Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.
This week’s Can’t-Wait offering – The Night Parade of 100 Demons – a Legend of the Five Rings novel by Marie Brennan – release date 2nd February, 2021.
#epic Japanese fantasy
BLURB: Chaos has broken out in the isolated Dragon Clan settlement of Seibo Mura. During the full moon, horrifying creatures rampage through the village, unleashing havoc and death. When the Dragon samurai Agasha no Isao Ryotora is sent to investigate, he faces even greater danger than expected. To save the village, he must confront his buried past – not to mention an unexpected Phoenix Clan visitor, Asako Sekken, who has his own secrets to hide. The quest to save Sebo Mura will take the two samurai into the depths of forgotten history and the shifting terrain of the Spirit Realms… and bring them face to face with an ancient, terrifying evil.
I am a huge fan of Marie Brennan, loving The Memoirs of Lady Trent series – see my reviews of A Natural History of Dragons, The Tropic of Serpents, The Voyage of the Basilisk, and Within the Sanctuary of Wings and the first book the spinoff series, Turning Darkness into Light. Also her intriguing historical fantasy The Onyx Court series – see my reviews of Midnight Never Come and In Ashes Lie, as well as the novella Cold-Forged Flame. So I was delighted to see another series – and to be approved for an arc. This is definitely one of my most anticipated reads of 2021… Is anyone else going to be tucking into this one soon?
I have The Memoirs of Lady Trent but still haven’t read them. This one sounds really interesting though so I’m adding it to my tbr
I really must try this author, Sarah!
This is new to me, I didn’t know she had a new series. Definitely going to add this to the list!
I know, Tammy! I was thrilled to see this one suddenly appear on Netgalley…
I would just echo Tammy’s comment and add that I’m so excited to see this.
I was SO surprised to see this one pop up on Netgally! And I love that cover…
It’s a gorgeous cover. And I love that title. I hope you enjoy it when you read it, Sarah!
Thank you, Wendy – I’m looking forward to getting to it:)).
Marie Brennan sounds like someone I need to get up to date on!
I think she’s a remarkable writer with something interesting to say. So I’m really looking forward to the latest series. I hope you enjoy her work, too:))
This sounds very good. And a great cover! I hope you enjoy it, Sarah. I’ve added it to my list.
Thank you, Jan – that cover is impressive, isn’t it?
This sounds really interesting. I’m going to have to check it out.
I love journeys into mystical, alternative histories. Sounds promising!
I know! I won’t confess to drooling over the blurb – it isn’t a habit that I’ll own up to, but it was close!
Great pick! Going to add this author to my TBR. Hope you enjoy it!
Thank you, Laura – I’m looking forward to tucking into it:))
This sounds really scary! Also like a good horror movie plot. Thanks for sharing, hope you get your hands on it soon!
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Glad to say that I’ve got my hands on it, Lisa – I’m looking forward to reading it…