Waiting on Wednesday – Soul of the World by David Mealing
Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to let us share our excitement for books coming out soon.
What can I say? I’m a sucker for epic fantasy, and also for female strong female POVs (of which it sounds like this book has two). I’m really curious about the three lines of magic and how the three characters will contribute to the revolution.
Soul of the World (The Ascension Cycle #1) by David Mealing
Also by this author: Soul of the World
Published by Orbit on June 27th 2017
A brilliant debut epic fantasy with a unique magic system and unforgettable characters.
It is a time of revolution. in the cities, food shortages stir citizens to riots against the crown. In the wilds, new magic threatens the dominance of the tribes. and on the battlefields, even the most brilliant commanders struggle in the shadow of total war. Three lines of magic must be mastered in order to usher in a new age, and three heroes must emerge.
Sarine is an artist on the streets of New Sarresant whose secret familiar helps her uncover bloodlust and madness where she expected only revolutionary fervor.
Arak’Jur wields the power of beasts to keep his people safe, but his strength cannot protect them from war amongst themselves.
Erris is a brilliant cavalry officer trying to defend New Sarresant from an enemy general armed with magic she barely understands.
Each must learn the secrets of their power in time to guide their people through ruin. But a greater evil may be trying to stop them.