Hey y’all! In contrast to Throwback Thursday, I like to use Fridays to look forward to an upcoming release that I’m excited about! Today’s is The Remarkable Retirement of Edna Fisher by E.M. Anderson!
Expected Release: April 21, 2023
Why wait on this one?
- I’ve been really excited about the fiction coming out lately with more elderly protagonists, and this is a fantasy with on! I don’t know if I’ve ever seen that before, but I hope this fledgling trend continues!
- This also sounds like it’s going to be a story that plays with the common genre tropes in a fun, silly way. The teenage girl who everyone thought would be the chosen one being upset about Edna and out to get her is such a delightful setup for hijinks and humor.
- Plus it seems to be hinting at a twist where the “villain” is actually a good guy? And/or the “good guys” are not quite as shiny as their Knight status would imply? Ooooh I’m all about it! Anti-heroes and characters learning more about each other can be such fun in a fantasy world!
When you’re a geriatric armed with nothing but gumption and knitting needles, stopping a sorcerer from wiping out an entire dragon-fighting organization is a tall order. No one understands why 83-year-old Edna Fisher is the Chosen One, destined to save the Knights from a dragon-riding sorcerer bent on their destruction. After all, Edna has never handled a magical weapon, faced down a dragon, or cast a spell. And everyone knows the Council of Wizards always chooses a teenager—like the vengeful girl ready to snatch Edna’s destiny from under her nose.
Still, Edna leaps at the chance to leave the nursing home. With her son long dead in the Knights’ service, she’s determined to save dragon-fighters like him and to ensure other mothers don’t suffer the same loss she did. But as Edna learns about the abuse in the ranks and the sorcerer’s history as a Knight, she questions if it’s really the sorcerer that needs stopping—or the Knights she’s trying to save.
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I AM SO LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS ONE! I can’t wait for my pre-order to arrive.