This Wednesday, I’m waiting on…
Title: Snow Like Ashes
Author: Sara Raasch
Series: Snow Like Ashes #1
Publish Date: October 14, 2014
Genre: High Fantasy
Game of Thrones meets Graceling in this striking fantasy tale of dark magic, dangerous politics, and discovering your true self. Sara Raasch’s debut fantasy is a lightning-fast story of loyalty, love, and controlling one’s destiny.
Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. The Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been searching for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild their kingdom ever since.
Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, Winter’s future king—she would do anything to help Winter rise to power again. So when scouts discover the location of half of the ancient locket that can restore their magic, Meira decides to go after it herself—only to find herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics, and to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own.
I haven’t read Game of Thrones (yet—I’ll get around to it eventually), but any book compares itself to Graceling will instantly make it to the top of my reading list.
Snow Like Ashes is setting the bar really high with that comparison, so hopefully it lives up to all the hype. I’m personally hoping for a high fantasy that I can get lost in, because I’m getting a little bored with dystopians for the time being. Bonus points for the breathtaking cover.
What are your expectations for Snow Like Ashes, and what are you waiting on this Wednesday?