Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (10)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, 
hosted by Breaking the Spine,
that spotlights upcoming releases
we are eagerly anticipating.

This week I’m "waiting on” 

by Ann Finnin
Coming in June 2010

I was only an apprentice. I swear it. By all the angels in Heaven. 

Fourteen-year-old Michael de Lorraine has been condemned to death by the Holy Office for sorcery. But just as the flames threaten to consume him, Michael is saved by Abbot Francis and granted refuge at the Benedictine monastery of Sainte Felice. Michael learns that this strange and wonderful place, famous for its healing wine, harbors renegade monk-sorcerers, enchanted gargoyles, and a closely guarded secret: Abbot Francis is the great Seratois, exiled Grand Master of the Fratres Illuminati.

As the church intensifies its cruel efforts at justice, Abbot Francis and the brotherhood are in grave danger. Michael will do anything to protect his mentor, but are his powers great enough to save the monastery from the merciless, bloodthirsty Inquisition?

Blending together magic, miracles, and historical details of life in fifteenth-century France, this unique fantasy offers a vibrant portrayal of one boy's journey of faith.

What book are you “Waiting On”?


  1. ooh sounds like a good one! :)

  2. I like the blend of magic and history in this book. Great pick!!

  3. This book sounds awesome!! I'm adding it to my wishlist! Thankss

  4. I haven't heard of this one, it sounds great!

    Our pick is at BookSake.

  5. this one looks really interesting!! i hadn't heard of it before!!

  6. Aside from the main character being on the cusp of middle grade and young adult (at 14) this sounds excellent. I'll have to look more into it!