I Can't Wait for... Thornhedge by T. Kingfisher (Can't-Wait Wednesday) #CWW #WOW #booktwitter #newbooks #fantasy #fairytales #folklore #Thornhedge @UrsulaV @torbooks

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted here to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. Find out more here.

In case you haven't noticed by now I do love fairy tales and retellings and fantasy as a whole. I read a book (A Wizard’s Guide to Defensive Baking) by this author as a book club pick and loved it and so I was happy to find two new releases this year from her. Her next release is my pick this week...

By T. Kingfisher
Fantasy, Folklore, Fairy Tales
Special Hardcover Edition, Audiobook & eBook, 128 Pages
August 15, 2023 by Tor Books


From USA Today bestselling author T. Kingfisher, Thornhedge is the tale of a kind-hearted, toad-shaped heroine, a gentle knight, and a mission gone completely sideways.

*A very special hardcover edition, featuring foil stamp on the casing and custom endpapers illustrated by the author.*

There's a princess trapped in a tower. This isn't her story.

Meet Toadling. On the day of her birth, she was stolen from her family by the fairies, but she grew up safe and loved in the warm waters of faerieland. Once an adult though, the fae ask a favor of Toadling: return to the human world and offer a blessing of protection to a newborn child. Simple, right?

But nothing with fairies is ever simple.

Centuries later, a knight approaches a towering wall of brambles, where the thorns are as thick as your arm and as sharp as swords. He's heard there's a curse here that needs breaking, but it's a curse Toadling will do anything to uphold…

"The way Thornhedge turns all the fairy tales inside out is a sharp-edged delight."
―Katherine Addison, author of The Goblin Emperor

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Will you be reading this one?

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