Wondrous Words and Can’t Wait Wednesday : The Broken God (The Black Iron Legacy #3 by Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan

Every Wednesday I take part in Can’t Wait Wednesday, I’m also hoping to take part in a new meme being hosted by Elza Reads called Wondrous Words Wednesday.  I’ll be combining these into the same posts as they’re both short and sweet.

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 Broken God (The Black Iron Legacy #3 by Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan


Enter a city of dragons and darkness.

The Godswar has come to Guerdon, dividing the city between three occupying powers. While the fragile Armistice holds back the gods, other forces seek to extend their influence. The criminal dragons of the Ghierdana ally with the surviving thieves – including Spar Idgeson, once heir to the Brotherhood of Thieves, now transformed into the living stone of the New City.

Meanwhile, far across the sea, Spar’s friend Carillon Thay travels towards the legendary land of Khebesh, but she, too, becomes enmeshed in the schemes of the Ghierdana – and in her own past. Can she find what she wants when even the gods seek vengeance against her?

Expected Publication : May 2021



This meme was first created by Kathy over at Bermuda Onion Blog and has now been adopted by Elza Reads.

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you can share new words that you’ve encountered, or spotlight words you love.

No rules just enjoy and for further info check out Elza Reads.

My word this week is: – well, I had quite a few to choose from this week (I made notes – I can learn)


Stovies (also stovy tattiesstoved potatoesstovers or stovocks) is a Scottish dish based on potatoes. Recipes and ingredients vary widely but the dish contains potatoes, fat, usually (but not always) onions and often (but again not always) pieces of meat. In some versions, other vegetables may also be added.

The potatoes are cooked by slow stewing in a closed pot with fat and often a small amount of water or sometimes other liquids, such as milk, stock or meat jelly. Stovies may be served accompanied by cold meat or oatcakes and, sometimes, with pickled beetroot.

“To stove” means “to stew” in Scots. The term is from the French adjective étuvé which translates as braised. Versions without meat may be termed barfit and those with meat as high-heelers.


So, potatoes – gotta love em.  Boil em, mash em, stick em in a stew (or stovie).  Plus I love that included in the definition is the names for different versions – so if you include meat your stovies are known as ‘high-heelers’ – I assumed that was based on whether you could afford to put meat in your stew or not – and this does seem to be the case as ‘barfit’ (without meat) translates to barefoot.  So you either went barefoot or high heeled.

Stovie – it has a lovely warm feeling to it somehow.

And the book where I noted this was the Library of the dead by TL Huchu.  Description here.


That’s it for this week.  If you’re taking part in both of these or either please don’t forget to link up.


10 Responses to “Wondrous Words and Can’t Wait Wednesday : The Broken God (The Black Iron Legacy #3 by Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan”

  1. Tammy

    I love the cover for The Broken God, although I’m behind and haven’t read the second book yet. And stovies sound so good, you’ve made me hungry now!

  2. Bob/Sally

    That reminds me, I still need to get around to reading The Gutter Prayer. So many books, so little time.

  3. Heather @ Random Redheaded Ramblings

    I loved reading the Library of the Dead, it was a great read! As a Scot, I love stovies, they were served at our wedding reception and they make an extremely delicious meal.

    • @lynnsbooks

      They sound delicious too – and served at your wedding reception, fantastic.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Ooh, glad to hear news about The Broken God!

  5. waytoofantasy

    I’ve heard so many great things about The Gutter Prayer and I keep meaning to start this series. Maybe one day. I hope you love this one!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Ahh, sad though it is to admit it, we can’t read them all can we.
      Lynn 😀

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