I'm waiting on... The Valiant by Lesley Livingston (Waiting on Wednesday)


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

Lesley Livingston is a favorite author of mine as I really loved her fairy series, Wondrous Strange, and her Starling series as well. Her newest comes out in February and I can't wait! It's my WOW pick this week:

The Valiant
The Valiant
by Lesley Livingston
YA Fantasy
Hardcover, Audiobook & ebook, ? Pages
February 14th 2017 by Razorbill

Summary

Lost to history, the story of the female gladiator has never been told. Until now.

Fallon is the daughter of a proud Celtic king and the younger sister of the legendary warrior Sorcha. When Fallon was just a child, Sorcha was killed while defending their home from the armies of Julius Caesar.

On the eve of her seventeenth birthday, Fallon is excited to follow in her sister's footsteps and earn her place in her father's war band. She never gets the chance.

Fallon is captured by ruthless brigands who sell her to an elite training school for female gladiators owned by none other than Julius Caesar himself. In a cruel twist of fate, the man who destroyed Fallon's family might be her only hope of survival.

Now, Fallon must overcome vicious rivalries, deadly fights in and out of the arena, and perhaps the most dangerous threat of all: her irresistible feelings for Cai, a young Roman soldier and her sworn enemy.

A richly imagined fantasy for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Cinda Williams Chima, "The Valiant" recounts Fallon's gripping journey from fierce Celtic princess to legendary gladiator and darling of the Roman empire."

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Have you read any of Livingston's other books or are you going to be reading this one?

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