Waiting On Wednesday: Talon
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where she spotlights upcoming releases.
This week I am waiting on...
By: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: October 28th, 2014
She wrote about vampires in a post-apocalyptic world.
SPECTACULARLY AWESOME AND PERFECT!!
Now Julie Kagawa will tackle dragons.
Is there any doubt that Julie will work her magic and absolutely astound us? I think not.
There was a teaser taken from Talon at the end of The Forever Song (Blood of Eden #3)...and as much as I was still thoroughly entrenched in the world of super cool vampires, blood and a maniacal villain, I think this excerpt shook me out of it...at least temporarily. It had me riveted immediately and I willed for more pages of this introduction to Julie's new series. So, we'll have to impatiently wait for the fall for this one. But no doubt, it'll be well worth the wait!
Oh, and hey...sounds like Universal has picked up the film rights already...before it has even been published. I'm a firm believer that ALL of Julie's books deserve to be recreated for the big screen but this one sounds pretty definite! So happy for this author...this nod was well-deserved!
Synopsis from Goodreads:
In Julie Kagawa's groundbreaking modern fantasy series, dragons walk among us in human form.
Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they're positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.
Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.
Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon's newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey: and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember's bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him: and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.