Wednesday 14 December 2016

Waiting on Wednesday #137: Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist #1) by Renée Adhieh

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. It spotlights books that have not yet been released, but ones that you should pre-order today! This week's book that I am anxiously awaiting is:

Flame in the Mist
by Renée Ahdieh


The daughter of a prominent samurai, Mariko has long known her place - she may be an accomplished alchemist, whose cunning rivals that of her brother Kenshin, but she is not a boy, her future has always been out of her hands. At just seventeen years old, Mariko is promised to Minamoto Raiden, the son of the emperor's favorite consort - a political marriage that will elevate her family's standing. But en route to the imperial city of Inanko, Mariko narrowly escapes a bloody ambush by a dangerous gang of bandits know as the Black Clan, who she learns has been hired to kill her before she reaches the palace.

Dressed as a peasant boy, Mariko sets out to infiltrate the ranks of the Black Clan, determined to track down the person responsible for the target on her back. But she's quickly captured and taken to the Black Clan's secret hideout, where she meets their leader, the rebel ronin Takeda Ranmura, and his second-in-command, his best friend Okami. Still believing her to be a boy, Ranmaru and Okami eventually warm to Mariko, impressed by her intellect and ingenuity. As Mariko gets closer to the Black Clan, she uncovers a dark history of secrets, of betrayal and murder, which will force her to question everything she's ever known.


Why I Can't Wait

Earlier this year I read The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh and I absolutely loved it. Besides that I have always been intrigued by the Japanese samurai culture and Japanese culture in general. So I really can't wait to get my hands on this one.

Expected publication: May 2nd


1 comment:

  1. Oooh this book looks amazing! And I LOVE that cover, so striking :) Here's my WoW


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