Waiting on Wednesday 05/27/20

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 Bright and Breaking Sea by Chloe Neill (November 17, 2020 by Berkley)

To celebrate Wyrd and Wonder, I’ll be featuring fantasy/paranormal-related picks for my Waiting on Wednesday posts for the whole month of May! For our final W&W installment, this is a book whose cover was just revealed last week, and it is stunning! I’ve only read Chloe Neill’s paranormal/UF before this, so The Bright and Breaking Sea should be a bit of a change for me, but the description sounds so good and I am always up for a maritime fantasy adventure!

“Chloe Neill brings her trademark wit and wild sense of adventure to a stunning seafaring fantasy starring a dauntless heroine in a world of magic and treachery.

Kit Brightling, rescued as a foundling and raised in a home for talented girls, has worked hard to rise through the ranks of the Isles’ Crown Command and become one of the few female captains in Queen Charlotte’s fleet. Her ship is small, but she’s fast–in part because of Kit’s magical affinity to the sea. But the waters become perilous when the queen sends Kit on a special mission with a partner she never asked for.

Rian Grant, Viscount Queenscliffe, may be a veteran of the Continental war, but Kit doesn’t know him or his motives–and she’s dealt with one too many members of the Beau Monde. But Kit has her orders, and the queen has commanded they journey to a dangerous pirate quay and rescue a spy who’s been gathering intelligence on the exiled emperor of Gallia.

Kit can lead her ship and clever crew on her own, but with the fate of queen and country at stake, Kit and Rian must learn to trust each other, or else the Isles will fall….”

27 Comments on “Waiting on Wednesday 05/27/20”

  1. I’m not familiar with this author, and the book sounds interesting so I might try it. I do wonder, have there always been a number of sailing-related fantasy books out there I’ve just overlooked, or are their number increasing lately? This one, The Bone Ships, The Forever Sea. I wonder if it’s like specific cars that have always been there but I only notice them when a friend or I buy one. 🙂

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    • It’s definitely been around, but as a subgenre, I guess it hasn’t been as prominent…Hmmm…have you read Scott Lynch’s Red Seas Under Red Skies? That’s the big one I can think of that’s been out a while and was quite big! 😀

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      • The Lies of Locke Lamora is actually my all-time favourite fantasy novel to this day hahah I have been stretching out my read of the sequels but plan on getting to Red Seas Under Red Skies this year!!! I just wish Scott Lynch could… continue… his… series… 😛


    • I think as a subgenre, seafaring fantasy has been around, but few of the books seem to get much attention or any hype! Hope that’s a trend that’s turning around though, there have been some major maritime fantasy releases the last couple years 😀

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      • You’re right – I do recall a stormingly good fantasy pirate adventure – The Wake of the Bloody Angel by Alex Bledsoe, which definitely converted me:)).


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