Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to let readers share their excitement for books coming out soon, and the novel I’m eagerly awaiting is the follow-up to City of Stairs.


city of blades
City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett.

Genre: Fantasy

Series: The Divine Cities #2

Publisher: Broadway Books (January 26, 2016)

Author Information: Website | Twitter

Length: 464 pages

The city of Voortyashtan was once the domain of the goddess of death, war, and destruction, but now it’s little more than a ruin. General Turyin Mulaghesh is called out of retirement and sent to this hellish place to try to find a Saypuri secret agent who’s gone missing in the middle of a mission, but the city of war offers countless threats: not only have the ghosts of her own past battles followed her here, but she soon finds herself wondering what happened to all the souls that were trapped in the afterlife when the Divinities vanished. Do the dead sleep soundly in the land of death? Or do they have plans of their own?

Praise for the novel.

“Astonishingly good… a deep, powerful novel that’s worth reading and rereading.”Publishers Weekly (starred)

“Building beautifully upon the richly detailed world introduced in the first book of the series, Bennett serves a stew of fantasy and adventure with a healthy dose of humor and a ladle full of violence.”–Library Journal(starred)

“Richly detailed and expertly plotted. A grand entertainment.”—Kirkus

“Like the very best speculative fiction, City of Blades immerses readers in a made-up world, only to force us to take a harder look at the real one.”–Booklist

Purchase the book at Amazon.

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  1. I won a copy of this! Still have to read Stairs – but I think I should be able to fit both of them in before Blade’s release! (Once this holiday stuff finally passes)


  2. Yes! Definitely looking forward to this one.


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