Wondrous Words and Can’t Wait Wednesday : Sidewinders, (The Fire Sacraments #2) By Robert VS Redick

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 :Sidewinders, (The Fire Sacraments #2) By Robert VS Redick.

SidewindersTwo brothers flee an army of fanatics across a vast and magical desert in this white-knuckle sequel to Master Assassins from Robert V.S. Redick, author of The Red Wolf Conspiracy.

The worst of rivals, the closest of friends, the two most wanted men in a war-torn world: Kandri and Mektu Hinjuman have cheated death so often it’s begun to feel like a way of life. But nothing has prepared them for the danger and enchantment of the Ravenous Lands. This sprawling, lethal desert is the brothers’ last hope, for they have killed the favorite son of Her Radiance the Prophet, and her death-priests and magical servants are hunting them day and night.

But there are dangers even within their caravan. Some of their fellow travelers worship the Prophet in secret. Others, including Mektu, have become obsessed with a bejeweled dagger that seems to afflict its owners with madness or death.

At stake is far more than the lives of two runaway soldiers. Kandri is carrying an encoded cure for the World Plague, a disease that has raged for centuries—while far from the desert, certain criminals have learned just how lucrative a plague can be. Are they using the Prophet, or being used by her? Who, in this game of shadows, can Kandri trust?

He knows one thing, however: they must reach Kasralys, great and beautiful fortress-city of the east. Only there can the precious cure be deciphered. Only there can Kandri seek word of the lover who vanished one night without a trace.

But Kasralys, never conquered in 3,000 years, is about to face its greatest siege in history.

Expected Publication July 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 :


Ophidiophobia is a particular type of specific phobia, the abnormal fear of snakes. It is sometimes called by a more general term, herpetophobia, fear of reptiles. The word comes from the Greek words “ophis” (ὄφις), snake, and “phobia” (φοβία) meaning fear.

About a third of adult humans are ophidiophobic, making this the most common reported phobia.

Are you afraid of snakes or are you an Arachnophobe?

Anyway, this is the book that inspired the thought process:



8 Responses to “Wondrous Words and Can’t Wait Wednesday : Sidewinders, (The Fire Sacraments #2) By Robert VS Redick”

  1. Mareli Thalwitzer

    Hi there Lynn! What a great idea to combine the two features!

    I’m one of the very few people around who can’t really say I’m scared of snakes. I live in Africa, it’s a given that you will come across them somewhere. I don’t particularly like them either, but I definitely don’t have a phobia.

    The last house on needless street tickles me. I am going to take a look!

    I appreciate you taking part in the Wondrous Words Wednesday! You are welcome to leave your link in the Mr Winky!

    Here’s the link to my WWW: Librocubicularist – WWW

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks Marelia – I can’t imagine not being afraid of snakes, although, tbh, I’m not flat out terrified – well I would be if I came face to face with one, or it was moving quickly, so long as there’s some distance I’m okay – well, quite a bit of distance.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Tammy

    I haven’t read the first book in that series, but wow it sounds good! And I’m dying to start The Last House on Needless Street. I am definitely more afraid of spiders than snakes!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I enjoyed the first in series, it was very impressive, so keen to pick up No.2. Oh yes, spiders are pretty much my nightmare.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    I remember The Red Wolf Conspiracy! That was so long ago that I read it though, glad to see he’ll have a new book out.

    • @lynnsbooks

      This is actually No.2, Master Assassins made a very good start to the series so I’m looking forward to this one.
      Lynn 😀

  4. waytoofantasy

    Somehow I haven’t heard of this author but that series looks fun! Hope you enjoy this sequel, Lynn!

    • @lynnsbooks

      The first was good and this sounds equally so. So, hope my expectations aren’t unrealistic. Fingers crossed.
      Lynn 😀

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