Can’t Wait Wednesday - The Gossamer Mage Julie E. Czerneda (@julieczerneda)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, originally hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Since Jill is no longer hosting it, I'm joining Can’t Wait Wednesday movement over at Wishful Endings.

The Gossamer Mage Julie E. Czerneda
Expected publication: August 6, 2019 by Daw

From an Aurora Award-winning author comes a new fantasy epic in which one mage must stand against a Deathless Goddess who controls all magic.

Only in Tananen do people worship a single deity: the Deathless Goddess. Only in this small, forbidden realm are there those haunted by words of no language known to woman or man. The words are Her Gift, and they summon magic.

Mage scribes learn to write Her words as intentions: spells to make beasts or plants, designed to any purpose. If an intention is flawed, what the mage creates is a gossamer: a magical creature as wild and free as it is costly for the mage.

For Her Gift comes at a steep price. Each successful intention ages a mage until they dare no more. But her magic demands to be used; the Deathless Goddess will take her fee, and mages will die.

To end this terrible toll, the greatest mage in Tananen vows to find and destroy Her. He has yet to learn She is all that protects Tananen from what waits outside. And all that keeps magic alive.

Yes, I know August is a very long time away, but with the cover reveal yesterday, this seemed like a good time to showcase this. Plus, it's new fantasy from Julie E. Czerneda! That deserves to be celebrated.


  1. I saw this cover reveal as well and I'm all over this book! Great choice.

  2. If the cover and author alone didn't have me wanting to read this one, the synopsis would for sure. Anything having to do with magic is a draw for me. I hope you love this one. Have a great week!

  3. This one's new to me, though I've always wanted to try more Czerneda!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum


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