Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (8)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming books whose releases are being eagerly awaited. Bloggers are encouraged to join in and post about the book(s) they're looking forward to reading. Here is mine: 


THE FALCONER, by Elizabeth May
Expected publication: 2013 by Gollancz (UK/Commonwealth), Chronicle Children's Books (US/Canada)


Synopsis: Humans will be the hunted. Love will be tested. Vengeance will be had. 

The Falconer begins in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1844. We meet 18-year-old Lady Aileana Kameron, who was destined to live a life carefully planned around Edinburgh’s social events — until a faery killed her mother. 

Now, between the seeming endless parties and boring dances, Aileana has a new hobby: she secretly slaughters the fae who prey on humans in the city’s dark alleyways, and is determined to track down the faery who murdered her mother. 

Vengeance has become Aileana's life . . . so she never anticipated her growing attraction to the magnetic Kiaran MacKay, the faery who trained her to kill his own kind. Or that there was a world beyond hers, filled with secrets which affect her past and have the potential to destroy her present. 

But when her own world is about revenge, and when she holds Kiaran’s fate in her hands, how far is Aileana prepared to go to avenge her mother’s murder?

Why THE FALCONER? Well, for starters, doesn't it sound positively awesome? 1844, Scotland, fae kind? Yes, please! I can't wait to see what the cover of this one will look like. 

7 comments:

  1. Nice this sounds really cool! A LONG wait though !!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  2. This sounds very interesting! Thanks so much for sharing.

    Sandra
    New Follower
    My pick for WOW

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  3. This one does sound fantastic!!! Wish it wasn't so far away though!

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  4. You had me at begins in Edinburgh, and it only got better from there! This sounds SO good!!!

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  5. Historic, Scotland, and Fae?! I'm in! I can't believe it won't come out until 2013. Tease. Great pick and TFS, I wouldn't have come across it otherwise.

    My WoW

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  6. Interesting pick! I'm a new follower through WOW. I just finished the book you're currently reading and am actually going to review it as soon as I finish this. Check out my WOW here: http://misclisa.blogspot.com/2011/12/waiting-on-wednesday-darkness-falls.html

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  7. Wow, I've absolutely never heard of this one! And I live for Scottish myths and faeries!

    Have an amazing reading week!

    - Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

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