Feb 9, 2011

"Waiting On" Wednesday #42: The Wise Man's Fear, Demonglass & The Iron Thorn!




"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Wise Man's Fear
(Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2)
by
Patrick Rothfuss
 
Publication date:
March 1, 2011
 
 
Yay, finally the sequel of The Name of the Wind will be out. You can read the summary if you haven't read The Name of the Wind, it won't spoil the story. 
 
 
Day Two: The Wise Man's Fear.

"There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man."

An escalating rivalry with a powerful member of the nobility forces Kvothe to leave the University and seek his fortune abroad. Adrift, penniless, and alone, he travels to Vintas, where he quickly becomes entangled in the politics of courtly society. While attempting to curry favor with a powerful noble, Kvothe discovers an assassination attempt, comes into conflict with a rival arcanist, and leads a group of mercenaries into the wild, in an attempt to solve the mystery of who (or what) is waylaying travelers on the King's road.
All the while, Kvothe searches for answers, attempting to uncover the truth about the mysterious Amyr, the Chandrian, and the death of his parents. Along the way, Kvothe is put on trial by the legendary Adem mercenaries, forced to reclaim the honor of the Edema Ruh, and travels into the Fae realm. There he meets Felurian, the faerie woman no man can resist, and who no man has ever survived. Under her tutelage, Kvothe learns much about true magic and the ways of women.
 
In The Wise Man's Fear Kvothe takes his first steps on the path of the hero and learns how difficult life can be when a man becomes a legend in his own time.
 
 
 
Demonglass
(Hex Hall, Book 2)
by
Rachel Hawkins
 
Publication date:
February 22, 2011

 
I can't wait for this one, too! Don't read the summary if you haven't read Hex Hall, because it has big spoilers for it in the summary below! 
 
 
Sophie Mercer thought she was a witch.
That was the whole reason she was sent to Hex Hall, a reform school for delinquent Prodigium (aka witches, shapeshifters, and fairies). But that was before she discovered the family secret, and that her hot crush, Archer Cross, is an agent for The Eye, a group bent on wiping Prodigium off the face of the earth.
Turns out, Sophie's a demon, one of only two in the world - the other being her father. What's worse, she has powers that threaten the lives of everyone she loves. Which is precisely why Sophie decides she must go to London for the Removal, a dangerous procedure that will destroy her powers.
But once Sophie arrives she makes a shocking discovery. Her new friends? They're demons too. Meaning someone is raising them in secret with creepy plans to use their powers, and probably not for good. Meanwhile, The Eye is set on hunting Sophie down, and they're using Archer to do it. But it's not like she has feelings for him anymore. Does she?
 
 
 
The Iron Thorn
(Iron Codex, Book 1)
by
Caitlin Kittredge 
Publication date:
February 22, 2011
 
 
In the city of Lovecraft, the Proctors rule and a great Engine turns below the streets, grinding any resistance to their order to dust. The necrovirus is blamed for Lovecraft's epidemic of madness, for the strange and eldritch creatures that roam the streets after dark, and for everything that the city leaders deem Heretical - born of the belief in magic and witchcraft. And for Aoife Grayson, her time is growing shorter by the day.
Aoife Grayson's family is unique, in the worst way - every one of them, including her mother and her elder brother Conrad, has gone mad on their 16th birthday. And now, a ward of the state, and one of the only female students at the School of Engines, she is trying to pretend that her fate can be different.

3 comments:

  1. here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/02/waiting-on-wednesday_09.html

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  2. OMG nice picks and love the covers :D and Congratulations! You won the Stylish Blogger Award on my blog! Check it out - http://iliveforreading.blogspot.com/2011/02/confessions-of-readaholic-stylish.html

    Rabiah @ Confessions of a Readaholic

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