Waiting on Wednesday 04/15/20

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

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse (October 13, 2020 by Saga Press)

I thought the next Rebecca Roanhorse book I’d be looking forward to would be the third one in her Sixth World series, but then comes this new book in a new trilogy called Between Earth and Sky, inspired by “the civilizations of the Pre-Columbian Americas and woven into a tale of celestial prophecies, political intrigue, and forbidden magic.” Well, when you put it that way. that sounds really good too. I’ll take it!

“A god will return
When the earth and sky converge
Under the black sun

In the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice is usually a time for celebration and renewal, but this year it coincides with a solar eclipse, a rare celestial event proscribed by the Sun Priest as an unbalancing of the world.

Meanwhile, a ship launches from a distant city bound for Tova and set to arrive on the solstice. The captain of the ship, Xiala, is a disgraced Teek whose song can calm the waters around her as easily as it can warp a man’s mind. Her ship carries one passenger. Described as harmless, the passenger, Serapio, is a young man, blind, scarred, and cloaked in destiny. As Xiala well knows, when a man is described as harmless, he usually ends up being a villain.

Crafted with unforgettable characters, Rebecca Roanhorse has created an epic adventure exploring the decadence of power amidst the weight of history and the struggle of individuals swimming against the confines of society and their broken pasts in the most original series debut of the decade.”

28 Comments on “Waiting on Wednesday 04/15/20”

  1. That’s a new to me one! I hope you thoroughly enjoy it once you get to read it!

    Thanks for visiting my WoW!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

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  2. I need to read this author’s first series but I’m curious about this one as well. That is one stunning cover!

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  3. Ooo… I loved Trail of Lightning, so I’m delighted to hear she’s got another series. And that cover… It’s just GORGEOUS! Looking forward to hearing what you make of this one.

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  4. Oh wow- I’ve been wanting to try her books too. And this ” inspired by “the civilizations of the Pre-Columbian Americas ” definitely makes me intrigued!!

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  5. I still need to read the authors other series (I’m trying to keep an eye out for copies of it with the original covers as I much prefer them to the newer ones) but I love the sound of this one too!

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