Can’t-Wait Wednesday: The Stone Knife by Anna Stephens
Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings and spotlights upcoming releases.
In the humid jungles of Ixachipan, a war has been raging for fifty years as the Pechaqueh, by order of their supreme ruler the Singer, conquer their neighbouring tribes and bring them into the glory of the Empire of Songs. Only the Yaloh and their neighbours, the Tokob of the hills, remain.
Meanwhile, the Tokob fight a second war – against the Drowned. Clawed and fanged humanoid predators who dwell in water, luring unwary victims to their deaths.
As the Pechaqueh army advances ever closer, conquering Yaloh land and taking its people as slaves to the glory of the Singer and their gods, the Tokob must find a way to survive the war and the waters both. But within their home, the Sky City, not everyone is who they seem, and one people’s gods are another’s monsters.
Why I Can’t Wait:
The Godblind trilogy by Anna Stephens is one of my all-time favourites so I have high hopes for this newest book. The cover is absolutely gorgeous and I have my fingers crossed that Goldsboro Books are doing a special edition. When I first read about the setting, I was a little concerned about cultural appropriation but I know the author engaged a cultural expert to review her book so I have my fingers crossed that this won’t be a major issue.
Release Date: 26 November 2020