Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday - Kristen Britain & Elizabeth Haydon

"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:

Mirror Sight by Kristen Britain
Hardcover, 784 pages
Expected publication: May 6th, 2014 by DAW Hardcover

Karigan G’ladheon is a Green Rider—a seasoned member of the elite messenger corps of King Zachary of Sacoridia. King Zachary sends Karigan and a contingent of Sacoridians beyond the edges of his nation, into the mysterious Blackveil Forest, which has been tainted with dark magic by a twisted immortal spirit named Mornhavon the Black.

At the end of Blackveil, in a magical confrontation against Mornhavon, Karigan is jolted out of Blackveil Forest and wakes in darkness. She’s lying on smooth, cold stone, but as she reaches out, she realizes that the stone is not just beneath her, but above and around her as well. She’s landed in a sealed stone sarcophagus, some unknown tomb, and the air is becoming thin.

Is this to be her end? If she escapes, where will she find herself? Is she still in the world she remembers, or has the magical explosion transported her somewhere completely different? To find out, she must first win free of her prison— before it becomes her grave. And should she succeed, will she be walking straight into a trap created by Mornhavon himself?

Mirror Sight is the highly-anticipated fifth installment of the Green Rider series.


The Merchant Emperor by Elizabeth Haydon
Hardcover, 432 pages
Expected publication: June 3rd, 2014 by Tor Books

The long awaited seventh book in Elizabeth Haydon’s critically-acclaimed epic fantasy series, the Symphony of Ages.

The war that they had feared is now upon them. Ashe and Rhapsody, leaders of the Cymrian Alliance, are gathering their allies to combat the machinations of Talquist, who will soon be crowned emperor of Sorbold. Gwydion Navarne remains by Ashe’s side. Anborn, Lord Marshal, has taken to the field. And Rhapsody has been forced into hiding to protect the life of her infant son.

The Merchant Emperor of Sorbold has unintentionally allied himself with a pair of demons and has begun targeting the dragons that remain on the Middle Continent. Talquist will stop at nothing until the Cymrians are wiped out and the entire continent and the rest of the Known World is under his rule.

Assailed by danger from all sides, surrounded by lies and intrigue, Rhapsody is left with one undeniable truth: if their forces are to prevail, she must join the war herself, wielding the Daystar Clarion, an ancient weapon whose power is nearly unparalleled. As she struggles to reconcile her duties as a mother and ruler, a danger far more devastating than Talquist is stirring beneath the surface of the land itself.

In The Merchant Emperor, beloved characters are forced to make soul shattering sacrifices. Bestselling author Elizabeth Haydon has delivered a breathtaking seventh installment to the Symphony of Ages.


These are two of those fantasy sagas in which I am woefully far behind in my reading, but still excited to see new installments hit the shelves. In fact, I just assumed both sagas has reached their conclusion, so seeing new titles emerging was quite a pleasant surprise. Not sure which I'll catch up with first, but both are back on the must-read-soon list again.

7 comments:

  1. Those are totally new to me! Sound like epic reads!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  2. Welp, no help to me this week. Both are series continuations of authors I have never tried. Something intimidation about a seven book series aint there?

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    1. Yeah, there is definitely some intimidation there. It's not so bad when you know a series is done, but it's a tough investment in an ongoing series. Having said that, I've read the first 2 books in both series, and quite enjoyed them, so I'll catch up eventually.

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  3. both sound epic and interesting enough for me

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  4. Both are series I have not read. Just too many books and not enough time. Thanks for visiting.

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  5. The Merchant Emperor caught my eye when I was browsing the publisher catalog but then I looked it up on goodreads and it was the 7th of a series! At this point I know even if I start book 1 now I will never catch up. I seem to be saying that a lot lately, it just shows before I started book blogging how many great series I was totally unaware of.

    ~Mogsy

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  6. Getting stuck in with gripping story can lead to the early hours of the morning, its always hard putting an epic read down.

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