"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
City of Dragons: Volume Three of the Rain Wilds Chronicles by Robin Hobb:
Continuing the enthralling journey she began in her acclaimed Dragon Keeper and Dragon Haven, Hobb rejoins a small group of weak, half-formed and unwanted dragons and their displaced human companions as they search for a legendary sanctuary. Now, as the misfit band approaches its final destination, dragons and keepers alike face a challenge so insurmountable that it threatens to render their long, difficult odyssey utterly meaningless.
Touching, powerful, and dazzlingly inventive, Hobb’s City of Dragons is not to be missed—further proof that this author belongs alongside Raymond E. Feist, Terry Brooks, and Lois McMaster Bujold in the pantheon of fantasy fiction’s true greats. [February 7]
I still have the Liveship Traders and Soldier Son trilogies to get through before this, but new Robin Hobb is always a cause for celebration. I find her books tend to be a bit more dense and complex than your usual fantasy novel, requiring a bit more patience before the payoff is revealed, but they're always immensely satisfying.