Waiting on Wednesday – Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to let us share our excitement for books coming out soon.

I really enjoyed Seraphina, and love the sound of this new book! Plus, look at that cover!! How could I *not* want it?

Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman
Also by this author: Seraphina
Published by Random House Books for Young Readers on February 27th 2018
Pages: 544

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Meet Tess, a brave new heroine from beloved epic fantasy author Rachel Hartman.

In the medieval kingdom of Goredd, women are expected to be ladies, men are their protectors, and dragons get to be whomever they want. Tess, stubbornly, is a troublemaker. You can’t make a scene at your sister’s wedding and break a relative’s nose with one punch (no matter how pompous he is) and not suffer the consequences. As her family plans to send her to a nunnery, Tess yanks on her boots and sets out on a journey across the Southlands, alone and pretending to be a boy.

Where Tess is headed is a mystery, even to her. So when she runs into an old friend, it’s a stroke of luck. This friend is a quigutl—a subspecies of dragon—who gives her both a purpose and protection on the road. But Tess is guarding a troubling secret. Her tumultuous past is a heavy burden to carry, and the memories she’s tried to forget threaten to expose her to the world in more ways than one.

Returning to the fascinating world she created in the award-winning and New York Times bestselling Seraphina, Rachel Hartman introduces readers to a new character and a new quest, pushing the boundaries of genre once again in this wholly original fantasy.

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9 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday – Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman”

  1. I really enjoyed the Seraphina books as well, so I’m looking forward to this one, too! And I just noticed in your Goodreads widget that you’re reading it now. So I hope you’re liking it so far!

  2. I’ve read a couple of good reviews for this one so hope you enjoy. Like DJ says above, apparently it’s nothing like Seraphina. I’ve not read the previous novels so I wouldn’t have any such expectations and not sure if you have either.
    Hope you love it.
    Lynn 😀

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