Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Rebel Queen by Michelle Moran

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill  at  Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.   

 This week I am waiting for:

 Michelle Moran is a favorite of mine

Hardcover, 368 pages
Expected publication: March 3rd 2015 by Touchstone

When the British Empire sets its sights on India in the 1850s, it expects a quick and easy conquest. After all, India is not even a country, but a collection of kingdoms on the subcontinent. But when the British arrive in the Kingdom of Jhansi, expecting its queen to forfeit her crown, they are met with a surprise. Instead of surrendering, Queen Lakshmi raises two armies—one male, one female—and rides into battle like Joan of Arc. Although her soldiers are little match against superior British weaponry and training, Lakshmi fights against an empire determined to take away the land she loves.

Told from the perspective of Sita, one of the guards in Lakshmi's all-female army and the queen’s most trusted warrior, The Last Queen of India traces the astonishing tale of a fearless ruler making her way in a world dominated by men. In the tradition of her bestselling novel Nefertiti, which Diana Gabaldon, author of the Outlander series, called “a heroic story with a very human heart,” Michelle Moran once again brings a time and place rarely explored in historical fiction to rich, vibrant life.


What are you waiting for?
 

6 comments:

  1. Oooh!!! I will have to check this out considering it is about my country's history!
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  2. Loving the list. This author is pretty popular. :D
    I also loved how you put your list this week.

    My waiting on Wednesday!

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  3. This one sounds good! I'll be on the lookout for it!
    Today I'm waiting on Dead Wake by Erik Larson.

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  4. Oh wow this sounds really interesting. I haven't read a lot of historical fiction but the ones I have read I have really enjoyed. I will be checking this one out further, thanks!

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  5. I almost requested this one to review... the author's writing is hit or miss with me, but I'm happy to see her returning to her "roots," so to speak. Good pick!

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  6. Ooooh, I like the sound of this book! I know the author does a lot with historical retellings and such, and this one definitely has my interest. Cool pick! Thanks for sharing!

    Here's my WoW for the week: Vision in Silver

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