Waiting on Wednesday – Hope and Red by Jon Skovron
Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to let us share our excitement for books coming out soon.
What? Does this book have TWO orphans in it? And it has “notorious women of the criminal underworld”? And they train the orphan boy to be a THIEF? And there are GANGLORDS? And the orphan girl is trained to be a WARRIOR??
Um. YES PLEASE!!
Hope and Red (Empire of Storms Trilogy #1) by Jon Skovron
Also by this author: Hope and Red
Published by Orbit on June 30th 2016
In a fracturing empire spread across savage seas, two young people from different cultures find common purpose. A nameless girl is the lone survivor when her village is massacred by biomancers, mystical servants of the emperor. Named after her lost village, Bleak Hope is secretly trained by a master Vinchen warrior as an instrument of vengeance. A boy becomes an orphan on the squalid streets of New Laven and is adopted by one of the most notorious women of the criminal underworld, given the name Red, and trained as a thief and con artist. When a ganglord named Deadface Drem strikes a bargain with the biomancers to consolidate and rule all the slums of New Laven, the worlds of Hope and Red come crashing together, and their unlikely alliance takes them further than either could have dreamed possible.
8 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday – Hope and Red by Jon Skovron”
This does sound good! I wish I wasn’t so distracted by the weird shape of the book cover, are they really publishing a non standard trim size?? Might have to buy a copy to find out, lol.
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I hadn’t even noticed the size! I would imagine its just the image, and not proportional to the book. I’ve noticed small differences in a number of cover images, though usually wider rather than taller.
Lisa (@TenaciousReader) recently posted…Waiting on Wednesday – Hope and Red by Jon Skovron
Interesting looking book! I hope you love it, and I want to learn more. Here’s mine: “THE BEAUTY OF THE END”
I have not come across this book before. Thanks so much for spotlighting it today!
Happy Reading! Dani @ Paulette’s Papers
WHAT?! Never heard of this book or this author, but it sounds so freaking awesome.
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I keep checking NG for this to see if that pesky wish-for-it button will finally disappear to be replaced with “request”! 🙂
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This sounds awesome! I never heard about it before but the synopsis is like a list of all my buzz words! 😛
Oh, this sounds really good. I’d never noticed it before. Thanks for sharing!
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