Good morning everyone and welcome to another Waiting-On-Wednesday here on ATIB. This is a weekly posted created by Breaking The Spine. It is just an opportunity to share a title that you are eagerly waiting to be released. Today’s hugely anticipated read is C. F. Iggulden’s Shiang which is the second instalment of his Empire Of Salt series. I have a feeling this might only be a duology and if so then I am gutted. Darien was pure awesomeness and I don’t want Shiang to be the last stop on this journey. I may have to encourage Iggulden to continue, just for me 😀 Enjoy the post and make sure you pick up Darien immediately!
06.09.18 / Michael Joseph / Fantasy / Hardback / 368pp / 978-0718186760
From the daring and critically-acclaimed master of historical fiction Conn Iggulden, SHIANG is the second book in the Empire of Salt, an epic fantasy series of spellbinding imagination . . .
IF THESE STONES COULD SPEAK, THEY WOULD CALL FOR WAR.
In Shiang, the young king rules without dissent. Mazer swordsmen stand watch on every corner, looking for the first sign of rebellion. This city is a place of quiet and slow dignity, like a man eating rice with a razor pressed against his throat. Yet with one sharp movement, order is overturned. The balance of centuries is undone in the sudden spill of blood – and in the darkness, something terrible returns to Shiang.
Far to the west, four Shiang masters approach the city walls of Darien. The sword saint and his companions have crossed a continent to bring an old man home for punishment. They will not be denied, even if the whole city stands in their way.
TWO ANCIENT CITIES. ONE FINAL WAR.
Thank you for popping in to check out my latest Waiting-On-Wednesday featuring Shiang: Empire Of The Salt Book 2. I have been anticipating the cover reveal for a while now and I am not disappointed. It is a stark contrast from the first and I am hoping that C. F. Iggulden drive the story forward as much as he did the first time too. I appreciate you coming by to support my post. I will continue to share for as long as I can. Thanks for reading and see you again soon!