Waiting on Wednesday – The Stone in the Skull by Elizabeth Bear
Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to let us share our excitement for books coming out soon.
The art on this one reminds me of The Unhewn Throne trilogy! (and I love those covers, so that’s a good thing) Karen Memory is the only book I’ve read by Bear, and I really enjoyed it. Really looking forward to checking out this new series!
The Stone in the Skull (Lotus Kingdoms, #1) by Elizabeth Bear
Also by this author: Karen Memory
Published by Tor Books on October 10th 2017
The Stone in the Skull, the first volume in her new trilogy, takes readers over the dangerous mountain passes of the Steles of the Sky and south into the Lotus Kingdoms.
The Gage is a brass automaton created by a wizard of Messaline around the core of a human being. His wizard is long dead, and he works as a mercenary. He is carrying a message from a the most powerful sorcerer of Messaline to the Rajni of the Lotus Kingdom. With him is The Dead Man, a bitter survivor of the body guard of the deposed Uthman Caliphate, protecting the message and the Gage. They are friends, of a peculiar sort.
They are walking into a dynastic war between the rulers of the shattered bits of a once great Empire.