Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.
The Warrior Within by Angus Mcintyre
(March 8, 2018 by Tor.com Publishing)
The idea of a bunch of different masters, living in your head, to help you become a master at a bunch of different skills? That would be a cool talent to have for after a boss fight 😛 Plus, I have a week spot for stories that with personality disorders.
About the Book:
Angus McIntyre makes his debut with The Warrior Within, a mind-bending science fiction adventure about a man with many people living in his head.
Karsman has a dozen different people living in his head, each the master of a different set of skills and hoping to gain mastery of Karsman’s body. He survives on a backwater planet dominated by the Muljaddy, a mostly ambivalent religious autocracy, where devotion and prayer can be traded in for subsistence wages and enough food to survive. Surrounded by artifacts of a long dead civilization, the population survives off its salvage, with Karsman eking out an uneventful life as the unofficial mayor of his small town.
But that life is soon interrupted, when a group of commandos arrive, coming from the wastelands as only off-worlders could. They’ve come to kill a woman, or so they say. At first the commandos merely threaten as they search. Unable to find what they’re looking for, they begin to ratchet up their measures, separating the men from the women, instigating violent encounters, and eventually staging a coup against the Muljaddy and his Temple.
Faced with the task of protecting his quiet town and a woman he might love from the commandos who could want to kill her, Karsman must balance between maintaining his personality and harnessing the personas whose skills he desperately needs.
This idea reminds me a lot of Wesley Chu’s Lives of Tao series, but it does sound like fun! Great choice😁
You’re right! Hopefully this’ll be just as good too 🙂
OMG, I think I’d go crazy with a bunch of people living in my head. I also thought of Chu’s Lives of Tao, but that had just one and it worked well, so maybe this will as well …
My own voice in my enough to drive up my anxiety, let alone having several other people in there too telling me also what to do XD
Hmm, that sounds like an interesting read. Cool concept.
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What I really want to know is how they all got in there, or who put them in there…???
I immediately thought of Brandon Sanderson’s Legion when I read the premise – but now that Tammy mentioned Chu’s Lives of Tao, I can see a bit of that too!
I actually haven’t read Legion, though I actually do have a copy of it on Audible! (They we’re giving it away for free one day).