Waiting on Wednesday: The City by Stella Gemmell

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Author: Stella Gemmell
Release Date: June 4th, 2013
Publisher: Ace Hardcover

Summary(from goodreads) In her debut solo novel, Stella Gemmell, coauthor of the "powerful" (Booklist) conclusion to David Gemmell’s Troy series, weaves a dark epic fantasy about a war-torn civilization and the immortal emperor who has it clutched in his evil grasp.

The City is ancient, layers upon layers. Once a thriving metropolis, it has sprawled beyond its bounds, inciting endless wars with neighboring tribes and creating a barren wasteland of what was once green and productive.

In the center of the City lives the emperor. Few have ever seen him, but those who have recall a man in his prime, though he should be very old. Some grimly speculate that he is no longer human, if he ever was. A small number have come to the desperate conclusion that the only way to stop the war is to end the emperor’s unnaturally long life.

From the mazelike sewers below the City, where the poor struggle to stay alive in the dark, to the blood-soaked fields of battle, where few heroes manage to endure the never-ending siege, the rebels pin their hopes on one man—Shuskara. The emperor’s former general, he was betrayed long ago and is believed to be dead. But, under different aliases, he has survived, forsaking his City and hiding from his immortal foe. Now the time has come for him to engage in one final battle to free the City from the creature who dwells at its heart, pulling the strings that keep the land drenched in gore.


  1. This one sounds amazing! It's been awhile since I've read anything quite like it so it has me rather curious to check it out. Great pick!

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  2. Sounds like a good read. I usually don't read books like that but it actually sounds good. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. This sounds amazing and I love that it is a stand alone. Will be adding this to my TBR for sure!

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  4. Great pick! I've not heard of this one yet but will add to my TBR.

  5. Woah! This is the first that I've heard of this one! Thanks so much for sharing it, I may have to check it out! :)
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  6. This is the first time I hear about this book and it looks interesting. Thanks for sharing!


  7. I don't think I've heard of this one yet-thanks for introducing it to me. I'm interested to learn more.


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