Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Daughter of Chaos by Jen McConnel


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s can’t wait to read selection is
Daughter of Chaos by Jen McConnel
Publication Date: March 2014
Daughter of Chaos - Month9Books
Witches must choose the path they will follow, and Darlena Agara is no exception. She’s been putting it off long enough, and in her case, ignoring it has not made it go away. In a moment of frustration, Darlena chooses to follow Red Magic, figuring she had outsmarted the powers that be, since there’s no such thing as Red Magic. But alas, Darlena’s wrong (again) and she becomes a newly declared Red Witch. 
Her friends are shocked and her parents horrified by the choice Darlena has made. As a Red Witch, she now governs one third of the world’s chaos. She is the walking personification of pandemonium, turmoil, and bedlam, just as the patrons of Red Magic would have it to be. 
But Darlena believes there must be more to Red Magic than chaos and destruction, and she sets out on a journey to achieve balance. Only doing so puts her at odds with the dark goddess Hecate, who simply will not allow Darlena to quit. She encourages Darlena to embrace who and what she is and to leave good magic to the good witches. If only Darlena could, life would be simple, and she would not be the Daughter of Chaos.
Synopsis from goodreads.com 

I've just seen an excellent display of a witches' power in Wicked and don't seem to be able to swerve off topic today. :) Daughter of Chaos sounds compelling. How do you govern chaos? And doesn't there have to be some balance in a person to be able to do so? 
Moreover I wonder what Hecate's position is in this story and which mythology she represents here. I'm fascinated by the goddess and have only seen her in a few books before. Is she good or bad here, when she encourages Darlena to embrace being a Daughter of Chaos? 

Which books are you waiting on this week? Leave us a comment.

1 comments:

Rita_h said...

This is a rather unique sounding book, which I haven't heard of yet. Mythology makes a book fun to read, so you will probably enjoy this one a lot. My choice is a more simplistic bit of chaos: I chose Mrs. Poe, a historical fictional account of Edgar Allan Poe's wife. Thanks for sharing.

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