Waiting On Wednesday: Blackwing by Ed McDonald

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

Blackwing by Ed McDonald
Expected publication: July 27th 2017 by Gollancz | October 3rd 2017 by Ace Books

Set on a postapocalyptic frontier, Blackwing is a gritty fantasy debut about a man’s desperate battle to survive his own dark destiny...

Hope, reason, humanity: the Misery breaks them all.

Under its cracked and wailing sky, the Misery is a vast and blighted expanse, the arcane remnant of a devastating war with the immortals known as the Deep Kings. The war ended nearly a century ago, and the enemy is kept at bay only by the existence of the Engine, a terrible weapon that protects the Misery’s border. Across the corrupted no-man’s-land teeming with twisted magic and malevolent wraiths, the Deep Kings and their armies bide their time. Watching. Waiting.

Bounty hunter Ryhalt Galharrow has breathed Misery dust for twenty bitter years. When he’s ordered to locate a masked noblewoman at a frontier outpost, he finds himself caught in the middle of an attack by the Deep Kings, one that signifies they may no longer fear the Engine. Only a formidable show of power from the very woman he is seeking, Lady Ezabeth Tanza, repels the assault.

Ezabeth is a shadow from Galharrow’s grim past, and together they stumble onto a web of conspiracy that threatens to end the fragile peace the Engine has provided. Galharrow is not ready for the truth about the blood he’s spilled or the gods he’s supposed to serve…

I was fortunate enough to nab a UK ARC of this, so I won't be waiting until October. I must say, it looks like a fantastic read, and I can't wait to get started.


  1. This is already on my TBR, it does sound good. Congrats on the UK ARC!

  2. I'm really curious about this one as well!

  3. Haha - I also nabbed a UK Arc - (but then I'm in the UK so no real kudos there!). I love the sound of this and can't wait to pick it up.
    Great choice.
    Lynn :D

  4. This one's on my list too. Post apocalyptic with a touch of horror, sounds right up my alley.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  5. Love it when you get an ARC and this does sound good though not my cup of tea. I hope you enjoy it!
    Here's my WoW


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