Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday: 4.1.09

Despite the theme of this day, I can assure you this is not an April Fool's Joke. I am very much anticipating this book.

Thirteenth Child by Patricia C. Wrede

From "Eff was born a thirteenth child. Her twin brother, Lan, is the seventh son of a seventh son. This means he's supposed to possess amazing talent -- and she's supposed to bring only bad things to her family and her town. Undeterred, her family moves to the frontier, where her father will be a professor of magic at a school perilously close to the magical divide that separates settlers from the beasts of the wild.

With wit and wonder, Patricia Wrede creates an alternate history of westward expansion that will delight fans of both J. K. Rowling and Laura Ingalls Wilder. "

I love Patricia C. Wrede. Her Enchanted Forest Chronicles were the books that made me like fantasy so much. So it's pretty much a given I'll be waiting for this one. And it looks like it might be a series too. Yay!

I've also noticed they are re-releasing Snow White and Rose Red for a YA audience. I think that is quite interesting, since the book was originally marketed towards adults. By the way, if anyone wants to trade a mint paperback of the original printing for a copy of the new one, email me and let me know. What can I say? I'm weird enough to care that I have the YA version. :-)

Thirteenth Child will be offically released on April 15th (lots coming out that day...and taxes are due too) and you can currently pre-order your copy from (I suggest you do):


Liyana said...

The "seventh son of a seventh son" part reminds me of The Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage.

Erika Lynn said...

i think this sounds really interesting. i love the fairy tale/fantasy aspect of it

the epic rat said...

Oh wow, I need to start looking at author names! Totally missed Patricia Wrede's name on the cover!

I love The Enchanted Forest Chronicles too! I also liked The Magician's Ward, though I never read the first book.

Alyssa said...

I personally liked Magician's Ward better. The first book was really more about setup of characters than an actual storyline in my opinion