Sunday, March 24, 2019

Cover Reveal: '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.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Illustrated Edition Of 'Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire' By J.K. Rowling And Jim Kay Showcases Stunning Official Cover

It's a 4 out of 4 for illustrator Jim Kay and renowned author J. K. Rowling as we are about to relive Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in a magnificent illustrated edition. It's among the thickest books in the series and I am wondering how unwieldy this edition will be once it hits books stores worldwide.

One thing I am sure though: the newly released official cover art of this edition is nothing short of spectacular. Unlike the first three illustrated edition, the cover does not feature a magical vehicle or some form of mechanical conveyance. Instead it showcases one of the fantastic beasts, specifically a dragon, in one of the most exciting scenes of the book. In fact I was actually expecting the cover to feature the Beauxbatons Carriage and Durmstrang Ship for continuity...

Check out the cover of the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling and Jim Kay.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling and Jim Kay

And here is the full jacket art.

Full Jacket Cover of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling and Jim Kay

You may head over to Pottermore for some more exclusive art found inside the book.

Synopsis

Picture the magic – award-winning illustrator Jim Kay brings his wonderful creative powers to this stunning reimagined edition of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

This new fully illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire brings more breathtaking scenes and unforgettable characters to life – including Cedric Diggory, Fleur Delacour and Mad Eye Moody. With paint, pencil and pixels, Kay conjures the wizarding world as we have never seen it before. Fizzing with magic and brimming with humour, this full-colour edition will captivate fans and new readers alike as Harry, now in his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, finds himself competing in the legendary Triwizard Tournament and facing death-defying tasks, dragons and Dark wizards ...

With the original text – complete and unabridged – this gorgeous edition features foiled jacket, head and tail bands, a ribbon marker and illustrated endpapers.

The illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling and Jim Kay will be released on October 8, 2019.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

#CoverReveal The Trials of Apollo, Book Four: "The Tyrant's Tomb" By Rick Riordan

Apollo, or should I say Lester Papadopoulos, is in for another adventure to pursue the next oracle in The Trials of Apollo: The Tyrant's Tomb. This fourth book on the series is one of my most anticipated book of the year, simply showing that I'll never grow tired of Rick Riordan's writings (considering how old I think I am now).

The official cover of the said book has surfaced online, and thanks to John Rocco the cover is once again superb. Rocco is playing around with perspective and should you have fear of heights: take caution. Another thing I noticed about the cover are the aviary creatures featured, which if you could remember are prevalent to the previous covers as well. What's with Lester and fiendish birds?

Check out the cover of The Tyrant's Tomb by Rick Riordan.

The Tyrant's Tomb by Rick Riordan

Synopsis

It's not easy being Apollo, especially when you've been turned into a human and banished from Olympus. On his path to restoring five ancient oracles and reclaiming his godly powers, Apollo (aka Lester Papadopoulos) has faced both triumphs and tragedies. Now his journey takes him to Camp Jupiter in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the Roman demigods are preparing for a desperate last stand against the evil Triumvirate of Roman emperors. Hazel, Reyna, Frank, Tyson, Ella, and many other old friends will need Apollo's aid to survive the onslaught. Unfortunately, the answer to their salvation lies in the forgotten tomb of a Roman ruler . . . someone even worse than the emperors Apollo has already faced.

The Tyrant's Tomb by Rick Riordan will be released on September 24, 2019.