Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Pariah by Anthony Ryan & Light Chaser by Peter F. Hamilton, Gareth L. Powell

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: 

The Pariah by Anthony Ryan
Publication: August 24th, 2021
Paperback. 608 pages.
Pre-order: Amazon | IndieBound

"Born into the troubled kingdom of Albermaine, Alwyn Scribe is raised as an outlaw. Quick of wit and deft with a blade, Alwyn is content with the freedom of the woods and the comradeship of his fellow thieves. But an act of betrayal sets him on a new path - one of blood and vengeance, which eventually leads him to a soldier's life in the king's army. 

Fighting under the command of Lady Evadine Courlain, a noblewoman beset by visions of a demonic apocalypse, Alwyn must survive war and the deadly intrigues of the nobility if he hopes to claim his vengeance. But as dark forces, both human and arcane, gather to oppose Evadine's rise, Alwyn faces a choice: can he be a warrior, or will he always be an outlaw?"
I've technically already finished an ARC of this one, but I really enjoyed it and am so excited to see the final copy! I also like how this cover has some classic fantasy elements, but it's put together in a more unique manner.


Light Chaser by Peter F. Hamilton, Gareth L. Powell
Publication: August 24th, 2021
Paperback. 176 pages.
Pre-order: Amazon | IndieBound

"In Peter F. Hamilton and Gareth L. Powell's action-packed sci-fi adventure Light Chaser, a love powerful enough to transcend death can bring down an entire empire. 

Amahle is a Light Chaser - one of a number of explorers, who travel the universe alone (except for their onboard AI), trading trinkets for life stories. 

But when she listens to the stories sent down through the ages she hears the same voice talking directly to her from different times and on different worlds. She comes to understand that something terrible is happening, and only she is in a position to do anything about it. 

And it will cost everything to put it right."
I've never read anything from Peter F. Hamilton before, but I'm always down for a new space book. I love the concept of trading for life stories, so I'm especially curious to see how this concept works everything together. 

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


  1. I love sci-fi books, and space ones in particular, so Light Chaser really intrigues me!

  2. I've never read Anthony Ryan but I'm very curious. Looking forward to your review of The Pariah😁

  3. Sci-fi is not a genre that I would normally read, but I recently read Come to Me by Jody Hedlund and it was amazing! I hope you enjoy these when you get a chance to read them. Here is my link for this week:

  4. Light Chaser has me curious now- I've been wanting to read some SF!