Waiting on Wednesday: The Burning Isle by Will Panzo

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.  Every Wednesday we get to highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  This week I’m highlighting: The Burning Isle by Will Panzo which sounds really good:

The Burning Isle

A powerful and gripping debut grimdark fantasy novel, set in a world of criminals, pirates, assassins, and magic…

“A man has only three reasons for being anywhere: to right a wrong, to earn a coin, or because he is lost.”

Cassius is not lost…

The mage Cassius has just arrived on the island of Scipio. Five miles of slum on the edge of fifty miles of jungle, Scipio is a lawless haven for criminals, pirates, and exiles. The city is split in two, each half ruled by a corrupt feudal lord. Both of them answer to a mysterious general who lives deep in the jungle with his army, but they still constantly battle for power. If a man knows how to turn their discord to his advantage, he might also turn a profit…

But trained on the Isle of Twelve, Cassius is no ordinary spellcaster, and his goal is not simply money. This a treacherous island where the native gods are restless, and anything can happen…

Due out October.


18 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: The Burning Isle by Will Panzo”

  1. TheTattooedBookGeek

    Hadn’t heard about the book before, it looks and sounds really good. 🙂

  2. Lisa (@TenaciousReader)

    Pirates AND Assassins! Yep, sounds good 🙂

  3. Tammy

    This book is new to me so yay! Wow, I love the sound of this, especially the grim dark description. Thanks for the heads up!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, it sounds great – I hope it lives up to the description!
      Lynn 😀

  4. Barb(boxermommyreads)

    Great cover and who can pass up assassins, pirates and magic. I adore dark books so I will definitely have to check this out!

  5. DJ (@MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape)

    You are becoming the place to go to find out about new Roman setting books 🙂

  6. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I have this one on my list too! Can’t say no to grimdark fantasy … 🙂

  7. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    “criminals, pirates, assassins, and magic”? Say no more: I’m hooked! 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      It sounds really good doesn’t it – and yet I hadn’t heard of it until day before yesterday!
      Lynn 😀

  8. Danya @ Fine Print

    A debut? Yay, finally a fantasy book where I don’t need to play catch-up! Pirates don’t hurt either. 😉

    • @lynnsbooks

      I know – I love not starting a series and being really far behind!
      Lynn 😀

  9. sjhigbee

    It’s a fabulous cover… And I love the premise:)

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