Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Waiting On Wednesday #160 - Miranda & Caliban

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 -


Miranda And Caliban - Jacqueline Carey
ISBN - 9780765386793
Publisher - Tor Books
Release date - February 14 2017

In William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, the action of the entire play unfolds over the course of a single day. But what happened on the island in the twelve years leading up to that day? Why does the magician Prospero keep his daughter Miranda ignorant of her history? Why does he take the supposedly monstrous Caliban under his wing?

Miranda is a lonely child. For as long as she can remember, she and her father have lived in isolation in the abandoned Moorish palace. There are chickens and goats, and a terrible wailing spirit trapped in a pine tree, but the elusive wild boy who spies on her from the crumbling walls and leaves gifts on their doorstep is the isle’s only other human inhabitant. There are other memories, too: vague, dream-like memories of another time and another place. There are questions that Miranda dare not ask her stern and controlling father, who guards his secrets with zealous care: Who am I? Where did I come from? The wild boy Caliban is a lonely child, too; an orphan left to fend for himself at an early age, all language lost to him. When Caliban is summoned and bound into captivity by Miranda’s father as part of a grand experiment, he rages against his confinement; and yet he hungers for kindness and love. This darkly re-imagined vision of Shakespeare’s beloved tale is told in their voices and is rife with issues of power and control, innocence and sexuality. Lovers of the fantastic, the classic, and beautiful writing will fall in love with Carey’s imaginative retelling.


New Jacqueline Carey! And a Tempest retelling at that! I cannot wait, I absolutely love Carey's writing especially in her Kushiel series so this should be a positive feast. Out on February 14 2017 it will be a nice Valentine present to myself!

7 comments:

  1. This one looks and sounds really interesting. May not be something I would normally pick up, but it might be a nice choice for reading out of my comfort zone. Thanks for sharing it!

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  2. I love The Tempest! This sounds really good, thanks for sharing

    my WoW

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  3. This sounds intriguing. A Shakespeare pre story is worth checking out. Enjoy!

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  4. Sounds like an interesting book. Thanks so much for spotlighting it today!


    Happy Reading! <a href="http://paulettespapers.com/?p=10740”>Dani @ Paulette’s Papers</a>

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  5. Been seeing this one on a lot of WoWs today! Can't wait, I'll read anything she writes!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  6. I'm so excited about this too! Everything about it is gorgeous, the cover, the story idea, everything. Great choice!

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