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!
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.”
I did read a book by this author. Great cover!
Cool! I’m not familiar with her, though I know she’s written books in other genres 🙂
I love the sound of this one and the cover is really eye catching too.
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OOoh nice! Haven’t read a book by her in a long time! Hope you enjoy this one!
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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.
Yes, this one sounds really good!
Looks like the publisher calls it “debut epic adult fantasy”, so just her first adult epic fantasy. Definitely a little misleading though.
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Yeah, bloody publishers…
Yeah, it bugs me that these days publishers throw the word “debut” around like candy. But if the new book is from a the genre very different from what the author is originally known for writing though, I’ll let it slide as long as the distinction is made.
It actually annoys me more when established writers publish something new under a pseudonym, and publishers who know full well who they are don’t publicize it but continue to bill it as a debut. Orbit, I’m looking at you.
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Publishers. I love to hate on them. But then when I get in a situation without them [ie, indies] then I’m hating on their absence just as much.
It will be interesting to see what this author does with the fantasy genre. Great choice!
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.
I should google the author. I thought she wrote YA fiction, but it could be mystery and crime fiction for all I know 🙂 Her name sounds familiar but I don’t know anything about her work.
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! 🙂
Ohhhh, now I get it!!! I was wondering why I kept seeing this book’s title everywhere. The cover is gorgeous and the book sounds awesome. Wonderful choice, Mogsy! =)
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I might need to track down a few Game of Thrones style books to expand my fantasy reading!
ANyway this sounds good