Wishlist Wednesday [#41]

Welcome back to Wednesday! I hope you’ve all done something exciting since last time we met – if not, shame on you! Go outside and climb a tree for fun and then you may come back here.

Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted @ Pen to Paper where we get to feature a book that’s been on our wishlist for a long time that we want to buy/read! I have a hugely extensive list that I keep updated over on The Book Depository so I’m never short of books that I’m wishing on.

Where do I make my lists? First and foremost I use my “sound good” shelf on Goodreads where I basically keep track of all the books I’ve encountered that tickle my fancy. BUT, The Book Depository has my most concise list of all the books that I so dearly want to throw my money at and look at one my shelf.

 This week I’m wishing on . . .


by John Gwynne

book #1 in The Faithful and the Fallen series

Genre: Epic Fantasy
Author: John Gwynne
Published: December 2012
Publisher: Tor
Pages: 672 {hardback}

A black sun is rising …
Young Corban watches enviously as boys become warriors under King Brenin’s rule, learning the art of war. He yearns to wield his sword and spear to protect his king’s realm. But that day will come all too soon. Only when he loses those he loves will he learn the true price of courage.
The Banished Lands has a violent past where armies of men and giants clashed shields in battle, the earth running dark with their heartsblood. Although the giant-clans were broken in ages past, their ruined fortresses still scar the land. But now giants stir anew, the very stones weep blood and there are sightings of giant wyrms. Those who can still read the signs see a threat far greater than the ancient wars. Sorrow will darken the world, as angels and demons make it their battlefield. Then there will be a war to end all wars.
High King Aquilus summons his fellow kings to council, seeking an alliance in this time of need. Some are skeptical, fighting their own border skirmishes against pirates and giants. But prophesy indicates darkness and light will demand two champions, the Black Sun and the Bright Star. They would be wise to seek out both, for if the Black Sun gains ascendancy, mankind’s hopes and dreams will fall to dust.

I remember I first saw this book in Waterstones in Cork, Ireland. As you do. I noticed it because have you even seen that cover? Do you have any idea of the self control it took to not just flat out buy it then and there? (The reason I didn’t was because I was already holding ten other books which I did buy (don’t look at me like that)). I’m thinking that this will be the next Epic Fantasy series that I pick up once I polish off the few that I already have on the go!


buy the book from The Book Depository, free delivery

 Other books by Gwynne . . .

Legends II Stories in Honour of David Gemmell

Genre: Anthology, Young Adult, Epic Fantasy
Published: January 2015
Publisher: NewCon Press
Pages: 215 {paperback}

Blackguard: Tales of Assassins, Mercenaries, and Rogues

Genre: Anthology, Fantasy (Dark)
Published: April 2015
Publisher: Ragnarok Publications
Pages: 738 {paperback}

 Have you read this? What did you think of it?

Let me know in the comments below!

End Note

~~ Kirstie ~~

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