Waiting On Wednesday #43: Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s book:

Book cover for Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan
Sword and Verse
Author: Kathy MacMillan
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: January 19, 2016

Summary (from Goodreads): Raisa was just a child when she was sold to work as a slave in the kingdom of Qilara. Despite her young age, her father was teaching her to read and write, grooming her to take his place as a Learned One. In Qilara, the Arnathim, like Raisa, are the lowest class, and literacy is a capital offense. What’s more, only the king, prince, tutor, and tutor-in-training are allowed to learn the very highest order language, the language of the gods. So when the tutor-in-training is executed for teaching slaves this sacred language, and Raisa is selected to replace her, Raisa knows any slipup on her part could mean death.

Keeping her secret is hard enough, but the romance that’s been growing between her and Prince Mati isn’t helping matters. Then Raisa is approached by the Resistance—an underground army of slave rebels—to help liberate Arnath slaves. She wants to free her people, but that would mean aiding a war against Mati. As Raisa struggles with what to do, she discovers a secret that the Qilarites have been hiding for centuries—one that, if uncovered, could bring the kingdom to its knees.

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Sword and Verse sounds like just my kind of book! I am a huge fan of high fantasies with rebels and kingdoms. I find it very interesting how in this book, reading is illegal. I definitely wouldn’t be able to live without books! I am super excited for this one and I’m glad that there is only a short wait now.

6 thoughts on “Waiting On Wednesday #43: Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan

  1. Jaime Lynn says:

    I couldn’t handle life without books! What a miserable thing that would be! Thank you for reminding me about this awesome story. I am definitely looking forward to it. And I am a HUGE fan of the cover!

  2. Olivia-Savannah says:

    I do like my fair share of high fantasy so I can picture myself liking this one quite a bit! I would love to see how it turns out for me too. Will add this one to the TBR list of mine :3

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