Waiting on Wednesday is a meme I’ve participated in for years which lets readers share their excitement for books coming out soon, and for those who are frequent visitors here, I think this week’s pick will be a little surprising until you recall that, though I had lots of problems with book one of this series, I did enjoy certain aspects of it.  Plus, you know I’m a huge optimist when it comes to books.  Anyway, the novel I’m eagerly awaiting is . . .

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time of dreadA Time of Dread by John Gwynne

Genre: Fantasy

Series: Of Blood and Bone #1

Publisher: Orbit (February 20, 2018)

Author Information: Website|Twitter 

Length: 480 pages

The Ben-Elim, a race of warrior angels, once vanquished a mighty demon horde. Now they rule the Banished lands. But their dominion is brutally enforced and their ancient enemy may not be as crushed as they thought.

In the snowbound north, Drem, a trapper, finds mutilated corpses in the forests – a sign of demonic black magic.

In the south, Riv, a young, tempestuous soldier, discovers a deadly rift within the Ben-Elim themselves.

Two individuals with two world-changing secrets. But where will they lead? And what role will Drem and Riv play in the Banished Land’s fate? Difficult choices need to be made.

In the shadows, dark forces are gathering, waiting for their time to rise. . .

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  1. @lynnsbooks says:

    I loved this book. My first experience of John Gwynne but certainly not my last.
    Lynn 😀

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  2. Bookstooge says:

    Is this a sequel series? This is book 1 but you mention having problems with Book 1?


  3. Bob Milne says:

    I’ve been hesitant to grab an ARC of this, not having read Gwynne before, but I’m definitely intrigued.

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  4. 480 pages? Seems a little short for John 😉

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  5. Very, very intriguing…. 🙂

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  6. I’m really looking forward to this too. I’ve always regretted not reading this other series, and this looks to be the perfect place to start reading the author.

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