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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday #94

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released.
Prince of Fools (The Red Queen’s War, #1)
Hailed as "epic fantasy on a George R. R. Martin scale, but on speed" (Fixed on Fantasy), the Broken Empire trilogy introduced a bold new world of dark fantasy with the story of Jorg Ancrath’s devastating rise to power. Now, Mark Lawrence returns to the Broken Empire with the tale of a less ambitious prince...

The Red Queen is old but the kings of the Broken Empire dread her like no other. For all her reign, she has fought the long war, contested in secret, against the powers that stand behind nations, for higher stakes than land or gold. Her greatest weapon is The Silent Sister—unseen by most and unspoken of by all.

The Red Queen’s grandson, Prince Jalan Kendeth—drinker, gambler, seducer of women—is one who can see The Silent Sister. Tenth in line for the throne and content with his role as a minor royal, he pretends that the hideous crone is not there. But war is coming. Witnesses claim an undead army is on the march, and the Red Queen has called on her family to defend the realm. Jal thinks it’s all a rumor—nothing that will affect him—but he is wrong.

After escaping a death trap set by the Silent Sister, Jal finds his fate magically intertwined with a fierce Norse warrior. As the two undertake a journey across the Empire to undo the spell, encountering grave dangers, willing women, and an upstart prince named Jorg Ancrath along the way, Jalan gradually catches a glimmer of the truth: he and the Norseman are but pieces in a game, part of a series of moves in the long war—and the Red Queen controls the board.
Summary & Cover taken from
Length: 352 pages (Mass Market Paperback)
Expected Publication Date: June 3rd 2014 by Ace
Why I'm Waiting:
I've gotten rather interested in reading more fantasy series lately, especially since I recently finished the Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin so since this one comes out just after my birthday I'm going to add it to my wish list.
Three Princes
Lord Scott Oken, a prince of Albion, and Professor-Prince Mikel Mabruke live in a world where the sun never set on the Egyptian Empire. In the year 1877 of Our Lord Julius Caesar, Pharaoh Djoser-George governs a sprawling realm that spans Europe, Africa, and much of Asia. When the European terrorist Otto von Bismarck touches off an international conspiracy, Scott and Mik are charged with exposing the plot against the Empire.

Their adventure takes them from the sands of Memphis to a lush New World, home of the Incan Tawantinsuyu, a rival empire across the glittering Atlantic Ocean. Encompassing Quetzal airships, operas, blood sacrifice and high diplomacy, Three Princes is a richly imagined, cinematic vision of a modern Egyptian Empire.
Summary & Cover taken from
Length: 352 pages (Hardcover)
Expected Publication Date: February 4th 2014 by Tor Books
Why I'm Waiting:
I love reading alternative history books and this one sounds like it is going to be amazing! Plus I'm digging the cover.
What are YOU waiting for this Wednesday?  


  1. Oh wow, these both sounds awesome! I love the sound of both of these and I am definitely going to add these to my TBR. Great picks!

  2. "Prince of Fools" sounds really cool, I'll definitely add it to my TBR list!
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  3. They both sounds good. Hope you get to read them soon. Great picks.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

  4. Prince of Fools sounds just like my type of book! I'll need to pick up Lawrence's other series first. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Prince of Fools probably interests me more than Three Princes. However i need some more good high fantasy books! I feel like it's been far too long since i read a really good one :) Definitely looking forward to the release :)

    Sanna @ Fanciful Fictions

  6. ooh, I've been meaning to check out Emperor of Thorns. Prince of Fools looks amazing! I love the cover. Awesome pick, thanks for sharing!

    Here's my WOW at Bookmunchies (:

  7. Both of these sound so cool! I love fantasy so Prince of Fools is definitely on my wishlist.

  8. I do love fantasy. Have you read the Tairen soul series yet by C.L. Wilson, Amazing! If you like fantasy you would like that. I will have to add this title to my wishlist. Thanks for the sharing. Happy Reading.

  9. Yea for getting into more fantasy!


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