Can’t Wait Wednesday - The Harp of Kings by Juliet Marillier

"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 Harp of Kings by Juliet Marillier
Expected publication: September 3rd 2019 by Ace

A young woman is both a bard—and a warrior—in this thrilling historical fantasy from the author of the Sevenwaters novels.

Eighteen-year-old Liobhan is a powerful singer and an expert whistle player. Her brother has a voice to melt the hardest heart, and is a rare talent on the harp. But Liobhan's burning ambition is to join the elite warrior band on Swan Island. She and her brother train there to compete for places, and find themselves joining a mission while still candidates. Their unusual blend of skills makes them ideal for this particular job, which requires going undercover as traveling minstrels. For Swan Island trains both warriors and spies.

Their mission: to find and retrieve a precious harp, an ancient symbol of kingship, which has gone missing. If the instrument is not played at the upcoming coronation, the candidate will not be accepted and the kingdom will be thrown into disarray. Faced with plotting courtiers and tight-lipped druids, an insightful storyteller, and a boorish Crown Prince, Liobhan soon realizes an Otherworld power may be meddling in the affairs of the kingdom. When ambition clashes with conscience, Liobhan must make a bold decision—and the consequences may break her heart.

Yes, a quest for an ancient symbol of kingship, plotting courtiers, tight-lipped druids, insightful storytellers, and Otherworld powers sound interesting, but what hooked me here was the talk of ambition clashing with conscience, bold decisions, and heart-breaking consequences.


  1. I can see why you want to read this one. It does sound good. Like you, I drawn to seeing how the character deals with the class between conscious and ambition. I hope you enjoy this one. I will be on the look out for it!

  2. I am so excited for this one as well--I hope you love it!

  3. Oooh! This sounds like an interesting book! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  4. This will be my pick next week (just scheduled the post earlier this week). I love her books and am so excited for another one! I hope we both love it!!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

  5. This is one of my most anticipated releases of the year!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  6. I've heard of this author, but never read any of their books. Hope you are able to get your hands on this soon!
    Check out my Wednesday post


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