Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday: A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians by H.G. Parry & The Angel of Crows by Katherine Addison

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 spotlights are: 

A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians
A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians by H.G. Parry
Publication: June 23rd, 2020
Hardcover. 544 pages.

"A sweeping tale of revolution and wonder in a world not quite like our own, A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians is a genre-defying story of magic, war, and the struggle for freedom in the early modern world. 

It is the Age of Enlightenment -- of new and magical political movements, from the necromancer Robespierre calling for revolution in France to the weather mage Toussaint L'Ouverture leading the slaves of Haiti in their fight for freedom, to the bold new Prime Minister William Pitt weighing the legalization of magic amongst commoners in Britain and abolition throughout its colonies overseas. 

But amidst all of the upheaval of the early modern world, there is an unknown force inciting all of human civilization into violent conflict. And it will require the combined efforts of revolutionaries, magicians, and abolitionists to unmask this hidden enemy before the whole world falls to darkness and chaos."
This has been one of my most anticipated 2020 releases! I loved Parry's The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep, which came out last year, and ever since I've been so eagerly awaiting what she'd be writing next. A Declaration of the rights of Magicians sounds like such an interesting and exciting premise and I really can't wait to dive in and explore! I'm fortunate to have an ARC of this one already, so it's coming up soon to be read. :)

The Angel of the Crows
The Angel of Crows by Katherine Addison
Publication: June 23rd, 2020
Tor Books
Hardcover. 448 pages.

"This is not the story you think it is. These are not the characters you think they are. This is not the book you are expecting. 

In an alternate 1880s London, angels inhabit every public building, and vampires and werewolves walk the streets with human beings under a well-regulated truce. A fantastic utopia, except for a few things: Angels can Fall, and that Fall is like a nuclear bomb in both the physical and metaphysical worlds. And human beings remain human, with all their kindness and greed and passions and murderous intent. 

Jack the Ripper stalks the streets of this London too. But this London has an Angel. The Angel of the Crows."
I'm always excited about alternate Londons! This Angel concept sounds really interesting and I don't think I've ever read something quite like it, so I'm excited to check it out. Addison is also a fantastic author and I'm so happy that she has another book coming out.

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


  1. I'm excited for both of these, and I have ARCs as well. And both are new authors for me!

  2. I need both of these. Thanks for enabling me - like I need help :)

  3. Both the covers are just beautiful!! They're both new to me, thanks for sharing them!
    Priyanka @ A Booklion's Hideaway

  4. These both sound really and not that long of a wait either. Enjoy.

    My CWW

  5. You always showcase books with the best covers!