Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (42)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, in which we highlight an upcoming book release we're eagerly awaiting.

This week I'm waiting on Touch Of Power by Maria V Snyder, the first book in her new Healers series. I'm a huge fan of her other books, and this one has such a gripping premise.

Laying hands upon the injured and dying, Avry of Kazan assumes their wounds and diseases into herself. But rather than being honored for her skills, she is hunted. Healers like Avry are accused of spreading the plague that has decimated the Territories, leaving the survivors in a state of chaos.

Stressed and tired from hiding, Avry is abducted by a band of rogues who, shockingly, value her gift above the golden bounty offered for her capture. Their leader, an enigmatic captor-protector with powers of his own, is unequivocal in his demands: Avry must heal a plague-stricken prince—leader of a campaign against her people. As they traverse the daunting Nine Mountains, beset by mercenaries and magical dangers, Avry must decide who is worth healing and what is worth dying for. Because the price of peace may well be her life...

[Synopsis by Goodreads]

Touch Of Power will be released by MIRA books (Harlequin) on the 20th of December.

Feel free to leave a link to your own Waiting On Wednesday post in the comments, and I'll be sure to have a look.