Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday No. 169: Book of the Night: The Black Musketeers, by Oliver Pötzsch




This is a weekly event hosted by
It showcases future releases which
we book bloggers
are eagerly anticipating!!


Here's my choice for this week!



 Book of the Night: The Black
    Musketeers     
(Lee Chadeayne, Translator)
Trade Paperback,  304 pages 
AmazonCrossing
October 4, 2016
Fantasy, Historical Fiction, 
Young Adult Fiction


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29805847-book-of-the-night






In this thrilling adventure by bestselling author Oliver Pötzsch, thirteen-year-old Lukas has been trained as a swordsman by his father, a nobleman who was once a famed Musketeer. When the threat of war and accusations of witchcraft spread across the land, Lukas’s life is forever changed. He flees his home and vows to find his missing sister.

Surviving as an outcast, Lukas encounters thieves and mercenaries, a strange astrologer, and a master swordsman. He also meets three other fencers—Giovanni, Paulus, and Jerome. Each brings a special talent to their team that leads them to the Black Musketeers, the best fighters in the army. But living with the black-armored Musketeers is nothing like they imagined. In his quest to find his sister, Lukas learns of a legendary book that holds powerful magic. As he fights to keep the
Book of the Night out of the hands of his greatest enemy, Lukas discovers the secrets of his own family and what it really means to be a Musketeer.
 



Why I'm waiting on this one!

This novel reminds me of the original The Three Musketeers, by  Alexandre Dumas. I love adventure novels with swashbuckling heroes! And I can see that there will be plenty of swordplay, too, which is another thing I love to read about!!
In short, I need to grab as soon as it's hot off the presses, and start devouring it!!
 

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18 comments:

  1. I love that cover! Enjoy this :-)

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    1. Hi, there!

      I love it, too!! It's so GORGEOUS!! I KNOW I'm going to enjoy this!!

      Thanks for commenting!! :)

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  2. It does sound fresh and exciting. I will be checking it out on Goodreads!

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    1. Hi, there!

      Yes, it does! I'm glad you like it, and will be adding it to your Goodreads shelves!

      Thanks for dropping by!! :)

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  3. I never actually readThe Three Musketeers. I really need to do so.

    This looks good, It seems to mix 17th century type adventure with some newer fantasy elements such as magic books. I wonder of there is actual magic and sorcery incorporated into the plot.

    If you read it I will look forward to seeing what you think of it.

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    1. Hey, Brian!

      I think I read it, but a very long time ago, so I don't actually remember much of the plot. I love adventures of this type!

      It looks like there's indeed magic woven into the plot, which makes it even more exciting!!

      I hope to be able to get this novel as soon as it releases in October. I know I'll enjoy it tremendously!

      Thanks for the nice comment!! :)

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  4. Was totally thinking of the original three musketeers! I'd like to see more retellings of this story tbh! Here's mine: http://editingeverything.com/blog/2016/07/06/wow-books-based-pakistan/

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    1. Hi, Verushka!

      I totally agree with you that we need more retellings of the original Musketeers story! I hope more authors will take up this theme!

      Thanks for commenting!! :)

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    1. Hi, Renee! Oh, I KNOW I will! Thanks for commenting!! :)

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  6. I love the three musketeers too so i'm definitely intrigued by this book. Thanks for sharing. Hope you enjoy it when you get to read it :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

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    1. Hi, Shane!

      Yes, the story of the three musketeers is a GREAT adventure, and I think it will be even more fascinating now, with the addition of fantasy elements! I'm sure I'll love reading this oee!

      Thanks for commenting!! Have a GREAT weekend!! :)
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  7. Ooh nice pick! Love the description and I loved The Three Musketeers too!
    Here's WoW

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    1. Hi, Priyanka!

      I'm glad to hear that you love my pick! The synopsis and the cover grabbed my interest right away, plus the reference to the original Three Musketeers story!

      Thanks for commenting!! :)

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    1. Hi, Ronyell! Oh, I LOVE that cover! Glad you do, too! Thanks for commenting!! :)

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  9. Sounds good! Here's my WoW if you'd like to stop by my blog.

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    1. Hi, there!

      Yes, it does! Glad you like it, too!

      Thanks for stopping by!! :)

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