"Waiting On" Wednesday: Touchstone by Melanie Rawn

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

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Touchstone by Melanie Rawn:

Cayden Silversun is part Elven, part Fae, part human Wizard—and all rebel. His aristocratic mother would have him follow his father to the Royal Court, to make a high society living off the scraps of kings. But Cade lives and breathes for the theater, and he’s good—very, very good. With his company, he’ll enter the highest reaches of society and power, as an honored artist—or die trying. Cade combines the talents of Merlin, Shakespeare, and John Lennon: a wholly charming character in a remarkably original fantasy world created by a mistress of the art.

Although Touchstone can stand alone, it is the first book of a brilliant, utterly engaging new fantasy series from the author of the bestselling Dragon Prince series.
 [February 28]

While I didn't care for her urban fantasy series, and felt The Diviner was very uneven, I am very much looking forward to her return to epic fantasy.


  1. I haven't heard of this book before. It sounds quite interesting! I like the cover! Hehe. Great choice! Thank you for sharing it!

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  2. I haven't heard of this one either! Cover is pretty awesome!

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  3. Hey! Is this a Middle Grade book? This is new to me.

  4. Hmm, never heard of this one! The cover certainly is intriguing though! Great pick :)

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  5. I haven't read Melanie Rawn in forever (literally 20 years or more). I like the idea of revisiting The Dragon Prince series without having to reread the whole thing.

  6. I came across this book via a "Barnes & Noble" what to look forward to in Feb., did a search in Yahoo and wind up finding a "Waiting" devoted to it. Nice find, sounds up my alley as well (not surprised to see SQT here as well).


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