Jump on the wagon now, because I think Bates is an author well worth watching
The Waking Land is all about rising to challenges, and it succeeds wonderfully.
A simmering tale of magic that builds to a raging inferno, and hits like a cross between Brandon Sanderson and Pierce Brown.
The kind of enthusiastic fantasy debut that is always fun to wade into... For readers who delight in folklore-based fantasy, it's a joy to power through
Callie Bates has written an exciting and involving first book, and she is clearly a writer of real talent .
A heartbreaking, enchanting, edge-of-the-seat read that held me captive from start to finish!