Welcome back to Waiting on Wednesday! WoW is a weekly meme started by Breaking the Spine. Here’s the title I’m most looking forward to this week:
Shadow Run by Adrianne Strickland and Michael Miller
Description (from Goodreads):
“Firefly” meets DUNE in this action-packed sci-fi adventure about a close-knit, found family of a crew navigating a galaxy of political intrigue and resource-driven power games.
Nev has just joined the crew of the starship Kaitan Heritage as the cargo loader. His captain, Qole, is the youngest-ever person to command her own ship, but she brooks no argument from her crew of orphans, fugitives, and con men. Nev can’t resist her, even if her ship is an antique.
As for Nev, he’s a prince, in hiding on the ship. He believes Qole holds the key to changing galactic civilization, and when her cooperation proves difficult to obtain, Nev resolves to get her to his home planet by any means necessary.
But before they know it, a rival royal family is after Qole too, and they’re more interested in stealing her abilities than in keeping her alive.
Nev’s mission to manipulate Qole becomes one to save her, and to survive, she’ll have to trust her would-be kidnapper. He may be royalty, but Qole is discovering a deep reservoir of power—and stars have mercy on whoever tries to hurt her ship or her crew.
Release Date: March 21, 2017
Why I’m Waiting: a found family on an antiquated ship… sounds an awful lot like Firefly, in the best possible way. A high octane space opera with galactic politics going on in the background and secret royalty? All of this is right up my alley.
What are you waiting on this Wednesday?