Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury

A weekly feature created at Breaking the Spine, Waiting on Wednesday features upcoming releases that bloggers are excited about.  You can find out more here.

My pick this week is the highly anticipated The Sleeping Prince by Melinda Salisbury.


Image and description from Goodreads:

Return to the darkly beautiful world of The Sin Eater's Daughter with a sequel that will leave you awed, terrified . . . and desperate for more.

Ever since her brother Lief disappeared, Errin's life has gone from bad to worse. Not only must she care for her sick mother, she has to scrape together rent money by selling illegal herbal cures. But none of that compares to the threat of the vengeful Sleeping Prince whom the Queen just awoke from his enchanted sleep.

When her village is evacuated as part of the war against the Sleeping Prince, Errin is left desperate and homeless. The only person she can turn to is the mysterious Silas, a young man who buys deadly poisons from Errin, but won't reveal why he needs them. Silas promises to help her, but when he vanishes, Errin must journey across a kingdom on the brink of war to seek another way to save her mother and herself. But what she finds shatters everything she believed about her world, and with the Sleeping Prince drawing nearer, Errin must make a heartbreaking choice that could affect the whole kingdom.


I know I've gone on so many times about how much I adore The Sin Eater's Daughter. I know you're all probably sick of me saying how amazing it was and how I'm excited for The Sleeping Prince yadda yadda yadda. I'm afraid you're all just going to have to put up with it one more time however, because with the picture Mel posted yesterday of the copies that arrived at her home, my WoW for today was of course going to be The Sleeping Prince.

I literally cannot wait to read more about the amazing world Lormere inhabits. This book takes place in the bordering kingdom of Tregellan. Anyone who has read the first book knows that these two kingdoms are sort of at war, and that Tregellan was Lief's home. Well this book revolves around Lief's sister Errin and that is something I am so excited about. Although I will not hide that I ship Merek and Twylla, I still loved Lief as a character and cannot wait to see how interesting Errin is.

Of course, I'm also super excited to see what Merek and Twylla are up to. I won't spoil anything, but the end of the first book was a big cliffhanger in terms of character development and how these two are going to move on. There was also a lot of mystery surrounding Lief himself, as alluded to in the summary of The Sleeping Prince.

This book is pretty much my most anticipated 2016 release. There are many others I'm super excited for, some of which I've been lucky to grab as ARCS/Proofs, but TSP is making my head spin with wonder of what the pages might contain. I am literally bouncing in my seat just writing about it, and yes, I kind of went overboard on Twitter yesterday when Mel posted her picture of the books. 


I'm excited. Clearly.

The Sleeping Prince isn't released until April 26th 2016 but hopefully that isn't as far away as it seems, and if you're in the UK Mel is running a giveaway for signed TSED and TSP until midnight Christmas Eve! Check her Twitter!

Thanks for reading!

Holly @TheArtsShelf


  1. I LOVE the cover of this book! I didn't really like the first book (unfortunately) but THESE COVERS. I hope you enjoy this book when you read it!

    Happy holidays. :)

    Check out my WoW post!

    1. Aww! I'm so sorry you didn't like the book! The covers are gorgeous though :) Thanks for commenting and happy holidays!


    I loved TSED and I can't wait to see what happens next. And those covers are beyond gorgeous.


    1. Aren't they just?! I really want the American editions too.