Waiting on Wednesday: November 2

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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crossroads-on-canopyCrossroads of Canopy

by Thoraiya Dyer

Series: Titan’s Forest #1

Genre: Fantasy

Publication date: January 31

Synopsis: At the highest level of a giant forest, thirteen kingdoms fit seamlessly together to form the great city of Canopy. Thirteen goddesses and gods rule this realm and are continuously reincarnated into human bodies. Canopy’s position in the sun, however, is not without its dark side. The nation’s opulence comes from the labor of slaves, and below its fruitful boughs are two other realms: Understorey and Floor, whose deprived citizens yearn for Canopy’s splendor.

Unar, a determined but destitute young woman, escapes her parents’ plot to sell her into slavery by being selected to serve in the Garden under the goddess Audblayin, ruler of growth and fertility. As a Gardener, she yearns to become Audblayin’s next Bodyguard while also growing sympathetic towards Canopy’s slaves.

When Audblayin dies, Unar sees her opportunity for glory – at the risk of descending into the unknown dangers of Understorey to look for a newborn god. In its depths, she discovers new forms of magic, lost family connections, and murmurs of a revolution that could cost Unar her chance…or grant it by destroying the home she loves..

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The reasons this book appeals to me:
  • This caught my eye initially because of the books about the Raksura written by Martha Wells. That’s one of my favorite series.
  • The Raksura often live in trees, but that sounds like the only similarity to this book!
  • From the synopsis I would say a lot of this book will depend upon what kind of character Unar is.
  • There are lots of books about the haves and have-nots so I’m hoping this book puts a different spin on it.

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