Waiting on Wednesday 12/08/21
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!
In the Shadow of Lightning by Brian McClellan (June 21, 2022 by Tor)
I know Brian McCLellan mostly from his Powder Mage books, so it’s definitely fascinating to me that he’s starting a series set in a brand new fantasy world which sounds quite different but very cool!
“From Brian McClellan, author of The Powder Mage, comes In the Shadow of Lightning, a brand-new epic fantasy where magic is a finite resource—and it’s running out.
Demir Grappo is an outcast—he fled a life of wealth and power, abandoning his responsibilities as a general, a governor, and a son. Now he will live out his days as a grifter, rootless, and alone. But when his mother is brutally murdered, Demir must return from exile to claim his seat at the head of the family and uncover the truth that got her killed: the very power that keeps civilization turning, godglass, is running out.
Now, Demir must find allies, old friends and rivals alike, confront the powerful guild-families who are only interested in making the most of the scraps left at the table and uncover the invisible hand that threatens the Empire. A war is coming, a war unlike any other. And Demir and his ragtag group of outcasts are the only thing that stands in the way of the end of life as the world knows it.”
I would have grabbed a new McClellan book without even looking at the synopsis, but this new series sounds beyond promising 🙂
Ooh nice pick! That’s a new to me one! I hope you enjoy this one once you get to read it!
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Have a GREAT day!
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I’ve never read McClellan so maybe this would be the time to start!
Geesh! I haven’t even started any of his many books in the Powder Mage series and now he has to go and start another! 🙂
I’ve yet to read McClellan, but I love the idea of magic as a finite resource
What Tammy said. Plus, this sounds wonderful and I love that cover.
*on my wishlist it goes*
Really need to start The Powder Mage series, I’ve heard good things! I’ve only read his self-published novellas which I enjoyed quite a bit.