I Can’t Wait For…Inheritors of Power by Juliette Wade

Posted 15th December 2021 by Sia in Can't-Wait Wednesday / 4 Comments

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 Inheritors of Power by Juliette Wade!

Inheritors of Power by Juliette Wade
Published on: 22nd February 2022

The third book of The Broken Trust continues a deadly battle for power in this sociological sci-fi novel where brother is pitted against brother.

Many years have passed since the Eminence Nekantor and Heir Adon seized power, and life in Pelismara has found a fragile equilibrium under Nekantor’s thumb. Now the Imbati Service Academy suspects that Xinta, Manservant to the Eminence, may have taken control of Nekantor for his own sinister purposes, endangering what peace still remains. Imbati Catín, an Academy prodigy, vows service to Adon, balancing two core purposes — to advance her Master's designs on power, and to determine the full extent of Xinta's influence.

When a trash hauler named Akrabitti Corbinan walks into a place he doesn’t belong, everything falls out of balance. Catín, who is investigating this newly discovered hidden library, immediately arrests Corbinan for trespassing. Nekantor then seizes Corbinan, believing he's a spy who sought to topple the government, and Xinta vanishes him before Catín can determine his intent. What was Corbinan really seeking? What dangerous information does the library contain, that Xinta might seek to control? And what might happen if someone more dangerous finds Corbinan first?

If you’ve been hanging around here lately, you know I’ve fallen head-over-heels for this series (behold my reviews for book one and book two!) so it kind of goes without saying that Inheritors of Power is right at the top of my most-anticipated releases for 2022!!!

I’m not sure I’ve ever come across a series with such original, detailed worldbuilding, and Wade is as brilliant with her prose as she is at creating alien worlds and societies. Every new character we meet I love more than the last, even as they are all so flawed, and all of them caught up in gorgeously baroque plotlines, ornate and intricate and intense. I don’t have a clue where this series is going (and that alone is so exciting to me, when so often I feel like I can predict exactly what a story is going to do), but you’d better believe I’m here for it to the very end!

If you haven’t read this series yet, do it now – you’ve got time to catch up before Inheritors of Power at the end of February!


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