Waiting on Wednesday 02/13/19

Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that first originated at Breaking the Spine but has since linked up with “Can’t Wait Wednesday” at Wishful Endings now that the original creator is unable to host it anymore. Either way, this fun feature is a chance to showcase the upcoming releases that we can’t wait to get our hands on!

Mogsy’s Pick

Angel Mage by Garth Nix (October 1, 2019 by Katherine Tegen Books)

Confession time: I have never read Garth Nix (even though I have always wanted to, and several of his more popular books are on my TBR). I suppose that makes his upcoming young adult fantasy novel set in a brand new world even more appealing to me, not to mention I find the idea of an immortal woman with terrifying angelic powers absolutely intriguing.

“More than a century has passed since Liliath crept into the empty sarcophagus of Saint Marguerite, fleeing the Fall of Ystara. But she emerges from her magical sleep still beautiful, looking no more than nineteen, and once again renews her single-minded quest to be united with her lover, Palleniel, the archangel of Ystara.

A seemingly impossible quest, but Liliath is one of the greatest practitioners of angelic magic to have ever lived, summoning angels and forcing them to do her bidding.

Liliath knew that most of the inhabitants of Ystara died from the Ash Blood plague or were transformed into beastlings, and she herself led the survivors who fled into neighboring Sarance. Now she learns that angels shun the Ystaran’s descendants. If they are touched by angelic magic, their blood will turn to ash. They are known as Refusers, and can only live the most lowly lives.

But Liliath cares nothing for the descendants of her people, save how they can serve her. It is four young Sarancians who hold her interest: Simeon, a studious doctor-in-training; Henri, a dedicated fortune hunter; Agnez, an adventurous musketeer cadet; and Dorotea, an icon-maker and scholar of angelic magic. They are the key to her quest.

The four feel a strange kinship from the moment they meet, but do not know why, or suspect their importance. All become pawns in Liliath’s grand scheme to fulfill her destiny and be united with the love of her life. No matter the cost to everyone else…”

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24 Comments on “Waiting on Wednesday 02/13/19

  1. wow, this sound so different from what I’m used to by Garth Nix! :O I…don’t know that I like it? I mean, I’m into the idea of the anti-heroine, but the whole ‘motivated by her lover’ thing kind of has me :/

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  2. I don’t think I’ve read this author before but this does sound quite intriguing – that being said I’m not reading as much YA these days. Hope you enjoy.
    Lynn 😀

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  3. I’ve never read Garth Nix either, and like Gaiman I’ve always been curious but just never seem to get around to his books! This definitely sounds intriguing though, I like the angelic angle a lot.

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