It’s that time again! Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. Here is what I’m looking forward to this week:
The Valiant by Lesley Livingston
Description (from Goodreads):
The youngest daughter of a proud Celtic king, Fallon has always lived in the shadow of her older sister Sorcha’s legendary reputation as a warrior. But when Fallon was a young child, the armies of Julius Caesar invaded the island of Britain and her beloved older sister was killed in battle.
On the eve of her seventeenth birthday, Fallon is excited to follow in her sister’s footsteps and earn her rightful place in her father’s royal war band. But she never gets the chance. Instead, Fallon is captured by a band of ruthless brigands who sell her to an exclusive training school for female gladiators—and its most influential patron is none other than Julius Caesar himself. In a cruel twist of fate, Fallon’s worst enemy, the man who destroyed her family, might be her only hope of survival.
Now, Fallon must overcome vicious rivalries, chilling threats and the dangerous attention of Caesar himself to survive the deadly fights that take place both in and out of the arena—and claim her place in history among the Valiant.
Release Date: February 14, 2017
Why I’m Waiting: I am a huge fan of Lesley Livingston’s work. I’m pretty sure I’ve read everything she’s put out: the Wondrous Strange trilogy, the Starling trilogy, the Once trilogy… lots of trilogies there. It’s safe to say Lesley Livingston is an autobuy author for me at this point. She did a wonderful job tackling the world of ancient Rome in some of her previous work, so I know this is an era she’s already researched and excelled at writing about. But even if I wasn’t familiar with her previous work, the synopsis alone would have me anticipating this one. Also: THAT COVER. I’m getting serious Xena: Warrior Princess vibes over here!
What are you waiting on this Wednesday?