Oct 10, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blog post by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights releases we're eagerly awaiting.

This fairy tale retelling lives in a mystical world inspired by the Far East, where the Dragon Lord and the Serpent God battle for control of the earthly realm; it is here that the flawed heroine of Forest of a Thousand Lanterns finally meets her match. An epic fantasy finale to the Rise of the Empress novels.

Princess Jade has grown up in exile, hidden away in a monastery while her stepmother, the ruthless Xifeng, rules as Empress of Feng Lu. But the empire is in distress and its people are sinking into poverty and despair. Even though Jade doesn't want the crown, she knows she is the only one who can dethrone the Empress and set the world right. Ready to reclaim her place as rightful heir, Jade embarks on a quest to raise the Dragon Lords and defeat Xifeng and the Serpent God once and for all. But will the same darkness that took Xifeng take Jade, too? Or will she find the strength within to save herself, her friends, and her empire?

Set in an East Asian-inspired fantasy world filled with breathtaking pain and beauty, Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix is filled with dazzling magic, powerful prose, and characters readers won't soon forget.

Fans of Stealing Snow, Red Queen, and The Wrath and the Dawn will hungrily devour this page-turning read.

Super excited for this one! Forest of a Thousand Lanterns was an amazing read last year and I'm excited to now move onto Jade's part of the story!

AUTHOR: Julie C. Dao
PUBLISHER: Philomel Books
GENRE: Young Adult Fantasy
RELEASE DATE: November 6, 2018 



  1. Thanks for visiting my WOW. Yours looking great too! Happy Reading!

    Yara @ Once Upon a Twilight!

  2. I like aspects of this book but don't think I'd pick it up. I would need to see reviews on it. I do like it's inspired by East Asian though. Just thought I let you know that Tressa at Wishfulendings.com hosts a Can't Wait Wednesday and lets people link up their posts for people who still do Waiting on Wednesdays, too.

  3. Forest of a Thousand Lanterns always catches my eye with that cover- nice to see it was good and that there's a new one on the way!

  4. I've not read this author before. Sounds like quite the story.

  5. This one's new to me! Hope you enjoy it once you get your hands on it!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  6. That cover is so fantastic! This sounds so good.

  7. Oohh I haven't read this one yet but it sounds amazing! I can't wait to start the series (trilogy? duology?)


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