Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #20



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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blog post by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights releases we're eagerly awaiting.
My pick this week is:



Title: Changeling
Series: The Order of Darkness, Book1
Author: Philippa Gregory
Release date: May 29th, 2012

Summary:
Italy, 1453. Seventeen-year-old Luca Vero is brilliant, gorgeous—and accused of heresy. Cast out of his religious order for using the new science to question old superstitious beliefs, Luca is recruited into a secret sect: The Order of the Dragon, commissioned by Pope Nicholas V to investigate evil and danger in its many forms, and strange occurrences across Europe, in this year—the end of days.    

Isolde is a seventeen-year-old girl shut up in a nunnery so she can’t inherit any of her father’s estate. As the nuns walk in their sleep and see strange visions, Isolde is accused of witchcraft—and Luca is sent to investigate her, but finds himself plotting her escape.    

Despite their vows, despite themselves, love grows between Luca and Isolde as they travel across Europe with their faithful companions, Freize and Ishraq. The four young people encounter werewolves, alchemists, witches, and death-dancers as they head toward a real-life historical figure who holds the boundaries of Christendom and the secrets of the Order of the Dragon.     

The first in a series, this epic and richly detailed drama is grounded in historical communities and their mythic beliefs. It includes a medieval map of Europe that will track their journey; and the interior will include relevant decorative elements as well as an interior line illustration. And look for a QR code that links to a note from the author with additional, detailed information about the setting and the history that informed the writing. With Philippa Gregory’s trademark touch, this novel deftly brings the past—and its salacious scandals—vividly and disturbingly to life.


Why I want to read it:
Seriously? Because I love historical fantasy. I love secret Orders. And I love gorgeous guys that team up with girls in order to unveil secrets of myths and culture.

What are you waiting on this week?

27 comments:

  1. I love secret Orders too!! LOL And teaming up with a gorgeous guy to solve mysteries!!! New to me so thanks for sharing and for stopping by My WOW!

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  2. Yay for Secret Orders! I actually like historical fantasy, but I'm kinda not in the mood right now.... I'll write it down as a maybe-tbr anyway, so thanks for sharing!
    My WoW this week

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  3. This has been on my TBR list for a bit! Cant wait to grab it! Hopping thru on WOW. Come see what my WOW is this week! Happy Reading!

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  4. Luca has it rough. Thanks for reading my WOW.

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  5. Now who doesn't love the gorgeous guys? Right? Right!

    I'm really curious about Philippa Gregory's books but my tbr is already overflowing so I'm going to have to wait a while to start on her books. Darn time! can't you just stop for like, until we readers finish all the books we want to read?! LOL.

    Thanks for stopping by.

    Janus @ The Blair Book Project

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    1. IKR???? Time does need to stop for a little while. My TBR list is like 1k books long!

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  6. This one sounds really great. :)))

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  7. OOoh nice! She's doing a YA book now that is cool! I won one of her other books...White Queen?...once a long time ago. Never read though since it didn't seem like my kind of read. This one looks good though!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Yeah, this one sounds like the perfect fiction adventure :)

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  8. Seen this around and definitely on my TBR pile. Awesome pick! :D

    Drop by my WoW?

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  9. I've been anticipating this one, too! Great pick! I love historical fiction!

    Here’s my WoW post. Happy Wednesday! :D

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  10. SOUL SISTERS. This is my pick this week too! AWESOME! :D

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  11. This one has been on my tbr pile since it was announced! It just sounds like a brilliant YA historical, with some fantasy thrown in for good measure!

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    1. It sure does, and I can't wait for it to come out :)

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  12. That looks SO good!!! I'm definitely adding it to my TBR list :) Great pick :)

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  13. I have not heard of this book, but it sounds really good. Nice pick!

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  14. Great choice for this week. It does sound interesting and I will have to check it out!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Dani
    My WoW: http://paulettespapers.com/?p=2011

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  15. I don't usually stray from my paranormal/fantasy obsession, but every now and then a historical fiction catches my eye. Well this one has! The storyline sounds great and the cover is just so pretty. Thanks for sharing!

    P.S. I'm a new follower here. Nice to meet you! :)

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    1. Thanks for following! I hope this book comes out to be just what I imagine it to be!

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  16. I love this pick! I'm a huge Philippa Gregory fan, having read a ton of her Adult Historical Fiction, and I can't wait for Changeling, either! Thanks for sharing and for stopping by :)

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  17. Sounds interesting! Great pick. :) Thanks for stopping by my WoW.

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  18. Nice choice. I've never read any of Gregory's books, but I've heard they're great.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  19. I've not actually read anything by Gregory yet (I know, it's a literary crime!) but I really do need to change that soon. :) Good choice!

    Stephanie
    My latest post: From the Review Pile (1)

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  20. Oooh this sounds great! Love the pick :)
    Happy belated Wednesday :)

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  21. Hope you love this bookk when you get it. It sounds awesome.

    Thank you for visiting my WOW! Have a wonderful weekend.;)

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