Waiting on Wednesday (120) PACIFIC FIRE by Greg van Eekhout

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Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and is a fun way to share upcoming books that we’re excited about with other bloggers and readers. Hop on over to see more WoW picks! This week I’m featuring another new Tor title, and I cannot even express how excited I am to read this book. Van Eekhout is one of my new favorite authors, and I’m so happy the next book in the series will be out so soon:

Pacific FirePacific Fire by Greg van Eekhout. Releases in January 2015 from Tor Books. I loved van Eekhout’s unique world-building, hysterically funny characters, and all-around awesomeness in California Bones, and here he continues the story. Here’s the Goodreads description:

I’m Sam. I’m just this guy.

Okay, yeah, I’m a golem created from the substance of his own magic by the late Hierarch of Southern California. With a lot of work, I might be able to wield magic myself. I kind of doubt it, though. Not like Daniel Blackland can.

Daniel’s the reason the Hierarch’s gone and I’m still alive. He’s also the reason I’ve lived my entire life on the run. Ten years of never, ever going back to Los Angeles. Daniel’s determined to protect me. To teach me.

But it gets old. I’ve got nobody but Daniel. I’ll never do anything normal. Like attend school. Or date a girl.

Now it’s worse. Because things are happening back in LA. Very bad people are building a Pacific firedrake, a kind of ultimate weapon of mass magical destruction.  Daniel seemed to think only he could stop them. Now Daniel’s been hurt. I managed to get us to the place run by the Emmas. (Many of them. All named Emma. It’s a long story.) They seem to be healing him, but he isn’t going anyplace soon.

Do I even have a reason for existing, if it isn’t to prevent this firedrake from happening? I’m good at escaping from things. Now I’ve escaped from Daniel and the Emmas, and I’m on my way to LA.

This may be the worst idea I ever had.


 Have you started this series yet? Let me know what you’re waiting on:-)

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Posted October 8, 2014 by Tammy in Waiting on Wednesday / 15 Comments


15 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday (120) PACIFIC FIRE by Greg van Eekhout

  1. When I first heard of another upcoming book by Greg van Eekhout I was hoping it would be a standalone, but then the cover was revealed and it looked stylistically too close to California Bones for it to be anything but a sequel. I definitely have this one on my radar, but I guess I’ll have to read CB first! 🙂

    • For some reason I thought you had already read it. It’s great, definitely try to squeeze it in before January! Although honestly, this sounds like it could be read as a standalone.

      • I definitely agree with Tammy – this one looks like you could read it as a standalone. I think they’ll give you enough of the backstory in the beginning to make up for having not read the first. Since this one features an entirely different character ad the main person! I can’t wait!!!!