Waiting On Wednesday: The Gutter Prayer

Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme originally hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and continued now by Tressa at Wishful Endings under the heading “Can’t Wait Wednesday” where readers and bloggers share and discuss books they are excited about reading and which have generally not yet been released. I’m sticking with “Waiting On Wednesday” just because I like the way it rolls off the tongue.


Author: Gareth Hanrahan
Publisher: Orbit
Series: The Black Iron Legacy (Book 1)
Length: 560 pages
Publication Date: January 22, 2019

OK, not gonna lie, I was sold on this book by the cover alone. I’m a huge sucker for a good cover and with one glance I knew it was by Richard Anderson my favorite current fantasy artist. Put Anderson to work on some cover art and you’ve got my money.

But yeah eventually you have to read the thing. Well I guess you don’t HAVE to read it. It could just sit on your shelf and look pretty. But you WANT to read it right? So lets assume you’re gonna read it because it’s a book and that’s what you do. Eventually the plot has to interest you.

A group of three young thieves are pulled into a centuries old magical war between ancient beings, mages, and humanity in this wildly original debut epic fantasy.

The city has always been. The city must finally end.

When three thieves – an orphan, a ghoul, and a cursed man – are betrayed by the master of the thieves guild, their quest for revenge uncovers dark truths about their city and exposes a dangerous conspiracy, the seeds of which were sown long before they were born.

Cari is a drifter whose past and future are darker than she can know.

Rat is a Ghoul, whose people haunt the city’s underworld.

Spar is a Stone Man, subject to a terrible disease that is slowly petrifying his flesh.

Chance has brought them together, but their friendship could be all that stands in the way of total armageddon.

– goodreads


But if you were still unsure after seeing that amazing cover, and if because you were just weird and the blurb didn’t interest you (A MAIN CHARACTER IS A GHOUL…C’MON!), then well you could check out an early review.

Here’s one that HiuGregg, The Great Cabbage himself wrote for The Fantasy Inn:

HiuGregg’s Review of The Gutter Prayer

Now after seeing that cover, and skimming that blurb, and reading that review, if after all that you’re still not interested in this book and rushing to put in your pre-order or review request…well I just don’t know what to do with you. I mean we can still be friends but I’m gonna look at you askance and question your upbringing.

The Gutter Prayer on goodreads

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