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 Book is Paladin’s Faith by T. Kingfisher!
Published on: 5th December 2023
Marguerite Florian is a spy with two problems. A former employer wants her dead, and one of her new bodyguards is a far too good-looking paladin with a martyr complex.
Shane is a paladin with three problems. His god is dead, his client is much too attractive for his peace of mind, and a powerful organization is trying to have them both killed.
Add in a brilliant artificer with a device that may change the world, a glittering and dangerous court, and a demon-led cult, and Shane and Marguerite will be lucky to escape with their souls intact, never mind their hearts. . .
Ursula Vernon (aka, T. Kingfisher) announced on her Patreon last week that Paladin’s Faith – the fourth book in the Saint of Steel series, and the seventh in the World of the White Rat setting – is ready and about to be released!
You definitely don’t have to have read the other series set in this world, and each of the Saint of Steel books (so far, I can’t speak for this one for sure, but I presume this one too) do work as a standalone. So you could jump straight into Paladin’s Faith. But this series is incredible in so many ways – not to mention unbelievably funny! – that you would be missing out on such an experience if you skipped the earlier books!
Besides, Marguerite was a major character in the first book, Paladin’s Grace (which you can read my review of here). So at minimum you should read that one, if you haven’t already.
The third book, Paladin’s Hope, ended on – not a cliffhanger exactly, but a revelation that had me shrieking into my pillow, because WHAT THE FUCK. Presumably, Paladin’s Faith will go into that more – I mean, it had better, BECAUSE I HAVE QUESTIONS AND AM FROTHING AT THE MOUTH FOR ANSWERS, OKAY??? So I may or may not have WHOOPED OUT LOUD when I saw we were getting book four. And so soon!!! We only have to wait about two weeks from the announcement! EEE!
Gimme gimme GIMME!!!