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 – City of Last Chances by Adrian Tchaikovsky – release date – 8th December 2022
#fantasy #political intrigue
BLURB: There has always been a darkness to Ilmar, but never more so than now. The city chafes under the heavy hand of the Palleseen occupation, the choke-hold of its criminal underworld, the boot of its factory owners, the weight of its wretched poor and the burden of its ancient curse.
What will be the spark that lights the conflagration? Despite the city’s refugees, wanderers, murderers, madmen, fanatics and thieves, the catalyst, as always, will be the Anchorwood – that dark grove of trees, that primeval remnant, that portal, when the moon is full, to strange and distant shores. Ilmar, some say, is the worst place in the world and the gateway to a thousand worse places.
City of Long Shadows.
City of Bad Decisions.
City of Last Chances.
Tchaikovsky is always worth reading. A prolific author with an impressively varied range in his writing – his best work includes Children of Time, The Expert System’s Brother, Ironclads, Dogs of War, The Doors of Eden, Firewalkers, Bear Head, Spiderlight and Ogres. Even if I don’t always completely fall in love with his work, I often still find myself thinking about it long after I’ve finished it. So I’m really looking forward to tucking into this one.
The cover of that book is incredible! 😍
Thank you, Stephanie – it really is a wonderful cover, isn’t it? It’s what originally caught my eye… And then I saw the author’s name and it was a done deal that I’d request it:)).
This sounds like epic fantasy for sure. I’m not familiar with the author so I’ll have to look him up – I’m always open to a new fantasy/sci-fi author. Hope you enjoy the book!
Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys
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I hope you do get a chance to sample his writing, Terrie. He’s an interesting author with a knack of telling a good story with often a wry commentary on the way of the world alongside it, without any ranting or preaching.
I left a comment a couple hours ago – just wondering if it went through 🙂
Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys
Hi Terrie – It has! But I often don’t get a chance to spend more than a short time at my desktop looking at the blog, these days…
This cover is spectacular and I’m so curious about the story. I’m not surprised you picked this one!
You know me too well, Tammy:)).
To call him “prolific” is the understatement of the year! 😀 😀
How can one manage to keep up with his new books?
I have managed to do so – but only by constantly prioritising his books:). That’s okay with me as I’m a huge fan of his writing:)).
I have not tried this author yet. I love the idea of this fantasy city
I am excited at the prospect of reading this one, too:).
Now that is what I call an epic cover!
It is, isn’t it?