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 Silk Fire by Zabé Ellor!Silk Fire by Zabé Ellor
Genres: Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, Queer Protagonists, Science Fantasy
Representation: Bisexual MC, M/M/F
Published on: 5th July 2022
Set in a planet-sized matriarchal city where magic and technology freely bleed together, a male courtesan’s quest for vengeance against his aristocrat father draws him into an ancient struggle between dragons, necromancers, and his home district’s violent history.
Koré knew that meddling in politics could end badly, particularly when trying to sabotage his aristocratic father’s campaign before it destroys the city he has come to love. And when a chance encounter with a dying god imbues him with magic-breathing powers, it gets worse: he suddenly becomes a commodity – and a political player.
But the corruption in his city runs deeper than just one man, and an ally's betrayal unleashes an army of the dead on his home street. Koré must trust the world with his deepest secret to stand beside the woman and man he's finally let himself love, as only the bright truth of dragon's fire can break the iron fist of a necromancer's hold.
Let me get this straight (hah): you’re giving me a bisexual male courtesan, in a matriarchy, with a polyamorous love story and DRAGONS?! Are you kidding me?! Did I save the world in my past life?! Because that’s the only explanation I can come up with for how a book THIS EPICALLY PERFECT FOR ME could exist!!!
It’s genuinely like someone slipped Ellor my wishlist of Everything I Ever Wanted and he went and WROTE IT ALL INTO A NOVEL and I am BEYOND HYPED, OKAY? BEYOND.
It certainly doesn’t hurt that Ellor went and commissioned one of my favourite artists, Therese aka warickaart, to create a depiction of his main characters!
I’m not sure it’s physically possible to swoon any harder than I am swooning right now.
Clearly, this is one of my most-anticipated books of next year and yes, of course I have it preordered already. YOU SHOULD TOO!