Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Master of the World by Edward Willett

Can’t-Wait Wednesday, aka Waiting on Wednesday, is a weekly meme originating from Jill at Breaking the Spine and now hosted by Wishful Endings. If you’re interested in participating, stop by Wishful Endings to link up your posts.

motw-coverShawna Keys has fled the world she only recently discovered she Shaped, narrowly escaping death at the hands of the Adversary who seized control of it…and losing her only guide, Karl Yatsar, in the process.

Now she finds herself alone in some other Shaper’s world, where, in her first two hours, she’s rescued from a disintegrating island by an improbable flying machine she recognizes from Jules Verne’s Robur the Conqueror, then seized from it by raiders flying tiny personal helicopters, and finally taken to a submarine that bears a strong resemblance to Captain Nemo’s Nautilus. Oh, and accused of being both a spy and a witch.

Shawna expects–hopes!–Karl Yatsar will eventually follow her into this new steampunky realm, but exactly where and when he’ll show up, she hasn’t a clue.

In the meantime, she has to navigate a world where two factions fanatically devoted to their respective leaders are locked in perpetual combat, figure out who the Shaper of the world is, find him or her, and obtain the secret knowledge of this world’s Shaping. Then she has to somehow reconnect with Karl Yatsar, and escape to the next Shaped world in the Labyrinth…through a Portal she has no idea how to open.

Now, this is book two of a series that I have not started, mostly because it was completely off my radar. But when I came across this upcoming sequel, I got really excited because this seems like the kind of fun adventure stuff I love. It may be a bit before I can get to this one since I have to hunt down and read the first book, but I’m definitely looking forward to it anyway. Master of the World is expected September 10th, 2019 from DAW.


10 thoughts on “Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Master of the World by Edward Willett

  1. Tammy says:

    I also get excited for sequels of series I haven’t started! This sounds really good, and hopefully you’ll find time to read both books😁

  2. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum says:

    I have the first book for review as well but it just seems to have flown under everyone’s radar because I hardly see anything about it! But you’re right, this sequel does sound fun. Guess I should look into starting this series too 🙂

    • waytoofantasy says:

      Yeah, this was the first I’ve heard of it but it seems like it could be fun. I think a lot of books fly under, there’s so many new releases it’s hard to keep up and most of the ones we see have at least some kind of marketing behind them or very strong word of mouth.

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