Waiting On Wednesday: The Thousand Names by Django WexlerWednesday, April 10, 2013
Each Wednesday, Jill from Breaking The Spine helps us share, discover and cheer about books that we can't wait to read. And if you can't recognize the cover snippet above, the book I am waiting on this Wednesday is...
The Thousand Names (The Shadow Campaigns #1) by Django Wexler
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Publication Date: July 2, 2013
Publisher: Roc Books (imprint of Penguin)
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Summary (from author's website):
Enter an epic fantasy world that echoes with the thunder of muskets and the clang of steel — but where the real battle is against a subtle and sinister magic…
Captain Marcus d’Ivoire, commander of one of the Vordanai empire’s colonial garrisons, was resigned to serving out his days in a sleepy, remote outpost. But that was before a rebellion upended his life. And once the powder-smoke settled, he was left in charge of a demoralized force clinging tenuously to a small fortress at the edge of the desert.
To flee from her past, Winter Ihernglass masqueraded as a man and enlisted as a ranker in the Vordanai Colonials, hoping only to avoid notice. But when chance sees her promoted to command, she must win the hearts of her men, and lead them into battle against impossible odds.
But the fates of both of these soldiers, and all the men they lead, depend on the newly arrived Colonel Janus bet Vhalnich, who has been sent by the ailing king to restore order. His military genius seems to know no bounds, and under his command, Marcus and Winter can feel the tide turning.
But their allegiance will be tested as they begin to suspect that the enigmatic Janus’s ambitions extend beyond the battlefield and into the realm of the supernatural — a realm with the power to ignite a meteoric rise, reshape the known world, and change the lives of everyone in its path.
Why Am I Waiting On 'The Thousand Names' by Django Wexler?
- The cover! It screams action and excitement and a lot of epic battles.
- We have a heroine disguised as a man and enlisting into an army. Mulan anyone? I know it's probably not going to be anything like it, but girls disguised as men are one of my favorite plot elements.
- Based on the cover, I would say it's middle-eastern theme, but the names give me French/German vibe and UK cover says WTF. I am really interested to see/read what will setting and world building turn out to be.
- And last but not least: you can never have enough of epic fantasy. ;)
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