Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Cover Reveal: 'The Candy Shop War: Carnival Quest' By Brandon Mull

I always thought and hoped that Brandon Mull's The Candy Shop War series will be a trilogy. As time went by this hope seemed to fade and after nearly a decade I almost totally let go of the idea. That was until he finished and published the last book in his most recent series called Dragonwatch, which in turn a follow-up series to Fablehaven.

What a joyful day was that for me when he announced that he's returning to the The Candy Shop War world with a third and final book (hopefully not) which eventually will then be called Carnival Quest. And so a couple of months later the official synopsis and cover have been revealed for your pleasure.

Check out the official cover of The Candy Shop War: Carnival Quest by Brandon Mull.

The Candy Shop War: Carnival Quest by Brandon Mull

Synopsis

The long-awaited finale to Brandon Mull’s best-selling series where magical candies give kids superpowers to fight evil magicians.

The Blue Falcons is a secret kid’s club that fights against a family of villainous magicians. Using an impressive arsenal of magical candy—including Moon Rocks, which allows someone to jump super high, and Ironhides that make someone nearly invulnerable—Nate, Summer, Trevor, and Pigeon defeated Belinda White, a sinister candy shop owner who almost seized control of their town, and her brother, Jonas White, a maniacal arcade operator who tried to turn the planet into his personal puppet.

Now, the Blue Falcons must battle the third sibling—Camilla, who has brought the Dreams and Screams International Carnival to their town of Colson, California.

Rumors are spreading about the new carnival. Those who visit feel compelled to return. Some who enter the labyrinthine Funhouse disappear for days. And the Big Top is said to bewitch audience members.

The Blue Falcons think they know who is responsible and are ready to fight, but the carnival forbids outside magic. Without their favorite enchanted treats, how can they salvage their sixth-grade year, rescue their families, and save their town?

When nightmares and weird dreams start to plague everyone who has visited the carnival, the worlds of magic and reality are both endangered. With the help of a new magical enforcer, the Blue Falcons will need to learn to use the magic of the carnival against itself, including a host of new magical carnival candies, and tap into the power of their own dreams to battle their greatest adversary yet.


The Candy Shop War: Carnival Quest by Brandon Mull will be released on March 14, 2023.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Moon Fall Book 2: 'The Cradle Of Ice' By James Rollins Finally Gets Official Cover

James Rollins' foray into the post-apocalyptic fantasy genre is a hit among his already considerable established fan-base, and gaining him new ones to boot. Sigma Force is entertaining and are a good read as they can get, but I was in great need of something fresh and new from the author--which I am glad he delievered with The Starless Crown.

Rejoice! Because this is not a standalone novel, and we will be getting more. This sage will push and continue on with The Cradle of Ice. To excite you much further, here is the official cover of The Cradle of Ice by James Rollins as revealed by the author on his social media pages.

Check out the official cover of The Cradle of Ice by James Rollins.

The Cradle of Ice by James Rollins

Synopsis

The second book in the New York Times bestselling Moon Fall series from thriller-master James Rollins, The Cradle of Ice is a page-turning tale of action, adventure, betrayal, ambition, and the struggle for survival in a harsh world that hangs by a thread.

To stop the coming apocalypse, a fellowship was formed.

A soldier, a thief, a lost prince, and a young girl bonded by fate and looming disaster.

Each step along this path has changed the party, forging deep alliances and greater enmities. All the while, hostile forces have hunted them, fearing what they might unleash. Armies wage war around them.

For each step has come with a cost―in blood, in loss, in heartbreak.

Now, they must split, traveling into a vast region of ice and to a sprawling capital of the world they’ve only known in stories. Time is running out and only the truth will save us all.


The Cradle of Ice by James Rollins will be released on February 7, 2023.

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Official Cover of 'A Day Of Fallen Night' By Samantha Shannon Revealed

The surprising yet the equally wanted (or needed) prequel to The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon is almost upon us! Presenting A Day of Fallen Night, which will tackle half-a-century of more magical yet dangerous tales prior to the events of it predecessor. Samantha Shannon is definitely giving us another heavy-weight -- and I mean that literally -- but who is complaining, really? No me, for sure.

Samantha Shannon is lucky to have wonderful artists work on the covers of her books: from David Mann doing the covers designs of The Bone Season series, and who continued the tradition with The Priory of the Orange Tree, working together with cover artist Ivan Belikov! This duo is back to impress us once again!

Check out the official cover of A Day of Fallen Night by Samantha Shannon.

A Day of Fallen Night By Samantha Shannon

And here are some juicy art pieces, faeturing the cover!

A Day of Fallen Night by Samantha Shannon

A Day of Fallen Night by Samantha Shannon

A Day of Fallen Night by Samantha Shannon


Synopsis

Tunuva Melim is a sister of the Priory. For fifty years, she has trained to slay wyrms - but none have appeared since the Nameless One, and the younger generation is starting to question the Priory's purpose.

To the north, in the Queendom of Inys, Sabran the Ambitious has married the new King of Hróth, narrowly saving both realms from ruin. Their daughter, Glorian, trails in their shadow - exactly where she wants to be.

The dragons of the East have slept for centuries. Dumai has spent her life in a Seiikinese mountain temple, trying to wake the gods from their long slumber. Now someone from her mother's past is coming to upend her fate.

When the Dreadmount erupts, bringing with it an age of terror and violence, these women must find the strength to protect humankind from a devastating threat.

Intricate and epic, A Day of Fallen Night sweeps readers back to the world of A Priory of the Orange Tree, showing us a course of events that shaped it for generations to come.


A Day of Fallen Night by Samantha Shannon will be released on February 28, 2023.