Wednesday, February 8, 2017

"Waiting On" Wednesday #20: The Valiant

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

Title: The Valiant
Author: Lesley Livingston
Publisher: Razorbill

Expected publication:  February 14th
Genres: Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult 

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."

What are you waiting for this Wednesday?  Let us know in the comment section below.



  1. Such a great pick Shon! I read this one earlier in January (I got an ARC) and really liked it. It wasn't my favorite book or anything, but I seem to be in the minority for that. I hope you love it. :) Here is my WoW!

    Have a great rest of your week!
    Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!

  2. Thanks for stopping by. Happy reading!

  3. Awesome pick! I am seeing this book around and its got some good reviews!
    I messed my bloglovin' so followed you again(If I had followed you before, can't remember) So Old GFC and Google+ and Instagram and Goodreads follower lol, and New Bloglovin' follower.
    Here's My WoW