I didn't think I had a particular book for this week's edition of Waiting on Wednesday, but doing a quick blog browse before supper I came across this post at Lee and Low's blog on the cover of one of their forthcoming Tu titles, Hammer of Witches, by Shana Mlawski. And wham, onto my tbr list it sprang.
"Baltasar Infante can weasel out of any problem with a good story.
when he encounters a monster straight out of stories one night,
Baltasar faces trouble even he can't talk his way out of. Captured by
the Malleus Maleficarum, a mysterious witch-hunting arm of the Spanish
Inquisition, Baltasar is put to the question. The Inquisitor demands he
reveal the whereabouts of Amir al-Katib, a legendary Moorish sorcerer
who can bring myths and the creatures within them to life.
Now Baltasar must escape, find al-Katib, and defeat a dreadful power that may destroy the world.
Baltasar's journey takes him into uncharted lands on Columbus's voyage
westward, he learns that stories are more powerful than he once believed
them to be--and much more dangerous."
What the blurb doesn't say is that one of Baltasar's primary companions is a girl who's half genie....
Coming April, 2013.