it her “debut” though. It might be her first big girl novel, but “debut” has always struck me as the very first book published.


  3. Doesn’t Tessa Gratton usually write crime fiction? Or maybe I’m thinking of someone else. In any case, I love the cover and it sounds REALLY good.


  4. One book out of three (or thereabouts) is now compared to Game of Thrones, which must be somewhat annoying to authors… 🙂 And this novel, even though some of the premises stand firmly in the realm of epic fantasy, sounds very interesting and I will certainly try it once it comes out. Thanks for sharing! 🙂


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