Waiting on Wednesday: Jane Linkdskold Artemis Awakening

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly feature by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases that we're excited about! It's a fun way to share with others the books that you're eagerly awaiting to be released and you are excited about. This week's pre-publication that "I-Can't-Wait-To-Read" selection is:


Artemis Awakening
by Jane Lindskold
Expected publication: May 27th 2014
by Tor Books
Hardcover, 304 pages

Artemis Awakening is the start of a new series by New York Times bestseller Jane Lindskold. The distant world Artemis is a pleasure planet created out of bare rock by a technologically advanced human empire that provided its richest citizens with a veritable Eden to play in. All tech was concealed and the animals (and the humans brought to live there) were bioengineered to help the guests enjoy their stay…but there was always the possibility of danger so that visitors could brag that they had “bested” the environment.

The Empire was shattered in a horrific war; centuries later humanity has lost much of the advanced technology and Artemis is a fable told to children. Until young archeologist Griffin Dane finds intriguing hints that send him on a quest to find the lost world. Stranded on Artemis after crashing his ship, he encounters the Huntress Adara and her psych-linked companion, the puma Sand Shadow. Their journey with her will lead Dane to discover the planet’s secrets…and perhaps provide a key to give unimagined power back to mankind.
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Doesn't Artemis Awakening sound amazing! I've love epic sci-fi and fantasy books, and I've been meaning to get back to reading more of these little beauties. I've read Through Wolf's Eyes (Firekeeper Saga #1) by Jane way back and loved it. What sounds so amazing about her newest book Artemis Awakening is that it includes so many of the exciting elements I love. Techno advance society, a pleasure planet turned dystopian, bioengineered animals and humans, an epic quest,  there's a kick-butt huntress and her linked puma. Yes...this sounds epic and yummy!