Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Thieftaker by D.B. Jackson

This is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating

Pre-Order from the Book Depository
Title: Thieftaker
Author: D.B. Jackson
Publisher: Tor
Expected Publication Date: 3 Jul 2012
Series: Thieftaker Chronicles, Book 1
Hardcover: 336 pages
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)
Boston, 1767: In D.B. Jackson's Thieftaker, revolution is brewing as the British Crown imposes increasingly onerous taxes on the colonies, and intrigue swirls around firebrands like Samuel Adams and the Sons of Liberty. But for Ethan Kaille, a thieftaker who makes his living by conjuring spells that help him solve crimes, politics is for others…until he is asked to recover a necklace worn by the murdered daughter of a prominent family. 
Suddenly, he faces another conjurer of enormous power, someone unknown, who is part of a conspiracy that reaches to the highest levels of power in the turbulent colony. His adversary has already killed—and not for his own gain, but in the service of his powerful masters, people for whom others are mere pawns in a game of politics and power. Ethan is in way over his head, and he knows it. Already a man with a dark past, he can ill afford to fail, lest his livelihood be forfeit. But he can't stop now, for his magic has marked him, so he must fight the odds, even though he seems hopelessly overmatched, his doom seeming certain at the spectral hands of one he cannot even see.
Why Thieftaker?
A historical fiction supernatural fantasy set in colonial-Boston? Yes please! I think this sounds awesome. I love it when genres overlap, and I think this one is a perfect combination of genres.
 What are you waiting for this Wednesday?