Waiting On Wednesday, where we put the spotlight on upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating, is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.
This week's choice is -
Sword - Amy Bai ISBN - 9781936460618 Publisher - Candlemark & Gleam Expected release date - February 10 2015 Find - Goodreads
Sword shall guide the hands of men . . .
over a thousand years the kingdom of Lardan has been at peace: isolated
from the world, safe from the wars of its neighbors, slowly forgetting
the wild and deadly magic of its origins. Now the deepest truths of the
past and the darkest predictions for the future survive only in the
verses of nursery rhymes.
For over a thousand years, some of Lardan's fractious provinces have been biding their time.
Corwynall is the daughter of the Lord General, a child of one of the
royal Houses, and the court's only sword-wielding girl. She has known
for all of her sixteen years what the future holds for her - politics and
duty, the management of a House, and protecting her best friend, the
princess and presumed heir to the throne. But one day an old nursery
rhyme begins to come true, an ancient magic wakes, and the future
changes for everyone. In the space of a single night her entire life
unravels into violence and chaos. Now Kyali must find a way to master
the magic her people have left behind, or watch her world - and her
closest friends - fall to a war older than the kingdom itself.
I will be honest and say it's the cover of Sword that made me want to pick it up initially. The fact that's it's fantasy and about a sword-wielding girl make it even better but I can't find any info about where it will be available :(