Waiting on Wednesday – Lent by Jo Walton
Waiting on Wednesday is a meme that was originated at Breaking the Spine, now hosted at Wishful Endings. It’s a weekly feature that lets us share our excitement for books coming out soon.
I loved Walton’s Thessaly series and have wanted to read something else by her. This sounds like a great pick!
From Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award-winning Jo Walton comes Lent, a magical re-imagining of the man who remade fifteenth-century Florence—in all its astonishing strangeness
Young Girolamo’s life is a series of miracles.
It’s a miracle that he can see demons, plain as day, and that he can cast them out with the force of his will. It’s a miracle that he’s friends with Pico della Mirandola, the Count of Concordia. It’s a miracle that when Girolamo visits the deathbed of Lorenzo “the Magnificent,” the dying Medici is wreathed in celestial light, a surprise to everyone, Lorenzo included. It’s a miracle that when Charles VIII of France invades northern Italy, Girolamo meets him in the field, and convinces him to not only spare Florence but also protect it. It’s a miracle than whenever Girolamo preaches, crowds swoon. It’s a miracle that, despite the Pope’s determination to bring young Girolamo to heel, he’s still on the loose…and, now, running Florence in all but name.
That’s only the beginning. Because Girolamo Savanarola is not who—or what—he thinks he is. He will discover the truth about himself at the most startling possible time. And this will be only the beginning of his many lives.
13 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday – Lent by Jo Walton”
I have been eyeballing this one too – I do like this author very much.
This title is new to me, but you’ve piqued my curiosity. I love the Florence setting!
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Hi Lisa! I’ve not read this author, but I agree it does appeal! That cover is brilliant!
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I’ve never heard of this author, but this sounds really unique and intriguing. Thank you for sharing it!
My CWW & WWW this week.
I just saw this the other day and thought it was part of her other series, which I haven’t read. But I’m excited to read it knowing it’s a completely new book?
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This looks so cool! I’m a latecomer to Walton’s work, but I’m so excited for this!
This sounds really interesting and I love the cover. Looking forward to seeing some reviews for this one!
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this one is completely new to me
You definitely piqued my curiosity. I’ll be keeping an eye out for some reviews.
I’ve never read Jo Walton but this sounds super interesting! I’m definitely intrigued.
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I still have to read Jo Walton, I should probably tackle what’s on my TBR already than add yet another book by her to the mountain 😀
I just saw this one mentioned somewhere and I admit it looks interesting. I haven’t read any of Jo Walton’s work yet. I keep meaning to read Tooth and Claw.
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This looks fascinatingly different from my usual haunts, and I need to keep it on my radar 🙂
Thanks for sharing!
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