Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday

This is a blog meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine

This week's can't wait to read selection is:

The Scar Sergey Dyachenko and Marina Dyachenko
Tor Books
February 28, 2012
336 pages

Reaching far beyond sword and sorcery, The Scar is a story of two people torn by disaster, their descent into despair, and their reemergence through love and courage. Sergey and Marina Dyachenko mix dramatic scenes with romance, action and wit, in a style both direct and lyrical. Written with a sure artistic hand, The Scar is the story of a man driven by his own feverish demons to find redemption and the woman who just might save him.

Egert is a brash, confident member of the elite guards and an egotistical philanderer. But after he kills an innocent student in a duel, a mysterious man known as “The Wanderer” challenges Egert and slashes his face with his sword, leaving Egert with a scar that comes to symbolize his cowardice. Unable to end his suffering by his own hand, Egert embarks on an odyssey to undo the curse and the horrible damage he has caused, which can only be repaired by a painful journey down a long and harrowing path. 

This sounds like a personal story of growth and redemption rather than a busy action-oriented story-- something I really like.  I hear the original book, published in Russian, is quite good. I'm hoping it translates well.


Mocha ღ Latte(Cupcake and a Latte) said...

The Scar? Hmm...sounds interesting =)

MY W.O.W:http://mochalattereads.blogspot.com/2011/10/waiting-on-wednesday28.html

-Wendy from A Cupcake and a Latte: YA Reviews

The Romanceaholic said...

This one sounds really good. Is it fantasy or historical?

My W.O.W.

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SQT said...

This is a fantasy-- my favorite kind of book.

The Romanceaholic said...

I love fantasy too. DEFINITELY adding this one to the TBR pile then :)

Sarah Brown said...

Sounds interesting, my WOW http://headstuckinabook.blogspot.com/2011/10/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Giselle said...

Never heard of this one before. Sounds interesting!

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Kathy Ann Coleman said...

Well there's one that I haven't heard of. I like redemption stories so I might have to take a look at this one. Thanks for sharing. :)

Sally Bibrary said...

I really like the sound of this, and the few other Russian sci-fi fantasy tales I've read were quite good, so I'm optimistic.

Here's my WOW for this week.

Pabkins said...

this cover reminds me of a painting I've seen somewhere - really like it
Pabkins @ Mission to Read