Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Hunger of the Gods by John Gwynne & Spear by Nicola Griffith


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 Hunger of the Gods (Bloodsworne Saga #2) by John Gwynne 
Publication: April 14th, 2022
Hardcover. 656 pages.
Pre-order: Amazon | 

"The Hunger of the Gods continues John Gwynne’s acclaimed Norse-inspired epic fantasy series, packed with myth, magic and bloody vengeance. 

Lik-Rifa, the dragon god of legend, has been freed from her eternal prison. Now she plots a new age of blood and conquest. 

As Orka continues the hunt for her missing son, the Bloodsworn sweep south in a desperate race to save one of their own – and Varg takes the first steps on the path of vengeance. 

Elvar has sworn to fulfil her blood oath and rescue a prisoner from the clutches of Lik-Rifa and her dragonborn followers, but first she must persuade the Battle-Grim to follow her. 

Yet even the might of the Bloodsworn and Battle-Grim cannot stand alone against a dragon god. 

Their hope lies within the mad writings of a chained god. A book of forbidden magic with the power to raise the wolf god Ulfrir from the dead . . . and bring about a battle that will shake the foundations of the earth."
Who else is obsessed with this cover?? I really loved The Shadow of the Gods when I read it last and have been very eagerly anticipating its sequel after that super intense ending. Can't wait to read this one!

Spear by Nicola Griffith
Publication: April 19th, 2022
Hardcover. 192 pages.
Pre-order: Amazon | 

"The girl knows she has a destiny before she even knows her name. She grows up in the wild, in a cave with her mother, but visions of a faraway lake come to her on the spring breeze, and when she hears a traveler speak of Artos, king of Caer Leon, she knows that her future lies at his court. 

And so, brimming with magic and eager to test her strength, she breaks her covenant with her mother and, with a broken hunting spear and mended armour, rides on a bony gelding to Caer Leon. On her adventures she will meet great knights and steal the hearts of beautiful women. She will fight warriors and sorcerers. And she will find her love, and the lake, and her fate."
I read Nicola Griffith's Hild back around its release and have been wanting to read more from her ever since. Spear sounds incredible and I am really looking forward to diving into this fantasy/historical fiction-esque book–Griffith's writing is stunning and I can't wait to immerse myself again. 

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


  1. Ooh, love that cover on Spear! Hope you enjoy this one!

  2. That is a wild cover! I'm assuming that's the Fenris wolf or some such but either way love it!!!

  3. I'm excited for The Hunger of the Gods too!