We’re excited to share the cover for A Taste of Honey, the follow-up to Kai Ashante Wilson’s critically acclaimed Sorcerer of the Wildeeps. Charlie Jane Anders called Wildeeps “an epic fantasy unlike anything you’ve read before”, and remarked, “It’s great to see a new story that shows that fantasy still has some really fascinating places to go.” And we’re thrilled to take you there!
Set in the same fantastical universe of Wildeeps, this new standalone novella follows the turbulent romance between a soldier and a distant cousin of the royal family. A Taste of Honey will be available this October from Tor.com Publishing. Learn more about the novella below, and check out the full cover art illustrated by Tommy Arnold!
Kai Ashante Wilson had this to say:
While writing the first draft of “The Devil in America” in 2013, I was polishing the final draft of A Taste of Honey. The stories are very different from each other, but it was as challenging to achieve the light touch and happy ending A Taste of Honey needed as it was to go down deep into the dark for “The Devil in America.” I’m excited to have this novella come into print and I hope you all enjoy it!
A Taste of Honey publishes in October 2016. From the catalog copy:
Long after the Towers left the world but before the dragons came to Daluça, the emperor brought his delegation of gods and diplomats to Olorum. As the royalty negotiates over trade routes and public services, the divinity seeks arcane assistance among the local gods.
Aqib bgm Sadiqi, fourth-cousin to the royal family and son of the Master of Beasts, has more mortal and pressing concerns. His heart has been captured for the first time by a handsome Daluçan soldier named Lucrio. In defiance of Saintly Canon, gossiping servants, and the furious disapproval of his father and brother, Aqib finds himself swept up in a whirlwind romance. But neither Aqib nor Lucrio know whether their love can survive all the hardships the world has to throw at them.