“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about. However, as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.
Today’s selection and book I’m excitedly awaiting is:
by C.S. Pacat
Young Adult – Fantasy – LGBTQIA+
September 28th 2021 by Quill Tree Books
The ancient world of magic is no more. Its heroes are dead, its halls are ruins, and its great battles between Light and Dark are forgotten. Only the Stewards remember, and they keep their centuries-long vigil, sworn to protect humanity if the Dark King ever returns.
Sixteen-year-old dock boy Will is on the run, pursued by the men who killed his mother. When an old servant tells him of his destiny to fight beside the Stewards, Will is ushered into a world of magic, where he must train to play a vital role in the oncoming battle against the Dark.
As London is threatened by the Dark King’s return, the reborn heroes and villains of a long-forgotten war begin to draw battle lines. But as the young descendants of Light and Dark step into their destined roles, old allegiances, old enmities and old flames are awakened. Will must stand with the last heroes of the Light to prevent the fate that destroyed their world from returning to destroy his own.
Honestly, I didn’t even need to read the blurb. I love C.S. Pacat’s Captive Prince series AND her Fence comics so much that I’m certain I will love this new m/m fantasy as well!
I haven’t read anything by the author before but it sounds like a great one. MAGIC!
Haha yes I’ll never be able to say no to magic books 🙂
I also haven’t read this author before, but magic is always fun!
Magic stories are indeed always fun 🙂
I think I need to read more magical books at the moment. I can definitely do with an escape from reality. What a lovely cover this book has!
I think this will definitely provide an escape from reality! And yes, the cover is already gorgeous indeed!
I’ve not read this author before but this sounds like a great read. I hope you love it!