Waiting on Wednesday 03/15/23
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!
The Will of the Many by James Islington (May 23, 2023 by Gallery/Saga Press)
“At the elite Catenan Academy, a young fugitive uncovers layered mysteries and world-changing secrets in this new fantasy series by internationally bestselling author of The Licanius Trilogy, James Islington.
AUDI. VIDE. TACE.
The Catenan Republic – the Hierarchy – may rule the world now, but they do not know everything.
I tell them my name is Vis Telimus. I tell them I was orphaned after a tragic accident three years ago, and that good fortune alone has led to my acceptance into their most prestigious school. I tell them that once I graduate, I will gladly join the rest of civilised society in allowing my strength, my drive and my focus – what they call Will – to be leeched away and added to the power of those above me, as millions already do. As all must eventually do.
I tell them that I belong, and they believe me.
But the truth is that I have been sent to the Academy to find answers. To solve a murder. To search for an ancient weapon. To uncover secrets that may tear the Republic apart.
And that I will never, ever cede my Will to the empire that executed my family.
To survive, though, I will still have to rise through the Academy’s ranks. I will have to smile, and make friends, and pretend to be one of them and win. Because if I cannot, then those who want to control me, who know my real name, will no longer have any use for me.
And if the Hierarchy finds out who I truly am, they will kill me.”
Ooh, that sounds intriguing!
This is one amazing premise! 🙂
Ooh nice! This is a totally new to me one! I hope you thoroughly enjoy this one once you get to read it!
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I’ve never read Islington before, but this is very tempting!
I LOVED this book — full review is up on my blog!!
I’ve not read The Licanius Trilogy so I don’t have a feel for this author, but the description certainly sounds interesting. I like the first person perspective.
That’s an intriguing one
This seems to have a Red Rising vibe – and given that I loved that series, I will be keeping an eye out for this one. Thank you for sharing, Mogsy:).