Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday: The Magnolia Sword: A Ballad of Mulan by Sherry Thomas

Waiting on Wednesday (or Can't Wait Wednesday) is a weekly meme, hosted by Wishful Endings, where you talk about whatever book you are IMPATIENTLY WAITING for!

This week I am waiting for...
The Magnolia Sword: A Ballad of Mulan

CHINA, 484 A.D.

A Warrior in Disguise
All her life, Mulan has trained for one purpose: to win the duel that every generation in her family must fight. If she prevails, she can reunite a pair of priceless heirloom swords separated decades earlier, and avenge her father, who was paralyzed in his own duel.

Then a messenger from the Emperor arrives, demanding that all families send one soldier to fight the Rouran invaders in the north. Mulan's father cannot go. Her brother is just a child. So she ties up her hair, takes up her sword, and joins the army as a man.

A War for a Dynasty
Thanks to her martial arts skills, Mulan is chosen for an elite team under the command of the princeling--the royal duke's son, who is also the handsomest man she's ever seen. But the princeling has secrets of his own, which explode into Mulan's life and shake up everything she knows. As they cross the Great Wall to face the enemy beyond, Mulan and the princeling must find a way to unwind their past, unmask a traitor, and uncover the plans for the Rouran invasion . . . before it's too late.

Inspired by wuxia martial-arts dramas as well as the centuries-old ballad of Mulan, The Magnolia Sword is perfect for fans of Renee Ahdieh, Marie Lu, or Kristin Cashore--a thrilling, romantic, and sharp-edged novel that lives up to its beloved heroine. 
Release Date: September 10th, 2019

Why am I waiting?
Just say Mulan Retelling and I'm there!
What book are you waiting for this week?


  1. I just realized this author also writes one of my favorite historical mystery series so I definitely want to check this one out now. Great choice.

  2. This one sounds like it is going to be so fantastic! I love a great Mulan retelling and the cover is so stunning! New one for my TBR. :)

  3. Oooh! Mulan! I would love to read this! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  4. A Mulan story! Cool. I think this sounds really good.

  5. I had to do a double take when I saw who the author was. A double bonus! Sherry Thomas and a Mulan retelling! I want to read this! Thank you for sharing. I hope you love it. Have a great week!

  6. I love retellings - at least when they're done right. I'll add this one to my tbr. Thanks for sharing!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings