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Waiting on… The Dragon Round and The Voodoo Killings

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Adorable dragons are necessary for everything, but this one is keeping her eye out for more awesome books :D

It’s been a veeerrrrrry long time since I did a Waiting on Wednesday post, but with 2016 looming, I’m foaming at the mouth for some of these releases and I must make sure you all know about them!

The Dragon Round

For fans of Scott Lynch and Naomi Novik comes a high fantasy epic that blends swashbuckling adventure with a dark tale of vengeance–when a ship captain is stranded on a deserted island by his mutinous crew, he finds a rare dragon egg that just might be the key to his salvation and his revenge.

He only wanted justice. Instead he got revenge.

Jeryon has been the captain of the Comber for over a decade. He knows the rules. He follows the rules. He likes the rules. But not everyone on his ship agrees. When a monstrous dragon attacks the Comber, his surviving crew, vengeful and battle-worn, decide to take the ship for themselves and give Jeryon and his self-righteous apothecary “the captain’s chance:” a small boat with no rudder, no sails, and nothing but the shirts on their backs to survive.

Marooned and fighting for their lives against the elements, Jeryon and his companion discover that the island they’ve landed on isn’t quite as deserted as they originally thought. They find a rare baby dragon that, if trained, just might be their ticket off the island. But as Jeryon and the dragon grow closer, he begins to realize that even if he makes it off the island, his life will never be the same again. In order for justice to be served, he’ll have to take it for himself.

You pretty much had me at “for fans of Scott Lyncha nd Naomi Novik” since that is basically the essence of my favorite fantasy right there. Of course, there being a dragon clearly involved in the story also majorly increases my interest, but also swashbuckling! Swashbuckling + dragons, is there anything better??

The Voodoo Killings

For the first time since we launched Bitten by Kelley Armstrong, Random House Canada is thrilled to announce the debut of a new urban fantasy series. Kristi Charish’s The Voodoo Killings introduces Kincaid Strange, not your average voodoo practitioner…

For starters, she’s only 27. Then there’s the fact that she lives in rain-soaked Seattle, which is not exactly Haiti. And she’s broke. With raising zombies outlawed throughout the continental USA, Kincaid has to eke out a living running seances for university students with more money than brains who are desperate for guitar lessons with the ghost of a Seattle grunge rocker–who happens to be Kincaid’s on-again, off-again roommate.

Then a stray zombie turns up outside her neighbourhood bar: Cameron Wight, an up-and-coming visual artist with no recollection of how he died or who raised him. Not only is it dangerous for Kincaid to be caught with an unauthorized zombie, she soon realizes he’s tied to a spate of murders: someone is targeting the zombies and voodoo practitioners in Seattle’s infamous Underground City, a paranormal hub. When the police refuse to investigate, the City’s oldest and foremost zombie asks Kincaid to help. Raising ghosts and zombies is one thing, but finding a murderer? She’s broke, but she’s not stupid.

And then she becomes the target…As the saying goes, when it rains it pours, especially in Seattle.

I’m also insanely excited for the first of this voodoo urban fantasy series! When I first heard this pitched, I knew instantly that I needed it. Normally I’m afraid of zombies, but these ones don’t sound so bad, and really there needs to be more voodoo in my fantasy reading.

What are you looking forward to?
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  1. Not a huge zombie fan either, but Voodoo Killings does sound like it’s a bit different.

  2. I also featured The Dragon Round last week, and for the same reasons you did! Loved the description and the comparisons to a couple of my favorite authors. I also just got a copy of it from Edel this week, it went up the same day my WoW for it went up, I saw it as a sign I had to request and read ;)
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  3. OOh nice picks! Both are totally new to me but I hope you thoroughly enjoy them both once you read them!

    Here’s my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  4. Both look great and I featured Voodoo Killings last week. I may have to keep my eyes open for The Dragon Round.

  5. I’m waiting on both of these as well – BUT, I didn’t know that Voodoo Killings had a cover, so of course I bolted straight to Goodreads to add it to my tbr shelf :D Awesome picks Anya, The Dragon Round sounds incredible and man that cover is still just as gorgeous as when I first laid eyes on it ♥
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    • Yes! It’s not the cover I was expecting, but it is growing on me a lot. I’m really excited to see how it is different/same to the Owl series.

  6. I’m waiting on both of these too! I just nabbed The Dragon Round from Edelweiss and I’m excited to see a new book from Kristi Charish. Sooo many good 2016 books, right?
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    • Yey, I didn’t realize Dragon Round was up on Edelweiss since it didn’t have the cover, thanks for letting me know *crosses fingers*

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