The Waking Land

The Waking Land

eBook - 2017
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Random House, Inc.
In the lush and magical tradition of Naomi Novik’s award-winning Uprooted comes this riveting debut from brilliant young writer Callie Bates—whose boundless imagination places her among the finest authors of fantasy fiction, including Sarah J. Maas and Sabaa Tahir.

Lady Elanna is fiercely devoted to the king who raised her like a daughter. But when he dies under mysterious circumstances, Elanna is accused of his murder—and must flee for her life.

Returning to the homeland of magical legends she has forsaken, Elanna is forced to reckon with her despised, estranged father, branded a traitor long ago. Feeling a strange, deep connection to the natural world, she also must face the truth about the forces she has always denied or disdained as superstition—powers that suddenly stir within her.

But an all-too-human threat is drawing near, determined to exact vengeance. Now Elanna has no choice but to lead a rebellion against the kingdom to which she once gave her allegiance. Trapped between divided loyalties, she must summon the courage to confront a destiny that could tear her apart.

Don’t miss any of Callie Bates’s magical Waking Land trilogy:

Praise for The Waking Land

“Callie Bates has written an exciting and involving first book, and she is clearly a writer of real talent.”—Terry Brooks

“A heartbreaking, enchanting, edge-of-the-seat read that held me captive from start to finish!”—Tamora Pierce

The Waking Land is all about rising to challenges, and it succeeds wonderfully.”—Charlaine Harris

“A simmering tale of magic that builds to a raging inferno, and hits like a cross between Brandon Sanderson and Pierce Brown.”—Scott Sigler 

“This superior novel blends passionate romance and sweeping magic. . . . Bates has a delicate, precise touch with human and superhuman relationships.”—Publishers Weekly

“A wonderfully stunning debut . . . Bates’ clear, captivating, imaginative storytelling and vivid, distinctive characters will cause readers to soak up every word.”—RT Book Reviews

Baker & Taylor
"A young girl is kidnapped by the king to punish her father's rebellion against him. Years later, she returns home a fugitive, while grappling with a repressed magic that could, if mastered, make her the most powerful person in two kingdoms"--

Publisher: Del Rey,, 2017
ISBN: 9780399177392
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Alternative Title: Axis 360 eBooks


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ArapahoeElia Jul 06, 2018

I can't wait to get my hands on the next book. A rich earth centered fantasy world with well developed characters and unexpected plot turns. A beautifully written story; it's really just lovely to read. 'Mo cri, mo tire, mo fiel.' <3

MelifluousView Jan 12, 2018

This book just kept calling me. When I would have to put it down, then I was always thinking ahead to when I could read it some more. Elanna's journey from what she had been taught by her captors to what her family stood for was compelling. I enjoyed her connection with Jahan and how it helped her understand her own magic.

ArapahoeSummer Sep 11, 2017

This debut fantasy has it all - earth magic, romance, and revolution. Highly recommended for those who loved Johansen's Queen of Tearling trilogy or Carson's Girl of Fire and Thorns series.

ReadJillyRead Jul 05, 2017

I really enjoyed this book, this was one I struggled to put down. Ellana starts out with a very narrow minded view of the world and through her journey learns to embrace the truth of what is really happening between the countries. Who is really loyal to the cause, who is a double agent, and who is plotting for their own gain. The intrigue kept me reading but my love for lady Ellana's beautiful gift to wake the land and what she can do with the land was fun and imaginative. I seriously cannot wait for the next installment in the series.


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