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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #15 - Hope and Red (Empire of Storms) by Jon Skovron

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating!

Release Date: June 28th 2016 by Orbit
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Synopsis from Goodreads

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.

Why I Am Waiting

I first saw this on someone's book haul a few weeks ago and then I read The Page Turners review a few days ago which reminded me about it. Jon Skovron, describes Hope and Red as the "1st book in [his] swashbuckling kung fu gangster pirate romance trilogy" doesn't that sound like a cool adventure! There are also the description of Hope in this synopsis makes her sound like a really intriguing character which I can't wait to know more about.