Waiting on WednesdayWaiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which we spotlight an upcoming book release we're especially looking forward to!
Here's what I'm waiting on this week:
Those Above by Daniel PolanskyThose Above is an adult high-fantasy - and you guys know how much I adore those, so I guess it's no surprise why this one made the cut this week. I've never read anything by Polansky though but this seems like a good a place as any to start: oppressed people, a brewing revolution, swords, super-human enemies...YES PLEASE. And that cover is stunning; swords are always a draw for me, probably because they hint at epic battles and lots of action. Sign me up!
The Empty Throne #1
Expected Pub Date: Feb 26th '15 by Hodder & Stoughton
They enslaved humanity three thousand years ago. Tall, strong, perfect, superhuman and near immortal they rule from their glittering palaces in the eternal city in the centre of the world. They are called Those Above by their subjects. They enforce their will with fire and sword.
Twenty five years ago mankind mustered an army and rose up against them, only to be slaughtered in a terrible battle. Hope died that day, but hatred survived. Whispers of another revolt are beginning to stir in the hearts of the oppressed: a woman, widowed in the war, who has dedicated her life to revenge; the general, the only man to ever defeat one of Those Above in single combat, summoned forth to raise a new legion; and a boy killer who rises from the gutter to lead an uprising in the capital.
What do you guys think of this one? Any Polansky fans in the house?
Oh and don't forget to link me up so I can see what you picked!