Waiting on Wednesday – The Lyre Thief by Jennifer Fallon
Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to let us share our excitement for books coming out soon.
Meddlesome gods, switched identities, juicy love stories (OK, I don’t always do well with romance, but I do enjoy it from time to time if it is well done). This just sounds like it could be a fun change of pace from my normal reads.
The Lyre Thief by Jennifer Fallon
Also by this author: The Lyre Thief
Published by Tor Books on March 8th 2016
Ten years have passed since the events of the Demon Child books that left the god Xaphista dead, the nation Karien without a religion or king and the matriarchal country of Medalon ruled by men. But it is in the kingdoms of the south that things really heat up. When Princess Rakaia of Fardohnya discovers she is not of royal birth, she agrees to marry a much older Hythrun noble in a chance to escape her ‘father’s wrath. Rakaia takes nothing but her jewels and her base-born half-sister, Charisee, who has been her slave, handmaiden and best friend since she was six years old. And who can pass as Rakaia’s double.
These two sisters embark on a Shakespearian tale of switched identities, complicated love triangles…and meddlesome gods. Rakaia is rescued on the road by none other than the Demon Child, R’shiel, still searching for a way to force Death to release her near immortal Brak. Charisee tries to act like the princess she was never meant to be and manages to draw the attention of the God of Liars who applauds her deception and only wants to help.
Then there is the little matter of the God of Music’s magical totem that has been stolen…and how this theft may undo the universe.
Powerful magics, byzantine politics, sweeping adventure, and a couple of juicy love stories thrown in for good measure, The Lyre Thief is classic Fallon that is sure to appeal to her fans.
5 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday – The Lyre Thief by Jennifer Fallon”
I can’t believe I’ve never heard of this author. But it sounds like a ton of fun, must add to the LIST.:-)
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Speak for yourself re: juicy love stories, because this one sounds like it hits all the right notes for me! LOL. Is this a spinoff of another series? I wonder if I need to read the other books to ‘get’ this one.
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I have a few of her books on my shelf, but have yet to give them a read. Sounds interesting, though.
I can’t wait to read this one either! I must have read another version of the description for this, because the one on my edition for goodreads didn’t mention her older books, and this one sure hints at it being a spinoff of some kind.
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I absolutely love the sound of this book – I was already excited for it but love the description above. *WANTS*
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