Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Touch Of Power
by Maria V. Snyder (author website)
Pre-Order: Book Depository | Amazon
Pub Date: Dec. 20, 2011
Laying hands upon the injured and dying, Avry of Kazan assumes their wounds and diseases into herself. But rather than being honored for her skills, she is hunted. Healers like Avry are accused of spreading the plague that has decimated the Territories, leaving the survivors in a state of chaos.
Stressed and tired from hiding, Avry is abducted by a band of rogues who, shockingly, value her gift above the golden bounty offered for her capture. Their leader, an enigmatic captor-protector with powers of his own, is unequivocal in his demands: Avry must heal a plague-stricken prince—leader of a campaign against her people. As they traverse the daunting Nine Mountains, beset by mercenaries and magical dangers, Avry must decide who is worth healing and what is worth dying for. Because the price of peace may well be her life...
Ever since I devoured Poison Study, and could think of nothing but Yelena and Valek and Yelena and Valek and Yelena and Valek and getting my hands on the next two books now now now now now, I've been an dedicated fan of Maria V. Snyder. BFF and I were lucky enough to see her at an author event in Sydney (AU) earlier this year, and she was very fun indeed!
I've heard such good things about this book, and I'm so So SO excited. Looks like Christmas will come a couple of days early for me this year :)
So tell me: what are you waiting on this week?