It’s hard to wait for things. Especially good things. Especially good books. Especially when you have to wait a long time. Though sometimes, the long wait makes the book even more pleasant for the delayed gratification.
One such long-awaited good book is Plenilune by Jennifer Freitag. I’ve long admired Jenny’s work and her skill with words, and the premise of this book has stood out to me since I first heard about it ages ago.
The fate of Plenilune hangs on the election of the Overlord, for which Rupert de la Mare and his brother are the only contenders, but when Rupert’s unwilling bride-to-be uncovers his plot to murder his brother, the conflict explodes into civil war.
To assure the minds of the lord-electors of Plenilune that he has some capacity for humanity, Rupert de la Mare has been asked to woo and win a lady before he can become the Overlord, and he will do it—even if he has to kidnap her.
En route to Naples to catch a suitor, Margaret Coventry was not expecting a suitor to catch her.
Now doesn’t that sound intriguing?
Now here’s the good news — the wait is almost over! Plenilune will finally be released on October twentieth, just a few days before my own Firmament: Machiavellian! I’m so excited. And, given my enthusiasm in waiting, I was very excited when Jenny asked me to participate in her cover reveal!
Would you all like to see it? I warn you, it’s too gorgeous for words.
Here it is:
After seeing that, I’m more excited for the book than ever! If you want to find out more about the book, you can visit its Goodreads page, and to hear more about Jenny’s work in general, visit her (highly recommended) blog. Also, this book fits into the highly intriguing genre of planetary fantasy, and if you aren’t familiar with that, I recommend you check out Jenny’s post on the subject. It’s really very interesting!
So now you have two things to look forward to this month. My book, and Jenny’s. In fact, you have more than that, because other brilliant people are releasing books this fall, and I’m sure you’ll here more about them on my blog at some point!
For now, I need to go work on finishing Machiavellian.
JENNIFER FREITAG lives with her husband in a house they call Clickitting, with their two cats Minnow and Aquila, and their own fox kit due to be born in early December. Jennifer writes in no particular genre because she never learned how, she is make of sparks like Boys of Blur, and if she could grasp the elements, she would bend them like lightning. Until then, she sets words on fire.
Living with her must be excruciating.