Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday: The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton

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:
The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton
Publication Date: March 27th, 2018
Tor Books
576 pages
Pre-order: Amazon Book Depository 
From Goodreads:

"A kingdom at risk, a crown divided, a family drenched in blood.

The erratic decisions of a prophecy-obsessed king have drained Innis Lear of its wild magic, leaving behind a trail of barren crops and despondent subjects. Enemy nations circle the once-bountiful isle, sensing its growing vulnerability, hungry to control the ideal port for all trade routes. 

The king's three daughters—battle-hungry Gaela, master manipulator Reagan, and restrained, starblessed Elia—know the realm's only chance of resurrection is to crown a new sovereign, proving a strong hand can resurrect magic and defend itself. But their father will not choose an heir until the longest night of the year, when prophecies align and a poison ritual can be enacted.

Refusing to leave their future in the hands of blind faith, the daughters of Innis Lear prepare for war—but regardless of who wins the crown, the shores of Innis will weep the blood of a house divided."

I'm actually reading a short sample of this book right now and I'm certainly intrigued!
I really like how the dynamics sound and just the overall setup of this plot. It has familiar elements, but it seems as though it will be done in a unique way, and I can't wait to read the entire book! From my sample, Gratton sounds like she a very lyrical and intense prose that I hope to read more of soon.
I also believe that this is supposed to be a somewhat "King Lear"-inspired tale, but I've yet to read "King Lear" (I know, I know), so I'm not sure I'll quite appreciate that aspect of it.

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

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1 comment:

  1. It sounds so promising! And I love how the sisters are not described as sweet, gentle and caring but proper badass! :)