Waiting on Wednesday 01/29/20

“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

A Chorus of Fire by Brian D. Anderson (August 4, 2020 by Tor Books)

Hot on the heels of my review of The Bard’s Blade, today I’m featuring its sequel, A Chorus of Fire. Actually, I’ve been noticing its cover and blurb floating around for a while now, but I always feel weird “waiting on” a later book in a series when I haven’t read the previous ones yet. It’s silly, but I always worry that I’ll be jinxing myself and end up hating the first book. Luckily though, I loved The Bard’s Blade, and as I said in my review, I really can’t wait to see what happens next.

“The second book in a new epic fantasy trilogy from successful self-published author, perfect for fans of the Wheel of Time and Sword of Truth.

A shadow has moved across Lamoria. Whispers of the coming conflict are growing louder; the enemy becoming bolder. Belkar’s reach has extended far into the heart of Ralmarstad and war now seems inevitable.

Mariyah, clinging to the hope of one day being reunited with Lem, struggles to attain the power she will need to make the world safe again. But a power like this is not easily acquired and will test the limits of her mind and body. She will need to look deep inside herself to find the strength to achieve what even the Thaumas of old could not.

Lem continues his descent into darkness, serving a man he does not trust in the name of a faith which is not his own. Only Shemi keeps his heart from succumbing to despair, along with the knowledge that he has finally found Mariyah. But Lem is convinced she is being held against her will, and compelled to do the bidding of her captors. He is determined to free her, regardless the cost.

Their separate roads are leading them to the same destination. And once they arrive they will have to confront more than the power of Belkar. They will have to face themselves and what Lamoria has forced them to become.”

14 Comments on “Waiting on Wednesday 01/29/20”

  1. Wow, a sequel already, eh? That seems to be the thing lately, bringing out books with shorter gaps in between. I wonder how much of that is a reaction against GRRM/Rothfus syndrome, but I also wonder if it’s too much. I like a year or so to stoke my enthusiasm . . . too may books too close together becomes overwhelming.


  2. I love the cover. And I’m very glad you enjoyed The Bard’s Blade. I very much want to try this series. I tend to crave this sort of fantasy more often than other sorts of stories, but I don’t often read ones that satisfy the craving. This series sounds promising in that regard.


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