"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week, I'm featuring:
A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir
Book Three of the An Ember in the Ashes series
Publication Date: April 10, 2018
Summary (from Goodreads):
Beyond the Empire and within it, the threat of war looms ever larger.
The Blood Shrike, Helene Aquilla, is assailed on all sides. Emperor Marcus, haunted by his past, grows increasingly unstable, while the Commandant capitalizes on his madness to bolster her own power. As Helene searches for a way to hold back the approaching darkness, her sister’s life and the lives of all those in the Empire hang in the balance.
Far to the east, Laia of Serra knows the fate of the world lies not in the machinations of the Martial court, but in stopping the Nightbringer. But while hunting for a way to bring him down, Laia faces unexpected threats from those she hoped would aid her, and is drawn into a battle she never thought she’d have to fight.
And in the land between the living and the dead, Elias Veturius has given up his freedom to serve as Soul Catcher. But in doing so, he has vowed himself to an ancient power that will stop at nothing to ensure Elias’s devotion—even at the cost of his humanity.
Y'all, I am 100% here for these covers. Not just for the brown rep (yay though), but because they are so different. And that typography! I love the font. I hate mid-series cover changes as much as the next person, but I really like these covers. Although I may need to get the rest of the series in paperback rather than hardcover... too many books! I'm mostly interested in Elias's journey, ehhh on Laia and 100% apathetic about Helene. Elias though! He really makes the series (in my opinion).