"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights anticipated upcoming releases. This week my can't-wait to-read book is:
by N.K. Jemisin
Drops May 1, 2012
In the city-state of Gujaareh, peace is the only law. Along its ancient stone streets, where time is marked by the river’s floods, there is no crime or violence. Within the city’s colored shadows, priests of the dream-goddess harvest the wild power of the sleeping mind as magic, using it to heal, soothe... and kill.
But when corruption blooms at the heart of Gujaareh’s great temple, Ehiru—most famous of the city’s Gatherers—cannot defeat it alone. With the aid of his cold-eyed apprentice and a beautiful foreign spy, he must thwart a conspiracy whose roots lie in his own past. And to prevent the unleashing of deadly forbidden magic, he must somehow defeat a Gatherer’s most terrifying nemesis: the Reaper
Here ya go: Read SAMPLE CHAPTER1
N.K.Jemisin is the real deal, not only a good storyteller but also a sharp writer. I am woefully behind in completing The Inheritance Trilogy but that won't stop me from grabbing The Killing Moon when it is released. She is one of the best new writers to come around in years and her writing is rich, filled with lots of layers, fresh and thoroughly entertaining. Plus, she's a fellow New Yorker, so how can I not support her? She's friggin fantastic.
***Don't forget to leave a comment if you're participating in Waiting On Wednesday with a link to your can't-wait-to-read so I can swing on by!