Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted over at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about but haven’t yet read. Most of the time they’re books that have yet to be released, but not always. It’s based on the Waiting on Wednesday meme, which was originally hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
This week my Can’t-Wait-For is Forging a Nightmare by Patricia A. Jackson!Forging a Nightmare by Patricia A. Jackson
Representation: Black MC
Published on: 23rd November 2021
Genres: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
Unknown to Humanity, the descendants of Fallen Angels live among us. After millennia of living in anonymity, a serial killer has discovered their secret and has marked them for death. FBI Agent Michael Childs is brought in to investigate a series of grisly murders in New York City. The only link between the victims is they were all born with twelve fingers and twelve toes, known in occult circles as the Nephilim, a forsaken people.
A break in the case leads to Marine Corps sniper Anaba Raines who is listed as killed in action in Syria. Michael finds the hardened soldier alive and well, but no longer Human. After getting too close to the truth, Michael refuses to be an unwitting pawn in a 3000-year old vendetta. With the killers closing in, he is forced to confront his own unique heritage or die. Only Anaba can save his life, but at a terrible cost – her freedom.
I have a huge Thing for angelic mythology, which very much includes the nephilim, so I was immediately interested when the book description showed up online. Murder mysteries aren’t really my thing, but I don’t mind them as long as everything around the hunt for the killer – the characters, the world, the magic – are great, and this really looks like those things are going to be! Nephilim, snipers, and (guessing based on the title and cover) a real, literal, honest-to-gods night mare??? OMG YES!!!
Just the fact that Forging a Nightmare is being published Angry Robot rather than someone else is a huge vote in its favour – Angry Robot is one of my favourite publishers because they regularly publish books that are too out-there for others to know what to do with. Which makes it very likely that Forging a Nightmare is going to be even more awesome than it sounds. MY EXPECTATIONS ARE HIGH.
And, you know. That stunning cover definitely doesn’t hurt!