Waiting on Wednesday 23

January 23, 2013 Bookish 5

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that allows readers to showcase eagerly awaited upcoming releases.

This week I’ve picked Gods and Monsters: Unclean Spirits by Chuck Wendig

  • Expected publication: 7th May 2013 by Abaddon
  • Format: Paperback, 320 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781781080962 ISBN10: 1781080968
  • Goodreads / The Book Depository

The gods and goddesses are real. And they are here on Earth. A polytheistic pantheon—a tangle of gods and divine hierarchies—once kept the world at an arm’s length, warring with one another, using mankind’s belief and devotion to give them power. In this way, the world had balance: a grim and bloody balance, but a balance just the same.

But a single god sought dominance and gathered his armies of angels behind him to oust the other gods in a shattering of the cosmic order, a sundering of the divinities. As Lucifer fell to Hell, the gods and goddesses fell to earth.

And it’s there they remain—seemingly eternal, masquerading as humans and managing only a fraction of the power they once had as gods. They fall to old patterns, collecting sycophants and worshippers in order to war against one another in the battle for the hearts of men. They bring with them their children young and old, demi-gods who are half-human, half-divine. And they bring with them their monstrous races—crass abnormalities created to serve the gods. Undead eunuch magicians. Rampaging minotaurs. Shape-shifting yokai.

They would do anything to usher in a rebirth of the old ways. To reclaim the seat of true power.

I consider Chuck Wendig’s Miriam Black series one of the best finds I’ve made since I started this blog, so I’m eager to see what he dishes up next by way of more epic fantasy. And that blurb just pulls you right in with the Gods and the scheming and inevitable bloodshed (there has to be blood – Wendig is writing it!). I’m planning to get this the moment it’s available!

The Miriam Black series by Chuck Wending

My review of Blackbirds
My review of Mockingbird

I’d love to see what you are waiting on … please leave links and I’ll be sure to check them out!

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