Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #12 The Falconer

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

This week I'm waiting on... The Falconer by Elizabeth May. I picked this one a couple months ago- so why again? Well there have been a few updates. You can now read chapter 1 here.

There is also an early review here. Expected pub date is later this month in the UK, but not til March in the US.

There is also a Goodreads giveaway here.

And an extensive author interview here. Whoo -happy reading.


The Falconer (The Falconer, #1)

From Goodreads:

Heiress. Debutant. Murderer. A new generation of heroines has arrived.

Edinburgh, Scotland, 1844

Lady Aileana Kameron, the only daughter of the Marquess of Douglas, was destined for a life carefully planned around Edinburgh’s social events – right up until a faery killed her mother.

Now it’s the 1844 winter season and Aileana slaughters faeries in secret, in between the endless round of parties, tea and balls. Armed with modified percussion pistols and explosives, she sheds her aristocratic facade every night to go hunting. She’s determined to track down the faery who murdered her mother, and to destroy any who prey on humans in the city’s many dark alleyways.

But the balance between high society and her private war is a delicate one, and as the fae infiltrate the ballroom and Aileana’s father returns home, she has decisions to make. How much is she willing to lose – and just how far will Aileana go for revenge?

What are you waiting on?


  1. I think anyone who has this book on their 'waiting' list is a genius :P
    Good choice of book, will check out that chapter as well :)

    Sanna @ Fanciful Fictions

  2. Fun, fun, fun sounding book! In between tea she goes out and kills faeries. How different. I think I will check into this book further. Not my average genre but sounds really cool! Thanks for sharing the title.

    1. I think so too! This one really grabbed me we'll see when the final product comes out. I read the first chapter and it's not bad.

  3. Oooh...I like! I have a love/hate relationship with fae books, so one where the heroine goes around killing them is definitely intriguing!! And that is a kickarse cover and synopsis...definitely on my to read list now! Great WoW Pick!

    Here's my WoW Post!

    Wendy @ Escape Into Fiction

    1. Thanks Wendy. I like the cover too. And I'm with you- those kind of books can be really good or... not so much. Just depends. I'm optimistic about this one... she sounds kinda badass. :)

  4. Thanks for sharing the first chapter! I can't wait for this one! :)

    1. Hope you like it! I was happy to see a sample chapter since its a way off yet (in the US).

  5. Oooh, great pick! Thanks for sharing. I'm adding this one to my TBR!

    Thanks for stopping by! :)
    Megan @ Books i View