Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event which aims to shines a light on eagerly anticipated upcoming releases.
A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir
Release Date: April 10th 2018
Beyond the Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger.
The Blood Shrike, Helene Aquilla, is assailed on all sides. Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable, while the Commandant capitalizes on his madness to bolster her own power. As Helene searches for a way to hold back the approaching darkness, her sister’s life and the lives of all those in the Empire hang in the balance.
Far to the east, Laia of Serra knows the fate of the world lies not in the machinations of the Martial court, but in stopping the Nightbringer. But while hunting for a way to bring him down, Laia faces unexpected threats from those she hoped would aid her, and is drawn into a battle she never thought she’d have to fight.
And in the land between the living and the dead, Elias Veturius has given up his freedom to serve as Soul Catcher. But in doing so, he has vowed himself to an ancient power that will stop at nothing to ensure Elias’s devotion—even at the cost of his humanity.
When I got my hands on an ARC of A Torch Against the Night at YALC last year I figured that meant it was about time I started the series. I quickly fell in love with the world Sabaa Tahir had created, and after the way A Torch Against the Night ended I was desperate for the third book but gutted to discover it wouldn’t be released until 2018.
Not only did we get a title and a blurb revel for A Reaper at the Gates but also a brand new cover design for the whole series. Normally I’d say something here about how the cover redesign means the books on my shelves will no longer match, but I already have two different covers for An Ember in the Ashes and A Torch Against the Night, so it almost makes sense to have a third different cover for the third book.
What do you think of A Reaper at the Gates? Is it a must on your to-read list, or are there any other books you can’t wait for the release date of? Let me know in the comments and let me know if you took part in this week’s Waiting on Wednesday as well.