Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #12

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Changeling by Philippa Gregory

The first book in the thrilling YA sequence, Order of Darkness.

The year is 1453, and all signs point to it being the end of the world. Accused of heresy and expelled from his monastery, handsome seventeen-year-old, Luca Vero, is recruited by a mysterious stranger to record the end of times across Europe. Commanded by sealed orders, Luca is sent to map the fears of Christendom, and travel to the very frontier of good and evil. 

Seventeen-year-old Isolde, a Lady Abbess, is trapped in a nunnery to prevent her claiming her rich inheritance. As the nuns in her care are driven mad by strange visions, walking in their sleep, and showing bleeding wounds, Luca is sent to investigate and all the evidence points to Isolde's criminal guilt. Outside in the yard they are building a pyre to burn her for witchcraft. 

Forced to face the greatest fears of the dark ages - black magic, werewolves, madness - Luca and Isolde embark on a search for truth, their own destinies, and even love as they take the unknown ways to the real historical figure who defends the boundaries of Christendom and holds the secrets of the Order of Darkness.

Published: 24th May 2012

WoW because: Philippa Gregory is a crazy guilty pleasure of mine - I love her adult historical fiction. Do I suspect she may be drawn to the YA genre for monetary reasons? Yes. Do I care? Not if there's going to be as much scandal and intrigue in her YA novels as there is in her Tudor series. I'm hoping Gregory's style translates well into YA Fantasy, but no matter what, I have to read it and find out.


  1. I haven't read any of this author's work, but I've been meaning to....

    Thanks for sharing.

    Here's MY WOW POST

  2. I was noticing this author a lot lately, and kind of intrigued to check at least one book out. I like the idea of a historical YA novel. Thanks for sharing! :D

  3. oh my word. want it. NOW!

    stop by my post? I'm hosting an exclusive cover reveal for a fall 2012 YA from Paper Lantern Lit and Philomel/Penguin!

  4. It's really sad I know but I have yet to read a book by Philippa Gregory...I know I know shame on me! I'm definitely going to consider checking this one out though! Thanks for sharing! :)


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