Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Swords and Scoundrels by Julia Knight

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Swords and Scoundrels by Julia Knight
Expected publication: October 6th 2015 by Orbit

Two siblings.
Outcasts for life.... together.
What could possibly go wrong?

Vocho and Kacha are champion duelists: a brother and sister known for the finest swordplay in the city of Reyes. Or at least they used to be-until they were thrown out of the Duelist's Guild.

As a last resort, they turn reluctant highwaymen. But when they pick the wrong carriage to rob, their simple plans to win back fame and fortune go south fast.

After barely besting three armed men and a powerful magician, Vocho and Kacha make off with an immense locked chest. But the contents will bring them much more than they've bargained for when they find themselves embroiled in a dangerous plot to return an angry king to power....

Swords and Scoundrels is the first book in The Duelist's Trilogy -- a tale of death, magic, and family loyalty.


Admittedly, I don't know much about Knight, other than the fact that she seems to have built her career on period fantasy, but this sounds like a lot of fun - and I like the fact that the entire trilogy is done, ready to go, and scheduled to publish over the last 3 months of the year.

8 comments:

  1. gorgeous cover, don't like their names :)

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  2. Wicked cool cover and I do like their names.

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  3. Ooh I like that cover! Totally awesome! Hope you enjoy this one!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  4. I sort of just want to own the cover...but the premise doesn't sound too bad either. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. This was almost going to be my WoW today. Suffice to say, yeah I'm looking forward to checking it out too! :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  6. I really love stories about siblings, so I'll be adding this for sure. Thanks for the heads up!

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  7. ooooh LOVE the cover! Good choice!

    Melissa @ MommyWantsToRead

    my WOW http://mommywantstoread.blogspot.com/2015/08/waiting-on-wednesday-deaths-leash-by-jd.html

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  8. Nice pick! :) I'm looking forward to this one as well, and yes, definite plus that its completed :)

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