Waiting on Wednesday--Sunbolt, by Intisar Khanani

Thanks to this review by Tanita over at Finding Wonderland, I ordered myself a copy of Thorn, by Intisar Kahnani, and I am currently reading it, and enjoying it very much (in particular because it's in part a Goose Girl reimagining, and I'm a sucker for fairy tale retellings).   So when I saw the beautiful cover for her forthcoming book, Sunbolt,  it was an obvious choice for a Waiting on Wednesday post.

The winding streets and narrow alleys of Karolene hide many secrets, and Hitomi is one of them. Orphaned at a young age, Hitomi has learned to hide her magical aptitude and who her parents really were. Most of all, she conceals her role in the Shadow League, an underground movement working to bring down the powerful and corrupt Archmage Wilhelm Blackflame.

When the League gets word that Blackflame intends to detain—and execute—a leading political family, Hitomi volunteers to help the family escape. But there are more secrets at play than Hitomi’s, and much worse fates than execution. When Hitomi finds herself captured along with her charges, it will take everything she has to escape with her life.

Magic orphan in captivity!  Win!

(It looks like it might only be an ebook; I just hope it is also available as a paper copy at some point, for those of us who are still Luddites....and a cover so pretty deserves to be on paper in an event!)

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


  1. Sounds like an interesting story. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. Ooh this one is new to me. I hadn't heard of this one before. Nice choice.

  3. Can't go wrong with magic...:-) Thanks for sharing!

    Diayll @Mother/Gamer/Writer

    Our WoW This Week

  4. Char, when the Cybils went digital, I got a Smashwords account, and that is where I first found this author. THIS is why I am really pushing for this author to get noticed; I think she belongs on paper faster.

  5. I may have to pick Thorn up for $2.99. I'm a sucker for fairytales too.

    1. I'll be reviewing it soon...I'm enjoying it so far!

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  7. Hi Charlotte -

    Wow - what a wonderful surprise to find Sunbolt featured here! :) And don't worry, I am planning a print edition as well, most likely through CreateSpace.

    I'm really happy to hear you're enjoying Thorn. I'm looking forward to your review!


    ps There was typo in my original comment so I deleted it. :)


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