Waiting on Wednesday 01/01/20

“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

The Sin in the Steel by Ryan Van Loan (July 21st, 2020 by Tor Books)

Happy new year! Looking back at my reading especially in the latter half of 2019, it appears I need to step up my consumption of Tor Books. But it’s looking like the publisher will be roaring back in 2020 with releases like The Sin the the Steel that sure know how to catch my attention. Steampunk fantasy and pirate adventures? Where do I sign up?

“A sparkling debut fantasy set in a diverse world, featuring dead gods, a pirate queen, shapeshifting mages, and a Sherlockian teenager determined to upend her society.

Buc and Eld: She’s a brilliant former street-rat, with a mind that leaps from clues to conclusions in the blink of an eye. He’s an ex-soldier, her champion and partner-in-crime. No…not in crime—in crime-solving.

In this fast-paced, action-driven, second world fantasy, the teenager and the veteran are the Holmes and Watson of a world where pirates roam the seas, mechanical engines can change the tide of battle, mages speak to each other across oceans, and earthly wealth is concentrated in the hands of a powerful few.

The Kanados Trading Company hires Buc and Eld to restore the flow of sugar—a source of power and wealth in Venice-like Servenza—from the Shattered Coast. Buc swiftly discovers that the trade routes have become the domain of a sharp-eyed pirate queen. All Buc has to do now is sink the Widowmaker’s ship.

Unfortunately for Buc, the gods have other plans.

Unfortunately for them, so does Buc.”

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