Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a blog meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming books.

This week's WoW selection is:

The Mist-Torn Witches by Barb Hendee
Publisher: Roc
Date: May 7, 2013
Pages: 336

National bestselling author Barb Hendee presents a dark, fascinating new world and the story of two sisters who will discover they have far more power than they ever envisioned….

In a small village in the nation of Droevinka, orphaned sisters Céline and Amelie Fawe scrape out a living selling herbal medicines in their apothecary shop. Céline earns additional money by posing as a seer and pretending to read people’s futures.

But they exist in a land of great noble houses, all vying for power, and when the sisters refuse the orders of a warlord prince, they must flee and are forced to depend on the warlord prince’s brother, Anton, for a temporary haven.

A series of bizarre deaths of pretty young girls is plaguing the village surrounding Prince Anton’s castle. He offers Céline and Amelie permanent protection if they can use their “skills” to find the killer.

With little choice, the sisters enter a world unknown to them—of fine gowns and banquets and advances from powerful men. Their survival depends on catching a murderer who appears to walk through walls and vanish without a trace—and the danger grows with each passing night.

Barb Hendee has written some great vampire-themed fantasy in the past (both with her husband and by herself), so her name jumped right out at me as I was scrolling through the coming soon list on Amazon. Even better, this new book is centered around witches as the lead characters- I haven't read a really good witch-themed story since Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Underworld series.

11 comments:

Chyna said...

Lovely cover! The summary seems nice :D Thanks for sharing btw I'm a new follower

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Kat said...

I like the way this one sounds. I'll have to keep an eye out for it.

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Majanka Verstraete said...

I love the cover. Has a very old-fashioned, fun vibe. And the blurb sounds intriguing as well. I want to read a good witchy-series this year, so I'm going to look into this book when it's released. Thanks for sharing!

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Martina Koleva said...

I haven't heard of the book before and I'm not sure it's something I'd enjoy reading but I do like the summary. I hope you like it when you get the chance to read the book.
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Bob Milne said...

Cool. I've never read anything of hers outside the Noble Dead saga, but this sounds like another interesting series. More reading to get caught up on. :)

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Tribute Books Mama said...

A captivating cover and read.

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Mel@Thedailyprophecy said...

That looks great! I love the cover and I have Dhamphir (first book from her other series) on my shelves. Thanks for sharing :D

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Divergent Gryffindor said...

Mmmhm.. Witches! This seems pretty interesting. Thanks for sharing! :)
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Ashley Knapp said...

This sounds like an interesting read!
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E.J. Stevens said...

Love Barb Hendee and that cover is fab. *adds to TBR list*
xx,
E.J. Stevens

Heather said...

New follower!

This one looks like a wonderful, rich and full tale. I really like the layers that seem to be going on. I'll have to check it out.

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