Publisher: ChiZine Publications

Waiting on Wednesday – House of War and Witness by Mike Carey

August 20, 2014 Bonnie Waiting on Wednesday 4 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – House of War and Witness by Mike CareyHouse of War and Witness by Mike Carey
Published by ChiZine Publications on November 18, 2014
Pages: 400
Genres: Fantasy
Format: Paperback
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1740. With the whole of Europe balanced on the brink of war, an Austrian regiment is sent to the furthest frontier of the empire to hold the border against the might of Prussia. Their garrison, the ancient house called Pokoj.

But Pokoj is already inhabited, by a company of ghosts from every age of the house’s history. Only DROZDE, the quartermaster’s mistress, can see them, and terrifyingly they welcome her as a friend. As these ageless phantoms tell their stories Drozde gets chilling glimpses not just of Pokoj’s past but of a looming menace in its future.

Meanwhile the humourless lieutenant KLAES pursues another mystery. Why are the people of the neighbouring village so surly and withdrawn, so reluctant to welcome the soldiers who are there to protect them? What are they hiding? And what happened to the local militia unit that was stationed at Pokoj before the regiment arrived?

The camp follower and the officer make their separate journies to the same appalling discovery – an impending catastrophe that will sweep away villagers and soldiers alike. But to stop it would pit Klaes against his entire regiment and Drozde against the one man in the world she truly fears.

Perhaps neither of them can prevail. If they do, it will be with the help of the restless dead...

About Mike Carey

Mike Carey was born in Liverpool in 1959. He worked as a teacher for fifteen years, before starting to write comics. When he started to receive regular commissions from DC Comics, he gave up the day job.

Since then, he has worked for both DC and Marvel Comics, writing storylines for some of the world's most iconic characters, including X-MEN, FANTASTIC FOUR, LUCIFER and HELLBLAZER. His original screenplay FROST FLOWERS is currently being filmed. Mike has also adapted Neil Gaiman's acclaimed NEVERWHERE into comics.

Somehow, Mike finds time amongst all of this to live with his wife and children in North London. You can read his blog at www.mikecarey.net

After reading (AND LOVING) The Girl With All the Gifts not too long ago, I really wanted to check out more from this author. No zombies this time around, but a lot more fantasy. Sounds fantastic.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me a link to your post and I’ll be sure to stop by!

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine

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