Can’t Wait Wednesday - The War in the Dark by Nick Setchfield (@NickSetchfield)

"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.

The War in the Dark by Nick Setchfield
Expected publication: July 17th 2018 by Titan Books

A genre-defying page turner that fuses thriller and speculative fiction with dark fantasy in a hidden world in the heart of Cold War Europe.

Europe. 1963. And the true Cold War is fought on the borders of this world, at the edges of the light.

When the assassination of a traitor trading with the enemy goes terribly wrong, British Intelligence agent Christopher Winter must flee London. In a tense alliance with a lethal, mysterious woman named Karina Lazarova, he's caught in a quest for hidden knowledge from centuries before, an occult secret written in a language of fire. A secret that will give supremacy to the nation that possesses it.

Racing against the Russians, the chase takes them from the demon-haunted Hungarian border to treasure-laden tunnels beneath Berlin, from an impossible house in Vienna to a bomb-blasted ruin in Bavaria where something unholy waits, born of the power of white fire and black glass . . .

It's a world of treachery, blood and magic. A world at war in the dark.

This was pitched to me as "a dazzling, genre-defying debut that fuses together thriller and speculative fantasy with historical fiction to create a page-turning adventure that reads like Neil Gaiman creating Indiana Jones." Enough said. Get reading!


  1. What a fantastic cover!!! Love the sounds of it too.

  2. I do love the cover, too! Good blend of dark fantasy and historical fiction! :) Hope you get to read it.

    Here is my Can't Wait Wednesday feature!

    Happy Hump Day!

    Luv Sassy x

  3. I was recently pitched this one too, and I agree, it does sound really good...

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  4. What a great cover! I love the way it has been done.

  5. For some reason, this book looks like it belongs in the VE Schwabe series. Sounds good though.


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