Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Legacy Of Orisha Book 2: Children Of Virtue And Vengeance By Tomi Adeyemi Gets Official Cover

Despite the understandable postponement of the publication of the sequel of Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi I am not grovelling like I used to with other series. I know the minor delay on this book, which is called Children of Virtue and Vengeance, will surely give way to bringing out the best version of it. And I'd rather wait a few months more than have a sloppy one.

But in the meantime I hope you enjoy the cover of the second book in the Legacy Of Orisha series. The cover as you will see has a gorgeous makeover, featuring a hyperrealistic art as opposed to the "loose" modernistic art of its predecessor. Despite the change I am wondering why my OCD is so forgiving this time and it doesn't even trigger me to bawl... We should all thank Sarah Jones for the illustration and Mallory Grigg for the design and art direction.

Checkout the cover of Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi.


Synopsis

After battling the impossible, Zélie and Amari have finally succeeded in bringing magic back to the land of Orïsha. But the ritual was more powerful than they could've imagined, reigniting the powers of not only the maji, but of nobles with magic ancestry, too.

Now, Zélie struggles to unite the maji in an Orïsha where the enemy is just as powerful as they are. But when the monarchy and military unite to keep control of Orïsha, Zélie must fight to secure Amari's right to the throne and protect the new maji from the monarchy's wrath.

With civil war looming on the horizon, Zélie finds herself at a breaking point: she must discover a way to bring the kingdom together or watch as Orïsha tears itself apart.

Children of Virtue and Vengeance is the stunning sequel to Tomi Adeyemi's New York Times bestselling debut Children of Blood and Bone, the first title in her Legacy of Orïsha trilogy.

Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi will be released on December 3, 2019.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Deathless Book 2: 'The Ruthless' By Peter Newman Official Cover Surfaced

The second book in the second series by Peter Newman is upon us. In a few weeks we will know if the much awaited book called The Ruthless from this breakout author of The Vagrant maintains the excitement and pace of its predecessor or it'd suffer the sophomore slump pitfall.

One thing is for sure, the official cover of The Ruthless has surfaced online. The book is going for a darker theme literally and figuratively. The art, which is actually an interesting sight on its own is predominantly dark in color. It is going dark in a figurative sense however because the branding, tone and everything about it has changed (my OCD is killing me). It's as if this one is totally distancing itself from the covers, look, and feel of the first four books by the author.

This is just mere speculation but it would seem there are a new artist and designer abound...? Were artist Jaime Jones and designer Dominic Forbes still on board in the creation of this entirely new cover? Is this the final version? I hope anyone can confirm this for me. It greatly reminds me of the cover shift and transition between HarperVoyager and Eos on one of Robin Hobb's series....

On the brighter side, at least I can tell myself that what's between the covers of this book would still possess the growing Peter Newman voice and style that we all so loved!

Update: I guess the design team of the publisher is going to be consistent with the redesigned paperback of the first book in the series. Damn! I just hope they wouldn't change the books height and width. I really hate this.

Check out the cover of The Ruthless by Peter Newman.

The Ruthless by Peter Newman

Synopsis

Are you ready to return to The Wild?

Return to a world of crystal armour, savage wilderness, and corrupt dynasties in book two of the new series from Gemmell award-winning author Peter Newman.

The Ruthless by Peter Newmann will be released on June 13, 2019.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

#CoverReveal The Tide Child Book 1: 'The Bone Ships' By RJ Barker (First Book In A New Trilogy)

Since the closing chapter of The Wounded Kingdom trilogy (including Age of Assassins, Blood of Assassins, and King of Assassins) by RJ Barker, I've been wondering what's next from this newly discovered author of mine. I first encountered the name when I ventured through Anderida Books for signed limited hardcover editions. After that, it's been an uphill and exciting journey... and the craving left me wanting for more of his stories!

Thankfully, Barker is back with a new trilogy starting with The Bone Ships. Who does not want to read adventures about ships made of dragon bones? This reminds me greatly of The Liveship Traders by Robin Hobb, so obviously I am already sold. Designer Hannah Wood has crafted the cover for the said book, and it is a distant flight from the look and feel of the author's previous series (which is a good thing, of course).

Check out the cover of The Bone Ships by RJ Barker.

The Bone Ships by RJ Barker

Synopsis

Enter the Hundred Isles, where ships made from the bones of extinct dragons battle for supremacy on the high seas. Our hero Meas Giryn must unite a crew of condemned criminals for a suicide mission when the first live dragon in centuries is spotted in far off waters...

From David Gemmell, Kitschie and British Fantasy Award-nominated RJ Barker, author of Age of Assassins.

The Bone Ships by RJ Barker will be released on September 26, 2019.