Saturday, November 3, 2018

The 'Finale' To The Caraval Trilogy By Stephanie Garber Gets An Official Cover And Release Date

Here it is finally --  the much awaited conclusion to Stephanie Garber's Caraval trilogy. To be released next year, this novel is shrewdly titled Finale, where we will learn the entertwined fate of Tella, Legend, and all the other strange collection of characters that make this series worthwhile.

The cover has been revealed for some time, but I cannot wrap my self around it, seeing how beautiful it is. All this thanks to Erin Fitzsimmons, who designed the covers in this series (initially together with her husband Ray Shappell). The "OCD" in me is satisfied.

Check out the cover of Finale by Stephanie Garber.

Finale by Stephanie Garber

Synopsis

Welcome, welcome to Finale, the third and final book in Stephanie Garber’s #1 New York Times bestselling Caraval series! All games must come to an end...

It’s been two months since the last Caraval concluded, two months since the Fates were freed from an enchanted deck of cards, two months since Tella saw Legend, and two months since Legend claimed the empire’s throne as his own. Now, Legend is preparing for his official coronation and Tella is determined to stop it. She believes her own mother, who still remains in an enchanted sleep, is the rightful heir to the throne.

Meanwhile, Scarlett has started a game of her own. She’s challenged Julian and her former fiancĂ©, Count Nicolas d’Arcy, to a competition where the winner will receive her hand in marriage. Finally, Scarlett feels as if she is in complete control over her life and future. She is unaware that her mother’s past has put her in the greatest danger of all.

Caraval is over, but perhaps the greatest game of all has begun―with lives, empires, and hearts all at stake. There are no spectators this time: only those who will win...and those who will lose everything.

Finale by Stephanie Garber will be released on May 7, 2019.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Book Of The Ancestor 3: 'Holy Sister' And Impossible Times: 'One Word Kill' By Mark Lawrence Get Official Covers

In a rare occasion the cover of Mark Lawrence's Holy Sister UK edition has been unveiled miles ahead than that of the US edition. Most of the time it is the other way around since the US publishers would kick off a rigorous marketing 8 to 6 months prior a book's publication, while UK publishers would usually do it 5 to 3 months prior of a release.

It is a surprise to me then that the cover of the UK cover of said book was unveiled to the world months ahead... But that does not diminish the excitement I got when the US edition finally got its cover as well.

Check out the cover of Holy Sister (US Edition) by Mark Lawrence crafted by Bastien Lecouff Deharme.

Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence

Here is the cover of Mark Lawrence's Holy Sister UK edition crafted by Tomasz Jedruszek.

Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence (UK Edition)

Synopsis

The third installment in a brilliant fantasy series from the international bestselling author of Prince of Thorns.

As a young girl, Nona Grey was saved from the noose by the Abbess of Sweet Mercy. But behind the convent’s walls she learned not a life of prayer and isolation, but one of the blade and the fist. Now she will serve as the convent’s fiercest protector as the emperor moves to destroy the last bastion that stands against him.

Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence will be released on April 9, 2019.

One Work Kill

Similarly the official cover of One Work Kill by Mark Lawrence has been unveiled. Lawrence shifts to Science Fiction and brings another side of his writing and story-telling skills.

Check out the cover of One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence.

One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence

Synopsis

Ready Player One meets Stranger Things in this thrilling new novel by bestselling author Mark Lawrence.

In January 1986, fifteen-year-old boy-genius Nick Hayes discovers he’s dying. And it isn’t even the strangest thing to happen to him that week.

Nick and his Dungeons & Dragons-playing friends are used to living in their imaginations. But when a new girl, Mia, joins the group and reality becomes weirder than the fantasy world they visit in their weekly games, none of them are prepared for what comes next. A strange—yet curiously familiar—man is following Nick, with abilities that just shouldn’t exist. And this man bears a cryptic message: Mia’s in grave danger, though she doesn’t know it yet. She needs Nick’s help—now.

He finds himself in a race against time to unravel an impossible mystery and save the girl. And all that stands in his way is a probably terminal disease, a knife-wielding maniac and the laws of physics.

Challenge accepted.

One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence will be released on May 1, 2019. You should note that this is a trilogy and each book will be released one month apart from each other.

Update: The second book is called Limited Wish. You can check out its cover below.

Limited Wish by Mark Lawrence

Synopsis

One choice. Two possible timelines. And a world hanging in the balance.

It’s the summer of 1986 and reluctant prodigy Nick Hayes is a student at Cambridge University, working with world-renowned mathematician Professor Halligan. He just wants to be a regular student, but regular isn’t really an option for a boy-genius cancer survivor who’s already dabbled in time travel.

When he crosses paths with a mysterious yet curiously familiar girl, Nick discovers that creases have appeared in the fabric of time, and that he is at the centre of the disruption. Only Nick can resolve this time paradox before the damage becomes catastrophic for both him and the future of the world. Time is running out—literally.

Wrapped up with him in this potentially apocalyptic scenario are his ex-girlfriend, Mia, and fellow student Helen. Facing the world-ending chaos of a split in time, Nick must act fast and make the choice of a lifetime—or lifetimes.

Game on.

Limited Wish by Mark Lawrence will be released on June 6, 2019.

'Max Tilt: Enter The Core' By Peter Lerangis Gets Official Cover, Synopsis, And Release Date

I am always fascinated of the stories written by Peter Lerangis. Lately his young adult adventure novels combining contemporary setting with ancient histories are a personal favorite. Think of the seven wonders of the ancient world plus the quest to save the world from evil forces. Or think about Jules Verne-esque high-stake stories.

Max Tilt certainly delivers on the latter and it is quite a sad affair that this series is finally coming to an end with Max Tilt: Enter the Core. This closing chapter to an epic adventure, which will be released early next year, gets an official cover that you'll certainly love -- that is if you are into dinosaurs.

Check out the cover of Max Tilt: Enter the Core by Peter Lerangis.

Max Tilt: Enter the Core by Peter Lerangis

Synopsis

The New York Times bestselling author of the Seven Wonders series and of books in the 39 Clues series, Peter Lerangis, brings us the final installment of the thrilling Max Tilt trilogy.

Max Tilt thinks his luck is finally changing, thanks to his great-great-great-grandfather Jules Verne’s unfinished, unpublished manuscript, The Lost Treasures. Using the clues Verne left behind, Max and his cousin Alex were able to bottle the magical healing elements needed to cure his mother’s illness just in the nick of time.

But then Max and Alex discover that the vials were stolen by their former friend, Bitsy. She has plans to use them to save the world—but her plans might be much more deadly than they seem. And so now it’s up to Max and Alex to stop her before it’s too late.

Working against the odds, the two kids glean clues from one of Verne’s best-loved books, Journey to the Center of the Earth. In it, they discover a map to their most dangerous destination yet—the very core of the world. And so now the two cousins are off on their most unlikely, most important quest yet—literally to save the world!

It’s the final installment of the riveting adventure series from master storyteller and New York Times bestselling author Peter Lerangis.

Max Tilt: Enter the Core by Peter Lerangis will be released on February 19, 2019.