“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine.
by Rae Carson
Expected Publication: July 30, 2013
At fifteen years old, Hector is the youngest squire in the most elite military force in the country. And his first day is disastrous. Everyone assumes the only reason he was recruited is his close personal association with King Alejandro, not because he’s really earned it.
But Alejandro needs Hector for a secret mission, one that gives him the chance to prove to everyone—including himself—that he is worthy to be a Royal Guard. Hector must break into the ancient Fortress of Wind to retrieve something so important that the kingdom’s future depends on it. What Hector finds in the fortress will stretch his bond of friendship with his king near to breaking. And it will prepare him to become the fearsome warrior and lord commander Elisa will never let go.
A riveting prequel to Rae Carson’s epic and acclaimed Fire and Thorns series.
Do I really need to explain my overwhelming, all-consuming need for this novella? In a word… Hector. Hector is an incredible character with incredible character and possibly one of my favorite book boys OF ALL TIME. Getting his back story… well let’s just say, there’s a choir of angels singing somewhere, and it is glorious.
Oh, how excited I am for this novella! I’m almost as excited for this as I am to read the Bitter Kingdom! I mean, Hector’s POV???? COME ON!!!! He is seriously the best book boy I’ve read since Mr. Darcy…perhaps because they are in a league of extraordinary book men rather than your average book boy…I digress. Some serious awesome in store here. Bring it on.
So… what are you looking forward to this Wednesday?