Waiting on Wednesday 01/15/20

“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 Angel of the Crows by Katherine Addison (June 23, 2020 by Tor Books)

I read The Goblin Emperor when it came out, about five years ago, but I still remember the story and the characters think of them fondly. I’m pretty excited to read The Angel of Crows, which sounds very different, but the description is great and reading it gave me chills.

“Katherine Addison, author of The Goblin Emperor, returns with a fantasy novel of alternate 1880s London, where killers stalk the night and the ultimate power is naming.

This is not the story you think it is. These are not the characters you think they are. This is not the book you are expecting.

In an alternate 1880s London, angels inhabit every public building, and vampires and werewolves walk the streets with human beings under a well-regulated truce. A fantastic utopia, except for a few things: Angels can Fall, and that Fall is like a nuclear bomb in both the physical and metaphysical worlds. And human beings remain human, with all their kindness and greed and passions and murderous intent.

Jack the Ripper stalks the streets of this London too. But this London has an Angel. The Angel of the Crows.“

 

10 Comments on “Waiting on Wednesday 01/15/20

  1. I think I remember hearing good things about The Goblin emperor. And 1880’s London w/ vamps and werewolves… this sounds like a blast. 🙂

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  2. I agree, I’m very excited about this. I do still need to read The Goblin Emperor, but I’ve heard so many wonderful things about it, its definitely on my “must read someday” list 😁

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  3. The Goblin Emperor has been languishing on my TBR for two or three years now, and I wonder when the mood will strike me to read it, but this new novel sounds much closer to my tastes – how could I resist the mention of vampires? 🧛‍♂️😉

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