Waiting on Wednesday : The Tower of Living and Dying (Empires of Dust #2) by Anna Smith Spark

Can't Wait Wednesday

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme that was originally created by Breaking the Spine.  Unfortunately Breaking the Spine are no longer hosting so I’m now linking my posts up to Wishful Endings Can’t Wait Wednesday. Don’t forget to stop over, link up and check out what books everyone else is waiting for.  If you want to take part, basically, every Wednesday, we highlight a book that we’re really looking forward to.  This week my book is: The Tower of Living and Dying (Empires of Dust #2) by Anna Smith Spark

A powerhouse story of bloodshed, ambition, and fate, The Tower of Living and Dying is a continuation of Anna Smith Spark’s brilliant Empires of Dust trilogy, which began with The Court of Broken Knives.

Marith has been a sellsword, a prince, a murderer, a demon, and dead. But something keeps bringing him back to life, and now there is nothing stopping him from taking back the throne that is rightfully his.

Thalia, the former high priestess, remains Marith’s only tenuous grasp to whatever goodness he has left. His left hand and his last source of light, Thalia still believes that the power that lies within him can be used for better ends. But as more forces gather beneath Marith’s banner, she can feel her influence slipping.

Read the second book in this “gritty and glorious!” (Miles Cameron) epic fantasy series reminiscent of Joe Abercrombie and Mark Lawrence where the exiled son of a king fights to reclaim his throne no matter the cost.

Due for publication July/August 2018



20 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday : The Tower of Living and Dying (Empires of Dust #2) by Anna Smith Spark”

  1. Tammy

    Cool, I had not seen both covers. I LOVE the UK cover!

  2. proxyfish

    Gorgeous covers!!! And wow. Yep. I’m buying the first book now. You’ve definitely convinced me! 😀

  3. DJ (@MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape)

    But these covers though! This time, I’d have to give it to the UK. As for the books… based off the reception from the first, it probably going to be a series I’ll want to read when it’s completed 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I did enjoy the first. I struggled for the first couple of chapters to get used to the writing style but then I just fell in love with it.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    Wow, hope you enjoy this sequel as much as you loved the first. I must be strange because I really love the US one.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I like both of these covers and think they look really good next to each other.
      Lynn 😀

  5. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    The cover on the right is quite powerful!
    And having enjoyed the first book, I can’t wait to see where the story will go now… 🙂

  6. Carmen

    It sounds sooo good! Enjoy it! 🙂

  7. Greg

    Wow these look great- I love both those covers! Sounds like a gritty fantasy.

    • @lynnsbooks

      It was a gritty fantasy, I loved the writing and these covers are just gorgeous – and they complement each other.
      Lynn 😀

  8. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Really looking forward to this one too. So many good sequels coming out this year!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, lots and lots of lovely books to look forward to.
      Lynn 😀

  9. sjhigbee

    I missed the first one in this series when it first came out – I need to catch up if I can. Thank you for sharing, Lynn:)

    • @lynnsbooks

      I thought the writing in the first was excellent – I had a bit of a shaky start but then I found myself being hooked to the page.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        *sigh* Another one I need to make a note of then…

      • @lynnsbooks

        Haha – yeah, I know how you feel.
        Lynn 😀

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