Waiting on Wednesday 05/12/21

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 Pariah by Anthony Ryan (August 24, 2021 by Orbit)

I’m a big fan of Anthony Ryan and his upcoming new series is one I’m really looking forward to!

Following one man’s rise from infamous outlaw to famed warrior, The Pariah is a spectacular first novel in an all-new epic fantasy trilogy from the international best-selling author of Blood Song.

Born into the troubled kingdom of Albermaine, Alwyn Scribe is raised as an outlaw. Quick of wit and deft with a blade, Alwyn is content with the freedom of the woods and the comradeship of his fellow thieves. But an act of betrayal sets him on a new path – one of blood and vengeance, which eventually leads him to a soldier’s life in the king’s army.
Fighting under the command of Lady Evadine Courlain, a noblewoman beset by visions of a demonic apocalypse, Alwyn must survive war and the deadly intrigues of the nobility if he hopes to claim his vengeance. But as dark forces, both human and arcane, gather to oppose Evadine’s rise, Alwyn faces a choice: can he be a warrior, or will he always be an outlaw?”

15 Comments on “Waiting on Wednesday 05/12/21”

    • I loved Raven’s Shadow! I skipped his last trilogy though, because even though I enjoyed the first book, I just wasn’t feeling the characters and the setting as much. But I’m looking forward to diving into this one and giving it a try!


  1. I’m completely new to Ryan but I won a giveaway for this one and I’m a little over 100 pages in, enjoying it so far. Getting a feel for Alwyn and the members of the outlaw band he starts out with, including a charismatic leader trying to manipulate others in his long game. Starting to get a feel for different ruling factions and how they’re playing against one another. Engaging characters and some building tension keep me reading. 🙂


    • I am thrilled to hear you are enjoying it, and already feeling so attached the characters when you’re only about 100 pages in. That’s a good sign indeed, and it’s making me even more excited to try this one!


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