Can’t Wait Wednesday - Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett (@JoFletcherBooks)

"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.

Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett
Expected publication: August 23rd 2018 by Jo Fletcher Books 

In a city that runs on industrialized magic, a secret war will be fought to overwrite reality itself--the first in a dazzling new series from City of Stairs author Robert Jackson Bennett.

Sancia Grado is a thief, and a damn good one. And her latest target, a heavily guarded warehouse on Tevanne’s docks, is nothing her unique abilities can’t handle.

But unbeknownst to her, Sancia’s been sent to steal an artifact of unimaginable power, an object that could revolutionize the magical technology known as scriving. The Merchant Houses who control this magic--the art of using coded commands to imbue everyday objects with sentience--have already used it to transform Tevanne into a vast, remorseless capitalist machine. But if they can unlock the artifact’s secrets, they will rewrite the world itself to suit their aims.

Now someone in those Houses wants Sancia dead, and the artifact for themselves. And in the city of Tevanne, there’s nobody with the power to stop them.

To have a chance at surviving—and at stopping the deadly transformation that’s under way—Sancia will have to marshal unlikely allies, learn to harness the artifact’s power for herself, and undergo her own transformation, one that will turn her into something she could never have imagined.

Were it any other author, I might be concerned about the ability to pull off a tale like this. Coming from the man who blew me away with The Divine Cities . . . well, I'm eager to give it a read.


  1. I'm so excited to start this, my copy is literally staring me in the face accusingly!

  2. This sounds amazing! I love the steampunk dystopian vibe going on! I will definitely have to check it out! Happy Reading!
    My WOW:

  3. Sounds like a great book. I have to add this one to my TRB list!

    Mary my CWW!

  4. I've heard some positive things about this one already. I hope you love it!

  5. Oh heck yes, I'm pumped to dive into this one. Soon!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum


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