Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. Its purpose is to spotlight eagerly-anticipated upcoming releases.
This week I’m eagerly awaiting:
Antigoddess by Kendare Blake
Expected publication date: September 10, 2013
The Goddess War begins in Antigoddess, the first installment of the new series by acclaimed author of Anna Dressed in Blood, Kendare Blake.
Old Gods never die…
Or so Athena thought. But then the feathers started sprouting beneath her skin, invading her lungs like a strange cancer, and Hermes showed up with a fever eating away his flesh. So much for living a quiet eternity in perpetual health.
Desperately seeking the cause of their slow, miserable deaths, Athena and Hermes travel the world, gathering allies and discovering enemies both new and old. Their search leads them to Cassandra—an ordinary girl who was once an extraordinary prophetess, protected and loved by a god.
These days, Cassandra doesn’t involve herself in the business of gods—in fact, she doesn’t even know they exist. But she could be the key in a war that is only just beginning.
Because Hera, the queen of the gods, has aligned herself with other of the ancient Olympians, who are killing off rivals in an attempt to prolong their own lives. But these anti-gods have become corrupted in their desperation to survive, horrific caricatures of their former glory. Athena will need every advantage she can get, because immortals don’t just flicker out.
Every one of them dies in their own way. Some choke on feathers. Others become monsters. All of them rage against their last breath.
The Goddess War is about to begin.
(summary via Goodreads)
It’s worth noticing that the ebook version of this will be sold without DRM protection. This librarian is pretty stoked about that.
Now that that’s been said, I like Kendare Blake’s books, generally. I really, really enjoyed Anna Dressed in Blood, and I liked the sequel, too. While I’m always a wee bit wary (and weary) of yet another Greek myth retelling, Blake is a strong enough writer that I’m cautiously hopeful about this one. Also, this looks to be fairly grisly, which is something Blake excels at. Here’s to hoping this is a lot of fun and a little scary, too.
What are you waiting on this week?