Can’t Wait Wednesday – Spotlight on REIGN OF THE FALLEN


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in for over a year now, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll just be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh.  I have to admit the cover is what initially attracted me to this book.  The skull wearing a crown certainly does make an impression.  But then when I read the synopsis, it captures my attention every bit as much as the cover.  Someone is intentionally creating zombies?!  Why?!  I have to know!

REIGN OF THE FALLEN by Sarah Glenn Marsh

Publication Date:  January 23, 2018


From Goodreads:

An LGBT fantasy series that follows a talented necromancer who must face down a deadly nemesis who has learned how to turn her magic into a weapon.

Odessa is one of Karthia’s master necromancers, catering to the kingdom’s ruling Dead. Whenever a noble dies, it’s Odessa’s job to raise them by retrieving their souls from a dreamy and dangerous shadow world called the Deadlands. But there is a cost to being raised–the Dead must remain shrouded, or risk transforming into zombie-like monsters known as Shades. If even a hint of flesh is exposed, the grotesque transformation will begin.

A dramatic uptick in Shade attacks raises suspicions and fears among Odessa’s necromancer community. Soon a crushing loss of one of their own reveals a disturbing conspiracy: someone is intentionally creating Shades by tearing shrouds from the Dead–and training them to attack. Odessa is faced with a terrifying question: What if her necromancer’s magic is the weapon that brings Karthia to its knees?

A lavish fantasy with a surprising and breathtaking LGBT romance at its core, Reign of the Fallen is a gutsy, unpredictable read that will grab readers by the throat and never let go….

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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your WoW selection for this week. 🙂

30 replies
  1. sydneyeditor1
    sydneyeditor1 says:

    Even with an epic, ominous cover and title respectively, I would not have picked this to do with necromancy! I should have paid closer attention to the sparkly skull and crown! Intriguing pick, Suzanne.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I was the same way. I was captivated by the unusual cover for a while before I realized what the book was even about, lol.

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I can’t wait for Wonder Woman either. Leigh Bardugo is a new favorite author of mine and I’m so thrilled she’s the one who wrote it. I think it’s going to be one of those books that actually lives up to the hype 🙂

  2. Jordan Rose
    Jordan Rose says:

    I’m so ready for this one! Generally, anything ‘zombie’ is a major turn off for me in books/movies, but I just love the sound of it! I hope you enjoy it. 🙂

  3. Candid Cover
    Candid Cover says:

    What an interesting premise! This one is new to me and it sounds like it is an amazing and diverse fantasy. I will definitely be adding it to the TBR. Thanks for sharing it! 🙂

  4. Greg Hill
    Greg Hill says:

    This looks good, and yeah that’s quite the cover! Sarah Glenn Marsh too- I just read her Fear The Drowning Dee a while back. It wasn’t bad…

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      I still need to read Fear the Drowning Deep. I don’t think I’ll ever get through all of the books I need to read, lol.

  5. Di @ Book Reviews by Di
    Di @ Book Reviews by Di says:

    I’ve seen this one around for request but I’m holding strong!!! I don’t want to overwhelm myself any more than I already have! It’s a great pick though and thanks to this post I’m going to have a harder time squeezing my eyes closed and clicking the cross instead of ‘Request’. 😉

    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Haha! I actually haven’t requested it either, for the same reason. I’m trying really hard to get caught up on my ARCs while I’m on vacation though so that I can feel free to start hitting that ‘request’ button again, haha!

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