Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. The weekly event is meant to showcase eagerly anticipated upcoming releases…and to spread the word! This week I’m excited about:
Author: A.A. Aguirre
Publisher: Ace Books
Anticipated Publication Date: April 29th, 2014
As powerful magic comes creeping back, dangerous days are dawning …
Criminal Investigation Division inspectors Janus Mikani and Celeste Ritsuko were lucky to make it out of their last mission alive. Since then, strange troubles have plagued the city of steam and shadows, apparently as a result of magic released during the CID inspectors’ desperate interruption of an ancient ritual. The fabric of the world has been unsettled, and the Council has assigned Mikani and Ritsuko to investigate.
They soon discover that matters are worse than they imagined. Machines have developed minds of their own, cragger pirates are raiding the seas with relentless aggression, and mad elementals are running amok. As the chaos builds to a crescendo, Mikani and Ritsuko must fight a war on two fronts—and this time, they may not be able to turn the deadly tide .
After reading her incredible SF Sirantha Jax series, Ann Aguirre – one half of the spousal writing duo of A.A. Aguirre, the second being her husband Andres – is a permanent fixture on my auto-buy list. Looking forward to delving into what’s sure to be a compelling and original steampunk offering from one of my favourite authors. The first installment in the series, Bronze Gods, has generated some really positive buzz; if you haven’t read an Aguirre book yet, this series looks like a great place to start!