Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. Each Wednesday you get to highlight a book that your really looking forward to. This week I’ve chosen:
Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor 1) by Mark Lawrence.
I was born for killing – the gods made me to ruin.
At the Convent of Sweet Mercy young girls are raised to be killers. In a few the old bloods show, gifting talents rarely seen since the tribes beached their ships on Abeth. Sweet Mercy hones its novices’ skills to deadly effect: it takes ten years to educate a Red Sister in the ways of blade and fist.
But even the mistresses of sword and shadow don’t truly understand what they have purchased when Nona Grey is brought to their halls as a bloodstained child of eight, falsely accused of murder: guilty of worse.
Stolen from the shadow of the noose, Nona is sought by powerful enemies, and for good reason. Despite the security and isolation of the convent her secret and violent past will find her out. Beneath a dying sun that shines upon a crumbling empire, Nona Grey must come to terms with her demons and learn to become a deadly assassin if she is to survive…
The expected publication date is: April 4th 2017 (US) and April 6th 2017 (UK).
Now, that is the US cover and I have to admit it’s really stunning, screaming look at and buy me but I have to be patriotic and have to write, here’s hoping that as a UK resident that when it’s released to, the UK cover is just as good! 🙂
Mark Lawrence is one of my favourite authors and his books are a must read for me, if you’re a fantasy fan then they should be for you to as you won’t be dissapointed! He has gotten better with each book and he started of great with Prince of Thorns but for me so far the pinnacle of his writing has been set with this years release and the final book in The Red Queen’s War trilogy The Wheel of Osheim, a stunning conclusion to an epic trilogy. Can Red Sister top that?? Who knows but it’s sure to be a great read and from the early reviews I’ve read there’s a damn good chance that it will be Lawrence’s best book yet!
- The Broken Empire Trilogy Overview.
- The Liar’s Key Review.
- The Wheel of Osheim Review.
- Top Ten Finished Fantasy Trilogies You Should Read – featuring Mark Lawrence and a plethora of other awesome authors and trilogies.
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