Can’t Wait Wednesday: Guardian by A.J. Hartley

One of my more delightful discoveries last year was the Steeplejack series by A.J. Hartley.   A “steeplejack” is a craftsman who repairs chimneys, church steeples, and the like.  In a 19th-century milieu like that of the Steeplejack series, it is an extraordinarily dangerous occupation.  Hartley’s Steeplejack series follows Ang, a Steeplejack-turned-private detective of sorts, whose skills get put to plenty of use in racing across the South Africa-inspired Bar-Selehm.  I don’t read much YA these days, but I really loved the first two books in the series.  You can find my reviews of Steeplejack and Firebrand here and here, respectively.

Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme coordinated by Wishful Endings.

In A. J. Hartley’s thrilling and intriguing 19th-century South African-inspired fantasy world, 
which started with the Thriller Award-winning Steeplejack and continues with Guardian, Anglet Sutonga is a teenage detective fighting in a race against time as her beloved city is pushed to the brink.

This is what Ang knows:

A dear friend is accused of murdering the Prime Minister of Bar-Selehm.

A mysterious but fatal illness is infecting the poor.

A fanatical politician seizes power, unleashing a wave of violent repression over the city.

This is what Ang must do:

Protect her family.

Solve a murder.

RESIST, no matter what, before it’s too late.

Guardian comes out on June 12.  Pre-order it from Amazon now!

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About H.P.

Blogs on books at Every Day Should Be Tuesday (speculative fiction) and Hillbilly Highways (country noir and nonfiction). https://everydayshouldbetuesday.wordpress.com/ https://hillbillyhighways.wordpress.com/
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3 Responses to Can’t Wait Wednesday: Guardian by A.J. Hartley

  1. Tammy says:

    I have a copy of the first book but haven’t read it yet. But it’s a series I’m very interested in. I hope you love it!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Jenea says:

    I will have to look into the first book now!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Like Jenea, I need to look for the first books!

    Liked by 1 person

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