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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Waiting On Wednesday: Swarm and Steel by Michael R. Fletcher

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

Swarm and Steel by Michael R. Fletcher
Expected publication: August 22nd 2017 by Talos

To escape the hell she created, a woman must team up with a novice warrior and return to her homeland in this gritty epic fantasy where delusions are literally made real.

Zerfall awakens in an alley, wounded and unable to remember her past. Chased by an assassin out into the endless wastes of the desert, she is caught, disfigured, and left for dead. Her scabbard is empty, but the need for answers—and the pull of her sword—will draw her back to the city-states.

When Jateko, a naïve youth, accidentally kills a member of his own tribe, he finds himself outcast and pursued across the desert for his crimes. Crazed from dehydration, dying of thirst and hunger, he stumbles across Zerfall.

Hunted by assassins and bound by mutual need, both Zerfall and Jeteko will confront the Täuschung, an ancient and deranged religion ruled by a broken fragment of Zerfall’s mind. Swarm, the Täuschung hell, seethes with imprisoned souls, but where gods—real or imagined—meddle in the affairs of man, the cost is high.

In Swarm and Steel, the power of belief can manifest and shape reality, and for political and religious leaders, faith becomes a powerful tool. But the insane are capable of twisting reality with their delusions as well, turning increasingly dangerous as their sanity crumbles. It is here that a long prophesied evil will be born, an endless hunger. The All Consuming will rise.


Although I have yet to get around to The Mirror's Truth, I can honestly say Beyond Redemption was one of the most stunningly original fantasy epics I have ever had the pleasure of reading. The publisher is looking for blurbs by early June, so I'll be tackling this soon.

2 comments:

  1. This is a series I've been trying to read for a while, but there are just too many books. It's frustrating not being able to fit everything in. Hopefully someday soon I can kick the other books to the curb and just read this already!

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  2. I can't wait for this one either! Beyond Redemption was amazing, Mirror's Truth was just as awesome, and I just finished reading Ghosts of Tomorrow which was so good and I'm ready for even more Fletcher!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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