I Can't Wait for... Scorpica by G.R. Macallister

Fantasy Books Coming Soon!

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 a sweeping fantasy with Robin Hobb comparisons about a matriarchal society being torn apart by a decade in which girls have stopped being born...

Author: G.R. Macallister
Publisher: Gallery / Saga Press
Publication Date: February 2, 2022
Genres: Epic Fantasy

Five hundred years of peace between queendoms shatters when girls inexplicably stop being born. As the Drought of Girls stretches across a generation, it sets off a cascade of political and personal consequences across all five queendoms of the known world, throwing long-standing alliances into disarray as each queendom begins to turn on each other—and new threats to each nation rise from within.

Uniting the stories of women from across the queendoms, this propulsive, gripping epic fantasy follows a warrior queen who must rise from childbirth bed to fight for her life and her throne, a healer in hiding desperate to protect the secret of her daughter’s explosive power, a queen whose desperation to retain control leads her to risk using the darkest magic, a near-immortal sorcerer demigod powerful enough to remake the world for her own ends—and the generation of lastborn girls, the ones born just before the Drought, who must bear the hopes and traditions of their nations if the queendoms are to survive.


  1. This sounds epic, and it's new to me too! Great choice😁

  2. Oh interesting!! I would love to hear your thoughts on this one if you're able to fit it in eventually. :D

  3. First time I've heard of this, but the synopsis is intriguing!


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