Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Hod King by Josiah Bancroft & Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee

Can't-Wait is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings that spotlights exciting upcoming releases that we can't wait to be released! This meme is based off of Jill @ Breaking the Spine's Waiting on Wednesday meme.

This week's upcoming book spotlight is:
The Hog King by Josiah Bancroft
 Publication Date: January 22nd, 2018
608 pages
Pre-order: Amazon | Book Depository 

The Hod King (The Books of Babel, #3)From Goodreads: 

Fearing an uprising, the Sphinx sends Senlin to investigate a plot that has taken hold in the ringdom of Pelphia. Alone in the city, Senlin infiltrates a bloody arena where hods battle for the public's entertainment. But his investigation is quickly derailed by a gruesome crime and an unexpected reunion. 

Posing as a noble lady and her handmaid, Voleta and Iren attempt to reach Marya, who is isolated by her fame. While navigating the court, Voleta attracts the unwanted attention of a powerful prince whose pursuit of her threatens their plan. 

Edith, now captain of the Sphinx's fierce flagship, joins forces with a fellow wakeman to investigate the disappearance of a beloved friend. She must decide who to trust as her desperate search brings her nearer to the Black Trail where the hods climb in darkness and whisper of the Hod King. 

As Senlin and his crew become further dragged in to the conspiracies of the Tower, everything falls to one question: Who is The Hod King?"
608 pages? That's almost two hundred pages more than either of the first two books, so I'm really excited to see what is going to be in all of that. I've been really enjoying this series, so the fact that this is out in about two months is extremely exciting.


Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee
 Rick Riordan Presents
304 pages
Pre-order: Amazon | Book Depository 

Dragon PearlFrom Goodreads: 

Rick Riordan Presents Yoon Ha Lee’s space opera about thirteen-year-old Min, who comes from a long line of fox spirits. But you’d never know it by looking at her. 

To keep the family safe, Min’s mother insists that none of them use any fox-magic, such as Charm or shape-shifting. They must appear human at all times. Min feels hemmed in by the household rules and resents the endless chores, the cousins who crowd her, and the aunties who judge her. She would like nothing more than to escape Jinju, her neglected, dust-ridden, and impoverished planet. She’s counting the days until she can follow her older brother, Jun, into the Space Forces and see more of the Thousand Worlds. 

When word arrives that Jun is suspected of leaving his post to go in search of the Dragon Pearl, Min knows that something is wrong. Jun would never desert his battle cruiser, even for a mystical object rumored to have tremendous power. She decides to run away to find him and clear his name. 

Min’s quest will have her meeting gamblers, pirates, and vengeful ghosts. It will involve deception, lies, and sabotage. She will be forced to use more fox-magic than ever before, and to rely on all of her cleverness and bravery. The outcome may not be what she had hoped, but it has the potential to exceed her wildest dreams. 

This sci-fi adventure with the underpinnings of Korean mythology will transport you to a world far beyond your imagination."
This sounds like a ride and I am here for it. I love that this is a sci-fi mixed with Korean mythology influences because that's not something that I think I've seen, and it sounds wonderful.

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



  1. Dragon Pearl sounds cool and I like the cover of the other one.

  2. Both of these sounds good. 608 pages - I need to start the series to commit myself like that. =)


  3. What a beautiful cover for dragon Pearl! And I agree- the Korean mythology background sounds awesome!

  4. Both of these sound good. I'm behind with Bancroft's series and I still need to read book 2, but I've already been hearing great things about The Hod King😁