Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Waiting on Red Sister

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor, # 1)

By: Mark Lawrence

Expected Publication: April 4th 2017 by Ace

432 pages

Genre: Fantasy

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Goodreads description--I was born for killing – the gods made me to ruin.

At the Convent of Sweet Mercy young girls are raised to be killers. In a few the old bloods show, gifting talents rarely seen since the tribes beached their ships on Abeth. Sweet Mercy hones its novices’ skills to deadly effect: it takes ten years to educate a Red Sister in the ways of blade and fist.

But even the mistresses of sword and shadow don’t truly understand what they have purchased when Nona Grey is brought to their halls as a bloodstained child of eight, falsely accused of murder: guilty of worse.

Stolen from the shadow of the noose, Nona is sought by powerful enemies, and for good reason. Despite the security and isolation of the convent her secret and violent past will find her out. Beneath a dying sun that shines upon a crumbling empire, Nona Grey must come to terms with her demons and learn to become a deadly assassin if she is to survive…

This sounds a little too much like the His Fair Assassins series which makes me uncomfortable. But I'm hoping it'll be good. What are you waiting on this week? Let me know!


  1. Barb(Boxermommyreads)March 22, 2017 at 7:39 AM

    I'm trying to read more science fiction/fantasy this year and this one definitely seems to fit that bill. Hope it's a great as we expect.

  2. Ooh love the cover and the blurb. It does sound like His Fair Assassins trilogy. I loved that trilogy, so seems like my kinda book. Will add it to my tbr list! Thanks for sharing!
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  3. Oh wow this book sounds really awesome. Totally up my alley! :D

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  4. I hope we both enjoy this one! Thanks for stopping by Barb! I'm sorry I'm so far behind on responding to comments!

  5. I hope we both enjoy this one and that it lives up to being at least as good as His Fair Assassins! Thanks for stopping by! I'm sorry I'm so far behind on responding to comments!

  6. I hope we both enjoy it! I'm sorry I'm so far behind on responding to comments! Thanks for commenting Stephanie!