Waiting on Wednesday: January 25

January 25, 2017 2017, Waiting on Wednesday 4

I am participating in Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine. This gives me a chance to show the books I’m looking forward to in the next few months.

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Brother's Ruin by Emma NewmanBrother’s Ruin

by Emma Newman

Series: Industrial Magic #1

Genre: Historical Fantasy Novella

Publication date: March 14

Synopsis: The year is 1850 and Great Britain is flourishing, thanks to the Royal Society of the Esoteric Arts. When a new mage is discovered, Royal Society elites descend like buzzards to snatch up a new apprentice. Talented mages are bought from their families at a tremendous price, while weak mages are snapped up for a pittance. For a lower middle class family like the Gunns, the loss of a son can be disastrous, so when seemingly magical incidents begin cropping up at home, they fear for their Archie’s life and their own livelihoods.

But Archie Gunn isn’t a talented mage. His sister Charlotte is, and to prevent her brother from being imprisoned for false reporting she combines her powers with his to make him seem a better prospect. However, maintaining the charade will mean masquerading as Archie’s assistant, and delaying or destroying her own plans for marriage.

When she discovers a nefarious plot by the sinister Doctor Ledbetter, Charlotte must use all her cunning and guile to protect her family, her secret and her city.

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The reasons this book appeals to me:
  • I read After Atlas by Emma Newman last fall and really liked it so when I saw she had a new book coming out I immediately put it on my list to read.
  • This is a totally different kind of book and not part of the Planetfall series, but it sounds very good.
  • Good cover! I like the Victorian vibe.

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