Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Miranda and Caliban by Jacqueline Carey

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:

Miranda and Caliban by Jacqueline Carey
Publication Date: February 14th, 2017
Tor Books
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From Goodreads:

Miranda and Caliban
In William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, the action of the entire play unfolds over the course of a single day. But what happened on the island in the twelve years leading up to that day? Why does the magician Prospero keep his daughter Miranda ignorant of her history? Why does he take the supposedly monstrous Caliban under his wing? 

Miranda is a lonely child. For as long as she can remember, she and her father have lived in isolation in the abandoned Moorish palace. There are chickens and goats, and a terrible wailing spirit trapped in a pine tree, but the elusive wild boy who spies on her from the crumbling walls and leaves gifts on their doorstep is the isle’s only other human inhabitant. There are other memories, too: vague, dream-like memories of another time and another place. 

There are questions that Miranda dare not ask her stern and controlling father, who guards his secrets with zealous care: Who am I? Where did I come from? 

The wild boy Caliban is a lonely child, too; an orphan left to fend for himself at an early age, all language lost to him. When Caliban is summoned and bound into captivity by Miranda’s father as part of a grand experiment, he rages against his confinement; and yet he hungers for kindness and love. This darkly re-imagined vision of Shakespeare’s beloved tale is told in their voices and is rife with issues of power and control, innocence and sexuality. Lovers of the fantastic, the classic, and beautiful writing will fall in love with Carey’s imaginative retelling.

I fell in love with Carey's writing this year while reading Kushiel's Dart, and I am really interested to see what she does with Miranda and Caliban! I recently read Margaret Atwood's Hag-Seed as well, which put me even more in the mood to read more about Shakespeare's "The Tempest."

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


  1. I've never heard of this book or author, so thanks for bringing it to my attention! Great WoW pick! Hope you enjoy this book ^_^

    Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles

  2. I really like the sound of this one. And now that you've mentioned it, I really need to read Hag-Seed as well.

    1. Ooh, definitely! It was a really interesting take on The Tempest. :)