I Can’t Wait For…Saint Death’s Daughter by C. S. E. Cooney

Posted 25th August 2021 by Siavahda in Can't-Wait Wednesday / 8 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

I cannot BELIEVE it’s taken me so long to learn about this meme, because obsessing over to-be-released books is what I DO (I have a colour-coded book release calendar that stretches to December 2022, I am not kidding)! So having a nice neat reason to shriek about a book I’m excited about each week? ALL THE YES!

(And it will be so much easier on my hands than assembling 30-book lists in one post.)

So for my first-ever Can’t-Wait Wednesday, may I present to you…

Saint Death's Daughter by C.S.E. Cooney
Published on: 12th April 2022
Genres: Fantasy

Fun, froofy and glorious: a coming-of-age story in a new trilogy from World Fantasy Award-winning author C.S.E Cooney

Life gets complicated when Death gets involved.

To be born into a family of royal assassins pretty much guarantees that your life is going to be... rather unusual. Especially if, like Miscellaneous "Lanie" Stones, you also have a vicious allergy to all forms of violence and bloodshed, and an uncanny affinity for bringing the dead back to life.

To make matters worse, family debt looms – a debt that will have to be paid sooner rather than later if Lanie and her sister are to retain ownership of the ancestral seat, Stones Manor. Lanie finds herself courted and threatened by powerful parties who would love to use her worryingly intimate relationship with the goddess of death for their own nefarious ends. But the goddess has other plans...

I fell in love with Cooney’s writing back when I read her first short-story collection, Bone Swans. It’s just – she’s just – she writes like every word is a jewel. I don’t know how else to put it. Her writing is pure magic. I reread her novella Desdemona and the Deep last month and got drunk off her prose. I will read absolutely anything she decides to write.

So it goes without saying that I lost my mind more than a little bit when I found out her next work is going to be 600+ pages and the start of a trilogy. That much Cooney might actually kill me, but I am entirely okay with that.

Saint Death’s Daughter absolutely goes in the preorder immediately category, which you can do from Amazon or from the publisher here!

8 responses to “I Can’t Wait For…Saint Death’s Daughter by C. S. E. Cooney

  1. Then I can’t wait till the official announcement for DARK BREAKERS next month, which comes out in Feb 2022, and are all novellas and stories that take place in the same world as DESDEMONA AND THE DEEP. 😉

    Thank you so very much for this post. I am smiling so hard. I had to read it to my husband, the writer Carlos Hernandez, who kissed my head and said, “They get you. It’s why I married you, you know.”

    • That glass-shattering shriek you just heard??? That was me screaming FROM FINLAND. I’m pretty sure the polar bears heard me. WHAT. WHAT. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

      …I had to go roll around shrieking into a pillow for a bit before I could come back to this comment. LIKE I DIDN’T ALREADY HAVE ENOUGH REASONS TO LOOK FORWARD TO 2022!!!

      And you are so welcome. I’m just BEAMING. Thank you for writing us such incredible books!!!

  2. Lisa Mandina

    Beautiful cover on this one! Like you my calendar with upcoming new releases goes clear into 2022! Right now I’ve only got it filled out up till April, but I have a paper with books publishing after that, I just don’t have the calendar ready to write on yet past April. lol Great pick for your first time joining in too!
    Lisa Loves Literature

    • I have to be honest, it’s nice to know I’m not the only one with a book release calendar! It’s reassuring that there’s others just as obsessed 😀 And thank you! I put a lot of thought into which book to feature first – more than necessary, probably!

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