Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking The Spine.
It’s all about spotlighting upcoming releases we’re eagerly anticipating.
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This week I’m eagerly waiting on:
Sweet Black Waves by Kristina Perez
Expected publication: 5th June 2018
Not you without me, not me without you.
Two proud kingdoms stand on opposite shores, with only a bloody history between them.
As best friend and lady-in-waiting to the princess, Branwen is guided by two principles: devotion to her homeland and hatred for the raiders who killed her parents. When she unknowingly saves the life of her enemy, he awakens her ancient healing magic and opens her heart. Branwen begins to dream of peace, but the princess she serves is not so easily convinced. Fighting for what’s right, even as her powers grow beyond her control, will set Branwen against both her best friend and the only man she’s ever loved.
Inspired by the star-crossed tale of Tristan and Eseult, this is the story of the legend’s true heroine: Branwen. For fans of Graceling and The Mists of Avalon, this is the first book of a lush fantasy trilogy about warring countries, family secrets, and forbidden romance.
Why I’m eagerly awaiting…
The author has a PhD in Medieval Literature from Cambridge Univerity, and this book is a Tristan and Isuelt retelling from a handmaiden’s point of view. I’m not actually into books about adultery, but Tristan and Isuelt is like a sexier version of Romeo and Juliet, a bit more Guinevere and Lancelot. Also, I loved Graceling, so I’m sold.