Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Me on Waiting on Wednesday (177)

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Title: The Shadow's Curse
Author: Amy McCulloch
Release Date: June 24, 2014
Publisher: Doubleday Canada (Random House Canada imprint)

From Goodreads:

A sequel to the action-packed The Oathbreaker's Shadow by debut Canadian YA author Amy McCulloch.

Raim is no closer to figuring out the meaning of the broken vow that sentenced him to exile for life. But with his former best friend now a tyrannical Khan who is holding the girl Raim loves captive, he finds it hard to care. Every day, he and Draikh learn more about their powers, but it quickly becomes clear that he will never be able to stop Khareh and free Wadi unless he can free himself from the ultimate taboo of his people. Reluctantly, Raim begins the long journey down to the dangerous South, to find the maker of his oath.

In Khareh's camp, Wadi is more than capable of devising her own escape plan, but she's gradually realizing she might not want to. The more she learns about Khareh, the more confused she becomes. He's done unquestionably bad things, horrific even, but he's got big dreams for Darhan that might improve their dire situation. What's more, rumours of a Southern king massing an army to invade Darhan are slowly gaining ground. Only if the Northern tribes can come together under a single ruler will they have the strength to fight the South - but what if that ruler is an impulsive (albeit brilliant) young man, barely able to control his ever-growing power, and missing the one part of him that might keep him sane?

Whoever conquers the desert, wins the war. And the secret to desert survival lies in Lazar, which is set to become the heart of a great battle once again.

I'm really looking forward to this. Usually, epic fantasy is hit or miss with me, and this is epic, but I found the first book really interesting, both the setting and the magic around oaths and promises. :)


  1. That cover, I love! I have no idea what's happening with the synopsis since I haven't read the first book but I hope Wadi escapes soon, lol. Happy reading, Lindsay!

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    PF @ Musings of the Book-a-holic Fairies

  2. Eh, not really my type of read. I hope you get to read it soon though! :)
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  3. Cool pick. I like the exciting cover art and blurb. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

  4. This one is new to me, thanks for sharing!
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