Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Waiting On Wednesday: Sword and Verse (Kathy McMillian)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at 
and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Sword and Verse
Hardcover, 384 pages
Expected publication: January 19th 2016 by HarperTeen

In a sweeping fantasy debut that Franny Billingsley called “fascinating and unique,” palace intrigue blends with epic world building, resulting in a story that fans of Rae Carson and Megan Whalen Turner will love.
Raisa was just a child when she was sold to work as a slave in the kingdom of Qilara. Despite her young age, her father was teaching her to read and write, grooming her to take his place as a Learned One. In Qilara, the Arnathim, like Raisa, are the lowest class, and literacy is a capital offense. What’s more, only the king, prince, tutor, and tutor-in-training are allowed to learn the very highest order language, the language of the gods. So when the tutor-in-training is executed for teaching slaves this sacred language, and Raisa is selected to replace her, Raisa knows any slipup on her part could mean death.
Keeping her secret is hard enough, but the romance that’s been growing between her and Prince Mati isn’t helping matters. Then Raisa is approached by the Resistance—an underground army of slave rebels—to help liberate Arnath slaves. She wants to free her people, but that would mean aiding a war against Mati. As Raisa struggles with what to do, she discovers a secret that the Qilarites have been hiding for centuries—one that, if uncovered, could bring the kingdom to its knees. 

What book are you looking forward to??


  1. Oh, wow! This is going on my TBR list. Literacy is a crime? Sounds like a unique plot. Good choice!

    Here's My Pick!

    Michelle Pickett :)

  2. This is an interesting one. I"m not much for fantasy but I hope you enjoy it!

    My WoW

  3. Wow...this sounds awesome! The fact that the blurb mentions it's perfect for fans of Megan Whalen Turner doesn't hurt, either. :-)

    Here's what I'm looking forward to: