Waiting on Wednesday #58 – A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess

Posted June 29, 2016 by Lillian in Features / 5 Comments

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are all eagerly anticipating.

This week I’m eagerly anticipating A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess. I love a good historical fiction, mix that with fantastical elements and I’m hooked. This debut novel promises just that. Romance, betrayal, and epic fighting all mixed with Henrietta’s abilities….I cannot wait to read this one!!!

Waiting on Wednesday #58 – A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica CluessA Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess
Series: Kingdom on Fire, #1
Published by Random House on 2016-09-20
Length: 416 pages

Henrietta Howel can burst into flames.
Forced to reveal her power to save a friend, she's shocked when instead of being executed, she's invited to train as one of Her Majesty's royal sorcerers.

Thrust into the glamour of Victorian London, Henrietta is declared the chosen one, the girl who will defeat the Ancients, bloodthirsty demons terrorizing humanity. She also meets her fellow sorcerer trainees, handsome young men eager to test her power and her heart. One will challenge her. One will fight for her. One will betray her.

But Henrietta Howel is not the chosen one.
As she plays a dangerous game of deception, she discovers that the sorcerers have their own secrets to protect. With battle looming, what does it mean to not be the one? And how much will she risk to save the city--and the one she loves?

Exhilarating and gripping, Jessica Cluess's spellbinding fantasy introduces Henrietta Howel, a powerful, unforgettable heroine, and an entertaining world filled with magic, monsters, and mayhem.

About Jessica Cluess

Jessica Cluess is a writer and general ne’er-do-well. A graduate of Northwestern University, she now lives and works in Los Angeles, where she has served coffee to the rich and famous.

What are you not-so-patiently waiting on this Wednesday?


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