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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we all feature upcoming books we're eagerly anticipating.
I've altered things a little to include one book that hasn't come out yet and one but that has already been published but I still haven't gotten around to reading yet.
American teenager Gabi Betarrini accidentally finds herself in sixteenth-century Italy.
Knights. Swords. Horses. Armor. And Italian hotties!
Most American teens want an Italian vacation, but the Betarrini sisters have spent every summer of their lives there with their archaeologist parents. Stuck on yet another hot, dusty dig, they are bored out of their minds... until they place their hands atop handprints in an ancient tomb and find themselves catapulted into the sixteenth-century—and in the middle of a fierce battle between knights bent on killing one another.Knights, swords, horses, Italian hotties? Um, yes please! Plus, it's historical fiction and time travel. I am so looking forward to this!
I'm not sure if I'll be able to get my hands on a copy anytime soon, but if I can, I'm going to read this for a few of my challenges:
Legend states that there exists a mighty sword that makes its possessor invincible to his enemies. But there is a curse on anyone who lifts the sword for conquest. King Kareed of Archeld goes after this sword anyway, winning it from the King of Bellandra. When he returns home from battle, he brings his daughter, Princess Torina, two special gifts. One is a unique crystal, in which she can view visions of the future. The other gift is the defeated king’s son Landen, who is to be her slave.
Torina immediately releases Landen, who becomes a member of the King’s army and her close friend. But trouble is lurking in the kingdom of Archeld and people are accusing Landen of plotting against the King. Torina refuses to believe he would hurt her family. Then Torina begins seeing deadly visions in her crystal. Can she save her father’s life and the future of her kingdom?
This book was recommended by two of my favorite bloggers. It sounds like my kind of high fantasy. I can't wait! (Wish it had a better cover though).
As a bonus, The Seer and the Sword will qualify for a bunch of challenges:
- Wish I'd Read That Challenge (read books you wish you've read but haven't yet)
- Into the Old World Reading Challenge (read books published prior to 2009)
- 350 Page Books Challenge (read books with 350 or more pages)
While you are waiting for your books, you can learn