"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:
The Crown Tower by Michael Sullivan
Aug 6, 2013 (Orbit)
Two men who hate each other. One impossible mission. A legend in the making.
Hadrian Blackwater, a warrior with nothing to fight for is paired with Royce Melborn, a thieving assassin with nothing to lose. Together they must steal a treasure that no one can reach. The Crown Tower is the impregnable remains of the grandest fortress ever built and home to the realm's most prized possessions. But it isn't gold or jewels that the old wizard is after, and if he can just keep them from killing each other, just might do it.
With the first book of his Riyria Chronicles, Michael J. Sullivan begins weaving the backstory of Hadrian and Royce, the heroes of his popular Riyria Revelations. I've quite enjoyed the Revelations books so far, and while I'll likely wait to catch up on the series before diving into the Chronicles, I am sorely tempted to give this a read the moment it hits shelves.