Random Musings by Frodosco

Waiting On Wednesday #4

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by the fantastic people over at Breaking The Spine that highlights upcoming releases that we are excited about.

For this week my pre-publication selection that I can’t wait for is:

Fade to Black by Francis Knight

Set For Release On: February 7th, 2013 

Summary from Goodreads: Mahala: a city built in the dark depths of a valley. A city built up in layers, not across – where streets are built upon streets, buildings balance precariously upon buildings. A city that the Ministry rules from its lofty perch at the sunlit summit & where the forsaken lurk in the shadowy depths of the Pit.

Rojan is a bounty hunter trying to make his way in the city. Everyone knows he’s a womaniser, a shirker of all responsibility, but they don’t know he’s also a pain-mage: able to draw magic from his own & other people’s pain. He’s not keen on using it (not least because it’s outlawed), but when his niece is abducted and taken to the dark depths of the Pit, he may just be forced to unleash his power . . .

I am already really excited to see how the world building works out with the way they described the city. Can you even imagine living in a place like that? There are of course a bunch of metaphors that you can see right off with that structuralization type and it will be interesting to see how Knight conveys them.

Does Fade to Black sound interesting to you? What book are you “Waiting On”? Let me know in the comments and/or leave your link and I will make sure to stop by! Thanks for checking out my Waiting On Wednesday post, hopefully you’ll come “hopping” back soon! ^.^

37 responses

  1. That sounds so interesting! I’d never heard of it before, but you’re right, it will be really cool to see how it the world is realised. Great pick 😀

    Shaheen @ Speculating on SpecFic
    Check out what I’m waiting on!

    October 24, 2012 at 12:30 am

  2. I’ve not heard of this book. Thanks for sharing! awesome cover!


    October 24, 2012 at 1:23 am

  3. Sounds like an interesting world and I love bounty hunters! Thanks for stopping by!

    October 24, 2012 at 1:25 am

  4. Woha this sounds so good! I haven’t seen this book before and I have to check it out. Thanks for sharing.

    Here is my WOW post

    October 24, 2012 at 1:38 am

  5. Well this one definitely sounds interesting! I hadn’t heard of it before but I would love to give it a try now. I’ll be adding it to my to-read list! Great pick and thanks for sharing!
    Come check out my WOW post.

    October 24, 2012 at 2:25 am

  6. Thanks for stopping by. Great pick x

    October 24, 2012 at 2:25 am

  7. I also wondering how the world building will work out in this book. It’s a very interesting concept!

    October 24, 2012 at 2:53 am

  8. This sounds interesting. I’ve added it to my TBR list! Thanks for sharing!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW too. =)

    Sabina @ Delirious About Books

    October 24, 2012 at 3:09 am

  9. Varsha Dinesh

    Awesome cover. Of course, I’m a little bummed because it’s so similar to my WIP, with the city especially, but mine’s way different in plot so…
    Here’s my WoW

    October 24, 2012 at 3:43 am

  10. This sounds really interesting, I will be ading it on my TBR list!

    Here’s My WoW!

    October 24, 2012 at 4:32 am

  11. This book sounds different from any other one I’ve heard of. I’ll keep an eye out for it!

    Christina @ Ensconced in YA
    My WoW

    October 24, 2012 at 6:52 am

  12. That DOES sound pretty good. I’m always interested to see how other authors build their fantasy/dystopian worlds. Thanks for sharing this! I’ll TBR it! 😀

    October 24, 2012 at 7:48 am

  13. The world sounds interesting and a bounty hunter? Awesome! Great pick! 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by my post!

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

    October 24, 2012 at 8:17 am

  14. sqt

    I put this one up awhile back. I won’t lie, the cover had something to do with it. Though I’m really interested in the ‘pain mage’ aspect of the story too. Thanks for stopping by!

    October 24, 2012 at 8:54 am

  15. Wow, never heard of this one but it sounds awesome! Great cover, great premise, cool world–I’m in! Thanks for featuring it, and thanks for the follow, too! 🙂

    October 24, 2012 at 9:07 am

  16. This sounds like a dark story, I’m not sure if it’s my type of read but I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by The Readers Den. 🙂

    October 24, 2012 at 9:09 am

  17. Carmen Brack

    I’ve never heard of this one before but it sounds like it’s made of awesome o.O I’m also really curious about the worldbuilding, and I love stories about assassins and bounty hunters. The cover looks geat, too!
    Thanks for pointing this one out to me, and for stopping by my WoW 🙂

    October 24, 2012 at 9:44 am

  18. never heard of it, looks good though.
    my “Waiting on Wednesday”
    Katie @ Inkk

    October 24, 2012 at 10:56 am

  19. Sounds like an intriguing choice.

    October 24, 2012 at 11:09 am

  20. I haven’t heard of this before now but it looks pretty good! I will be keeping my eyes out for it!

    October 24, 2012 at 11:14 am

  21. First time hearing of it but it does look amazing and I lovee the cover. Thanks so much for sharing & for stopping by my post 🙂

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

    October 24, 2012 at 11:58 am

  22. This book and author are totally unknown to me, but it sounds very interesting and like something I would enjoy. Added it to my TBR. Now I am waiting on it too. 🙂
    Here’s my Wow.

    October 24, 2012 at 2:09 pm

  23. I think I have another book I need to add to my TBR list!!! Thanks for spotlighting it and bring it to my attention!!

    October 24, 2012 at 2:23 pm

  24. Ooh this one looks really good! Thanks for sharing 😀

    Jaime @ Two Chicks On Books

    October 24, 2012 at 3:44 pm

  25. This one sounds really interesting, and I’m not sure I would have given it a second glance without WoW! The cover is giving me some creepy vibes, too

    October 24, 2012 at 5:31 pm

  26. Awesome pick! Fade to Black is new to me but I totally want to read it. Sweet cover art.

    October 24, 2012 at 6:29 pm

  27. This sounds awesome! It is new to me but I am definitely adding it to my tbr! Great pick!

    October 24, 2012 at 6:30 pm

  28. Sounds interesting. I like the cover. Thanks for sharing!

    October 24, 2012 at 7:39 pm

  29. This sounds like my kind of book! Fantastic pick! Thanks for sharing!

    Chapter by Chapter

    October 24, 2012 at 8:19 pm

  30. This does sound interesting! This is the first I have heard about it! Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog!

    October 24, 2012 at 8:30 pm

  31. Great pick! I haven’t heard about this but it does sound very interesting. Especially the world building was great. Thanks for visiting my post!

    October 24, 2012 at 9:15 pm

  32. Wow, this really does sounds good – the world-building already sounds intriguing and amazing! And the cover is exactly how I am imagining everything.
    Great pick! Thanks so much for the rec AND for stopping by my blog today and following, I appreciate it 🙂

    October 24, 2012 at 9:26 pm

  33. Awesome cover! So eerie and it sounds really interesting.
    Nice pick! Thanks for stopping by.

    Janus @ The Blair Book Project

    October 24, 2012 at 11:44 pm

  34. Great pick and the book seems interesting! Thanks for stopping by my WoW. 🙂


    October 25, 2012 at 3:09 am

  35. Wendy @ Escape Into Fiction

    Awesome! I hadn’t heard of this one but it sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Wendy @ Escape Into Fiction

    October 25, 2012 at 9:18 am

  36. You’re right, it will be interesting to see how the world-building works out. Very intriguing.
    If you get a chance, visit my WoW.

    October 25, 2012 at 11:20 am

  37. This book definitely sounds interesting but I’ll need a few positive reviews to sway me into trying it out.

    Thanks for stopping by The Book Slayer

    October 25, 2012 at 6:29 pm

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