"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
A Demon Cycle Novella
Peter V. Brett
Humanity has been brought to the brink of extinction. Each night, the world is overrun by demons — bloodthirsty creatures of nightmare that have been hunting the surface for over 300 years. A scant few hamlets and half-starved city-states are all that remain of a once proud civilization, and it is only by hiding behind wards, ancient symbols with the power to repel the demons, that they survive. A handful of Messengers brave the night to keep the lines of communication open between the increasingly isolated populace.
Briar Damaj is a boy of six in the small village of Bogton. Half Krasian, the village children call him Mudboy for his dark skin. When tragedy strikes, Briar decides the town is better off without him, fleeing into the bog with nothing but his wits and a bit of herb lore to protect him.
After twenty years, Ragen Messenger has agreed to retire and pass on his route to his protégé, Arlen Bales. But for all that he’s earned the rest, he has no idea what to do with the rest of his life. When he learns Briar, the son of an old friend, is missing, Ragen is willing to risk any danger to bring him safely home.
Another Demon Cycle novella? Yes, please! And once again illustrated by Lauren K. Cannon? Yes, please! I'm a big fan of Peter V. Brett's Demon Cycle series, and the world he's created, so I'll be excited about any story set in that world, no matter if it's about one of the main characters, one of the secondary characters, or just new characters. And Messenger's Legacy sounds amazing, and just the thing to wet my appetite before the 4th book The Skull Throne comes out next year. I mean, seriously. Have you read the preview of the 1st chapter of The Skull Throne on Peat's blog? I just about died, and it's so epic! (By the way, reading the preview of The Skull Throne if you haven't read The Daylight War isn't recommended. Big spoilers.) Anyway, I'm excited about this story, because I know it will be a good one. I wonder if there'll be some new corelings. Ok, I'll stop musing... And if you haven't started the series, I highly recommend it!
What are you waiting for this week?
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