Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, it spotlights upcoming releases that we are dying to read.

Sword and Verse
Raisa was just a child when she was sold to work as a slave in the kingdom of Qilara. Despite her young age, her father was teaching her to read and write, grooming her to take his place as a Learned One. In Qilara, the Arnathim, like Raisa, are the lowest class, and literacy is a capital offense. What’s more, only the king, prince, tutor, and tutor-in-training are allowed to learn the very highest order language, the language of the gods. So when the tutor-in-training is executed for teaching slaves this sacred language, and Raisa is selected to replace her, Raisa knows any slipup on her part could mean death.

Keeping her secret is hard enough, but the romance that’s been growing between her and Prince Mati isn’t helping matters. Then Raisa is approached by the Resistance—an underground army of slave rebels—to help liberate Arnath slaves. She wants to free her people, but that would mean aiding a war against Mati. As Raisa struggles with what to do, she discovers a secret that the Qilarites have been hiding for centuries—one that, if uncovered, could bring the kingdom to its knees. 

Expected publication: January 19th 2016 by HarperTeen

What are you waiting on?


  1. I need a good fantasy... this sounds like one for the shelf!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

  2. This sounds so interesting. Does she save her country or the boy she loves? Decisions, decisions.

    My WoW

  3. New to me but hope you have a chance to read and enjoy soon.

  4. Awesome choice! This one sounds so fantastic!

  5. I think I might have come across this one before. It sounds like it will be a great read. One I will also be watching out for.


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