Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Crossroads of Canopy by Thoraiya Dyer

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights exciting upcoming releases that we can't wait to be released!

This week's upcoming book spotlight is:

Crossroads of Canopy by Thoraiya Dyer
Publication Date: January 31st, 2017
Little, Brown Books
Amazon Book Depository | Barnes & Noble

From Goodreads:

Crossroads of Canopy (Titan's Forest, #1)
At the highest level of a giant forest, thirteen kingdoms fit seamlessly together to form the great city of Canopy. Thirteen goddesses and gods rule this realm and are continuously reincarnated into human bodies. Canopy’s position in the sun, however, is not without its dark side. The nation’s opulence comes from the labor of slaves, and below its fruitful boughs are two other realms: Understorey and Floor, whose deprived citizens yearn for Canopy’s splendor.

Unar, a determined but destitute young woman, escapes her parents’ plot to sell her into slavery by being selected to serve in the Garden under the goddess Audblayin, ruler of growth and fertility. As a Gardener, she yearns to become Audblayin’s next Bodyguard while also growing sympathetic towards Canopy's slaves.

When Audblayin dies, Unar sees her opportunity for glory – at the risk of descending into the unknown dangers of Understorey to look for a newborn god. In its depths, she discovers new forms of magic, lost family connections, and murmurs of a revolution that could cost Unar her chance…or grant it by destroying the home she loves.

I think what attracts me to this book is both the fact that I've never heard of Thoraiya Dyer and also that the summary describes an incredibly intricate and unique-sounding plot. I am really intrigued by the sound of this one.

What do you think about this upcoming release? What are your anticipated upcoming releases?

1 comment:

  1. This blurb makes the book sound amazing! I will definitely add it to my TBR. Love books with great world-building and this canopy thing is quite cool. Thanks for the heads up! ♥