Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Cover Reveal: The Redwinter Chronicles Book One 'Daughter Of Redwinter' By Ed McDonald

In terms of SFF official covers, UK publishers rarely disappoint me. They produce consistently on-point covers that would make you wanna enjoy a book even more. People say to not judge a book by its cover, but if I have to take it literally a great book with a beautiful cover is a huge bonus.

With that said, Ed McDonald's latest and upcoming opener to a new series, titled Daughter of Redwinter, just got its official cover revealed by a few online book sellers. And I should tell that it is no exemption of the above stattement. Unfortunately I was not able to get a better resolution so it is little grainy. I will update this page as soon as I get a version with higher resolution.

Check out the official cover of Daughter of Redwinter by Ed McDonald.

Update: Finally, I was able to find an image with higher resolution.

Daughter of Redwinter by Ed McDonald

Update: Here is a glimpse of the cover of the US edition.

Daughter of Redwinter (US Edition) by Ed McDonald

Daughter of Redwinter (US Edition) by Ed McDonald

Synopsis

Raine is seventeen-years-old and still on the run. She can see the dead, a secret that could get her killed. Seeking refuge with a deluded cult is her latest bad decision but rescuing an injured woman in the snow is soon revealed to be a horrific mistake. Hazia endangers not just Raine, but the whole world: she's escaped from Redwinter, fortress-monastery of the Draoihn, the warrior magicians who answer to no king or queen of the land, but to their own Grand Master. They will stop at nothing to retrieve what she's stolen.

Raine must survive by her wits, and her skill with a bow in a world turned upside down. A battle, a betrayal and a horrific revelation finds her herself inside Redwinter, where anyone caught communing with ghosts is put to death. As conspirators plot to release an ancient enemy, Raine's ability to see the dead might be their only hope, but to use her power would see her condemned.


Daughter of Redwinter by Ed McDonald will be released on June 30, 2022.

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Maggie Stiefvater To Release 'Bravely', A Story Set In Disney Pixar's 'Brave' World

If you are both a fan of Maggie Stiefvater's magical stories and poetic writing, and of Disney Pixar's wild Scottish-inspired adventure (Brave) then the upcoming novel called Bavely by Maggie Stiefvater is the best fit for you. Set in the same world of DunBroch, the novel is a standalone story, which does not require you to watch the said movie.

The official cover of Bravely by Maggie Stiefvater has been revealed, which features Merida, the same red-haired main character we love. The only thing I'd miss in this novel is her accent (thanks to Kelly Macdonald's iconic voice), which is one of the things I loved about the movie!

Check out the official cover of Bravely by Maggie Stiefvater.

Bravely by Maggie Stiefvater


Synopsis

What if you had one year to save everything you loved?

One princess. Merida of DunBroch needs a change. She loves her family―jovial King Fergus, proper Queen Elinor, the mischievous triplets― and her peaceful kingdom. But she’s frustrated by its sluggishness; each day, the same. Merida longs for adventure, purpose, challenge – maybe even, someday, love.

Two gods. But the fiery Princess never expects her disquiet to manifest by way of Feradach, an uncanny supernatural being tasked with rooting out rot and stagnation, who appears in DunBroch on Christmas Eve with the intent to demolish the realm – and everyone within. Only the intervention of the Cailleach, an ancient entity of creation, gives Merida a shred of hope: convince her family to change within the year – or suffer the eternal consequences.

Three voyages. Under the watchful eyes of the gods, Merida leads a series of epic journeys to kingdoms near and far in an attempt to inspire revolution within her family. But in her efforts to save those she loves from ruin, has Merida lost sight of the Clan member grown most stagnant of all – herself?

Four seasons to save Dunbroch – or see it destroyed, forrver.


Bravely by Maggie Stiefvater will be released on May 3, 2022.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Being Vaccinated In Times Of Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Vaccine
I am now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In this time of uncertainties at least one of the items that keeps on bugging my thoughts is ticked off from my list. Mental health is such a serious matter in this day and age, and we must grab any little hope we see on the horizon. 

Yes the virus does not only bring physical health issues, but mental health issues as well. Being on lock down for more than a year now most of us are desperate to be outside and be with nature again. So the only immediate action we can do, since I believe this pandemic is not gonna end as soon as we would like it, is to be vaccinated.

I know some anti-vaxxers would raise their eye-brows on this but this is the only way we can protect our selves and the ones we love in this trying times. The vaccines may be approved for emergency use only but the benefits out-weigh the risks...