Waiting on Wednesday

waiting on wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Let’s see what I’m waiting on this week. . .

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Bound by Blood and Sand by Becky Allen

Jae is a slave in a dying desert world.

Once verdant with water from a magical Well, the land is drying up, and no one remembers the magic needed to keep the water flowing. If a new source isn’t found soon, the people will perish. Jae doesn’t mind, in a way. By law, she is bound by a curse to obey every order given her, no matter how vile. At least in death, she’ll be free.

Lord Elan’s family rules the fading realm. He comes to the estate where Jae works, searching for the hidden magic needed to replenish the Well, but it’s Jae who finds it, and she who must wield it. Desperate to save his realm, Elan begs her to use it to locate the Well.

But why would a slave—abused, beaten, and treated as less than human—want to save the system that shackles her? Jae would rather see the world burn.

Though revenge clouds her vision, she agrees to help if the kingdom’s slaves are freed. Then Elan’s father arrives. The ruler’s cruelty knows no limits. He is determined that the class system will not change—and that Jae will remain a slave forever.

 

The premise of this one sounds a bit like several of my recent favorite stories all mashed into one and I love it.  I cannot wait to read this one!!

 

What about you?  What are you waiting on this week?

 

kristina

 

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2 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday

  1. admin April 13, 2016 at 8:13 am Reply

    I’m intrigued by the synopsis. Excellent choice.

    My WoW post.

  2. @lynnsbooks April 13, 2016 at 1:20 pm Reply

    It sounds intriguing and at the same time has a feel of other books like you mentioned. The idea of having to obey orders no matter how dreadful puts me in mind of one of the characters in the Sanderson Stormlight Archives.
    Lynn 😀

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