Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday: The Traitor God by Cameron Johnston & A Thousand Beginnings and Endings edited by Ellen Oh & Elsie Chapman

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 Traitor God by Cameron
Publication Date: June 5th, 2018
Angry Robot
432 pages
Pre-order: Amazon Book Depository 
From Goodreads:

"A city threatened by unimaginable horrors must trust their most hated outcast, or lose everything, in this crushing epic fantasy debut. 

After ten years on the run, dodging daemons and debt, reviled magician Edrin Walker returns home to avenge the brutal murder of his friend. Lynas had uncovered a terrible secret, something that threatened to devour the entire city. He tried to warn the Arcanum, the sorcerers who rule the city. He failed. Lynas was skinned alive and Walker felt every cut. Now nothing will stop him from finding the murderer. Magi, mortals, daemons, and even the gods - Walker will burn them all if he has to. After all, it wouldn't be the first time he's killed a god..."

Another new fantasy debut--I just can't seem to get enough of them, it seems. I'm particularly intrigued by the premise of this one and how dark it has the potential to be, plus I noticed a positive review for it from the incredible Anna Smith Spark, so.. I'm sold!

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings, edited by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman
Featuring stories by: Melissa de la Cruz, Julie Kagwa, Roshani Chokshi, Aliette de Bodar, Cindy Pon, Alyssa Wong, Rahul Kanakia, Shveta Thakrar, and more
Publication Date: June 26th, 2018
Greenwillow Books
336 pages
Pre-order: Amazon Book Depository 
From Goodreads:

"Star-crossed lovers, meddling immortals, feigned identities, battles of wits, and dire warnings. These are the stuff of fairy tale, myth, and folklore that have drawn us in for centuries. 

Fifteen bestselling and acclaimed authors reimagine the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia in short stories that are by turcs enchanting, heartbreaking, romantic, and passionate. 

Compiled by We Need Diverse Books’s Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman, the authors included in this exquisite collection are: Renee Ahdieh, Sona Charaipotra, Preeti Chhibber, Roshani Chokshi, Aliette de Bodard, Melissa de la Cruz, Julie Kagawa, Rahul Kanakia, Lori M. Lee, E. C. Myers, Cindy Pon, Aisha Saeed, Shveta Thakrar, and Alyssa Wong. 

A mountain loses her heart. Two sisters transform into birds to escape captivity. A young man learns the true meaning of sacrifice. A young woman takes up her mother’s mantle and leads the dead to their final resting place. From fantasy to science fiction to contemporary, from romance to tales of revenge, these stories will beguile readers from start to finish. For fans of Neil Gaiman’s Unnatural Creatures and Ameriie’s New York Times–bestselling Because You Love to Hate Me."

Does this not sound like it's going to be a fantastic collection of stories? I am so excited to read this because I love Asian myths and folklore and I really don't see too many stories based on them. I can't wait to have an opportunity to read this one!

What do you think about these upcoming releases? What are your anticipated upcoming releases?

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  1. I'm not usually a huge fan of short story collections, but this one sounds good! I like fairy tales and this is a different sort from what I'm used to seeing.

    1. Same here! I'm super picky with short stories, but this one sounds promising.

  2. These are both great choices! I just love the cover for A Thousand Beginnings and Endings😊

  3. These both sound pretty good. I love all the fantasy stuff coming out...