Hello humans! Today is Want to read Wednesday, the day where I talk about a book I have added to my ‘want to read’ shelf with the hope that it will persuade me to actually get round to reading the thing rather than just lusting after it on my Goodreads page. *Sigh*.
Today I’m talking about a January release that is actually out in a couple of days, Reign of the Fallen was one of those books that somehow amalgamated itself in my head with The Cruel Prince. While the latter of those books was something of a disappointment for me, I’m still hopeful that this book will exceed my expectations.
Odessa is one of Karthia’s master necromancers, catering to the kingdom’s ruling Dead. Whenever a noble dies, it’s Odessa’s job to raise them by retrieving their souls from a dreamy and dangerous shadow world called the Deadlands. But there is a cost to being raised–the Dead must remain shrouded, or risk transforming into zombie-like monsters known as Shades. If even a hint of flesh is exposed, the grotesque transformation will begin.
A dramatic uptick in Shade attacks raises suspicions and fears among Odessa’s necromancer community. Soon a crushing loss of one of their own reveals a disturbing conspiracy: someone is intentionally creating Shades by tearing shrouds from the Dead–and training them to attack. Odessa is faced with a terrifying question: What if her necromancer’s magic is the weapon that brings Karthia to its knees?
I’m a sucker for necromancy, it’s a huge buzzword for me. I see it and I must read it. Couple that with a gorgeous cover and you’ve got me utterly hooked. I’ve got a lot of books on my ‘new releases for January’ list in my Bujo but this is the one that’s still not quite fallen into my lap. Here’s to hopefully reading it soon!
What say you? Are you excited for Reign of the Fallen? Let me know in the comments below!