Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Thornhedge by T. Kingfisher

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme that highlights books soon to be released, the ones we’re excited about but haven’t read yet. It’s hosted by Wishful Endings, and was formerly hosted by Breaking the Spine. Y’all can check out all of this week’s Can’t-Wait Wednesday posts here.

Title: Thornhedge

Author: T. Kingfisher

Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tale Retelling

Publication Date: August 15, 2023

Publisher: Tor


From USA Today bestselling author T. Kingfisher, Thornhedge is the tale of a kind-hearted, toad-shaped heroine, a gentle knight, and a mission gone completely sideways.

There’s a princess trapped in a tower. This isn’t her story.

Meet Toadling. On the day of her birth, she was stolen from her family by the fairies, but she grew up safe and loved in the warm waters of faerieland. Once an adult though, the fae ask a favor of Toadling: return to the human world and offer a blessing of protection to a newborn child. Simple, right?

But nothing with fairies is ever simple.

Centuries later, a knight approaches a towering wall of brambles, where the thorns are as thick as your arm and as sharp as swords. He’s heard there’s a curse here that needs breaking, but it’s a curse Toadling will do anything to uphold…

My thoughts:

I adore a good fairy tale retelling! I’ve never read any of T. Kingfisher’s books, but I’ve heard such good things about them that I expect this to rock my socks off. Come on, August!

What are you eagerly awaiting this week? Let me know in a comment!

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3 Responses to Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Thornhedge by T. Kingfisher

  1. I’m so excited for this as well. I’ve read quite a few of Kingfisher’s books and I think this is going to be amazing:-)

  2. Ashley S. says:

    I’m excited for this one too. Like you, I’ve never read anything by this author, but am constantly hearing great things about them. Plus, I love a good retelling, so this should be great. 😀

  3. I have yet to read anything by T. Kingfisher but have several books on my TBR that I really want to read at some point. This one sounds like a fantastic retelling so thanks for putting it on my radar. 🙂

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