Can't Wait Wednesday

The Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst {Waiting on Wednesday}

“Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

My pick for this week: The Queen of Blood by Sarah Beth Durst

Expected publication:

September 20th, 2016

Goodreads link

What it’s about:

An idealistic young student and a banished warrior become allies in a battle to save their realm in this first book of a mesmerizing epic fantasy series, filled with political intrigue, violent magic, malevolent spirits, and thrilling adventure.

Everything has a spirit: the willow tree with leaves that kiss the pond, the stream that feeds the river, the wind that exhales fresh snow . . .

But the spirits that reside within this land want to rid it of all humans. One woman stands between these malevolent spirits and the end of humankind: the queen. She alone has the magical power to prevent the spirits from destroying every man, woman, and child. But queens are still just human, and no matter how strong or good, the threat of danger always looms.

With the position so precarious, young women are chosen to train as heirs. Daleina, a seemingly quiet academy student, is under no illusions as to her claim to the throne, but simply wants to right the wrongs that have befallen the land. Ven, a disgraced champion, has spent his exile secretly fighting against the growing number of spirit attacks. Joining forces, these daring partners embark on a treacherous quest to find the source of the spirits’ restlessness—a journey that will test their courage and trust, and force them to stand against both enemies and friends to save their land . . . before it’s bathed in blood.

Why I am waiting for this release:

The summary says it all: epic fantasy, political intrigue, violent magic, malevolent spirits and thrilling adventure. Those are basically my buzzwords. I CAN’T NOT want to read this.

What book release are you eagerly anticipating?


  1. This is a little more fantasy than I typically read, but it looks good!
    Happy Reading! 🙂

    1. Thanks, I hope it will be good 🙂

  2. I’ve heard a lot of hype for this book, though I haven’t read it yet. I hope you love it! ^_^ Great pick!

    Brittany @ Brittany’s Book Rambles

    1. Thanks, it sounds great so I hope I’ll love it when I pick it up 🙂

  3. Ohh what a nice discovery, thank you so much for sharing it! I love the whole spirits idea, and it sounds like such an epic fantasy indeed, I might need to add it to my TBR as well 😀

    1. You’re welcome 😉 Yes, the spirits idea sounds intriguing. Happy you like it, hope we’ll both enjoy it when we pick it up!

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