I Can't Wait for... We Ride the Storm by Devin Madson

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted over at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about and have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released, but not necessarily. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, which was originally hosted at Breaking the Spine.

My pick for this week is an epic fantasy about a warrior, an assassin, and a princess who must ride the storm of burgeoning war . . . or drown in its blood.

Title: We Ride the Storm

Author: Devin Madson

Publisher: Orbit

Publication Date: June 23, 2020

Genres: Epic Fantasy

Shelves: Female-fronted

In the midst of a burgeoning war, a warrior, an assassin, and a princess chase their own ambitions -- no matter the cost -- in Devin Madson's visceral, emotionally charged debut fantasy novel.

War built the Kisian Empire. War will tear it down.

Seventeen years after rebels stormed the streets, factions divide Kisia. Only the firm hand of the god-emperor holds the empire together. But when a shocking betrayal destroys a tense alliance with neighboring Chiltae, all that has been won comes crashing down.

In Kisia, Princess Miko Ts'ai is a prisoner in her own castle. She dreams of claiming her empire, but the path to power could rip it, and her family, asunder.

In Chiltae, assassin Cassandra Marius is plagued by the voices of the dead. Desperate, she accepts a contract that promises to reward her with a cure if she helps an empire fall.

And on the border between nations, Captain Rah e'Torin and his warriors are exiles forced to fight in a foreign war or die.

As an empire dies, three warriors will rise. They will have to ride the storm or drown in its blood.


  1. This sounds kinda intense and really good! Enjoy.

    My CWW

  2. I've heard amazing things about this, and it's probably even better now that Orbit got a hold of it๐Ÿ˜

  3. Barb @ Booker T's FarmApril 22, 2020 at 9:32 AM

    This has such an appealing cover for me. I don't know that I'll read it but I do love looking at it.

  4. I'm excited to check this one out, especially given what I've heard about it from SPFBO!


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