Thursday, November 28, 2019

The Book Of The Ice: 'The Girl And The Stars' By Mark Lawrence Gets An Official Cover

Mark Lawrence is such a prolific author. This year alone he has published 4 equally entertaining and exciting reads. He's been consistent on delivering very good stories and so hearing that he'll be publishing new books makes me excited. Next year we can expect more starting with the first book in his new The Book of the Ice series titled The Girl and the Stars.

The official cover for the said book has been unveiled and the art direction is making it consistent with the covers of the Book of the Ancestor series. Both series have something to do with the same icy post-apocalyptic setting, so I am guessing they are related or interconnected. We have Bastien Lecouffe Deharme (for this stunning artwork--he also did the art for the said previous series) and the art department of Ace, especially Judith Lagerman for art direction, to thank for how this cover turned out to be.

Check out the official cover of The Girl and the Stars by Mark Lawrence.

The Girl and the Stars by Mark Lawrence

Synopsis

A stunning new epic fantasy series following a young outcast who must fight with everything she has to survive, set in the same world as Red Sister.

In the ice, east of the Black Rock, there is a hole into which broken children are thrown. Yaz’s people call it the Pit of the Missing and now it is drawing her in as she has always known it would.

To resist the cold, to endure the months of night when even the air itself begins to freeze, requires a special breed. Variation is dangerous, difference is fatal. And Yaz is not the same.

Yaz’s difference tears her from the only life she’s ever known, away from her family, from the boy she thought she would spend her days with, and has to carve out a new path for herself in a world whose existence she never suspected. A world full of difference and mystery and danger.

Yaz learns that Abeth is older and stranger than she had ever imagined. She learns that her weaknesses are another kind of strength and that the cruel arithmetic of survival that has always governed her people can be challenged.

The Girl and the Stars by Mark Lawrence will be released on April 21, 2020.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Cover Of The Aurora Cycle: 'Aurora Burning' By Amie Kaufman And Jay Kristoff Surfaced Online

The covers of the books in The Aurora Cycle are getting hotter and hotter in each outing -- they are literally on fire! This second collaboration series from authors Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff is now about to give way it its second book called Aurora Rising.

The official cover of Aurora Burning has been revealed in the Internet-verse along with the juicy synopsis, which you can read below, and a release date that is not coming any sooner as far as I am concerned. Aren't you excited to get your hands to this next chapter in The Aurora Cycle?

Check out the cover of Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.

Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Synopsis

Our heroes are back . . . kind of. From the bestselling co-authors of the Illuminae Files comes the second book in the epic Aurora Cycle series about a squad of misfits, losers, and discipline cases who just might be the galaxy's best hope for survival.

First, the bad news: an ancient evil--you know, your standard consume-all-life-in-the-galaxy deal--is about to be unleashed. The good news? Squad 312 is standing by to save the day. They've just got to take care of a few small distractions first.

Like the clan of gremps who'd like to rearrange their favorite faces.

And the cadre of illegit GIA agents with creepy flowers where their eyes used to be, who'll stop at nothing to get their hands on Auri.

Then there's Kal's long-lost sister, who's not exactly happy to see her baby brother, and has a Syldrathi army at her back. With half the known galaxy on their tails, Squad 312 has never felt so wanted.

When they learn the Hadfield has been found, it's time to come out of hiding. Two centuries ago, the colony ship vanished, leaving Auri as its sole survivor. Now, its black box might be what saves them. But time is short, and if Auri can't learn to master her powers as a Trigger, the squad and all their admirers are going to be deader than the Great Ultrasaur of Abraaxis IV.

Shocking revelations, bank heists, mysterious gifts, inappropriately tight bodysuits, and an epic firefight will determine the fate of the Aurora Legion's most unforgettable heroes--and maybe the rest of the galaxy as well.

Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff will be released on May 5, 2020.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Sun Eater #3: 'Demon In White' By Christopher Ruocchio Gets Official Cover And Release Date

Last time, I claimed the Howling Dark by Christopher Ruocchio may have been the best sequel cover revealed this year. Well I guess I am glad to have been proven wrong, because not only did I find a far better cover this year, but it is coming from the same team that brought us the then best cover! And they just outdid themselves -- all within less than a year!

Yes, I know I've been complaining a lot about cover consistency and continuity at Daw Books and Publishing but we can't really deny that some of the best covers came from this publishing house. Christopher Ruocchio is lucky in that area, because the design team for his books are not hesitating to stand-out and produce the best final output. We all owe this to artist Kieran Yanner, who took over from Sam Weber as cover artist since the second book in this series. And if I am not mistaken we also have Katie Anderson to thank for the cover design and art direction (please feel free to correct me if I am wrong).

Check out the cover of Demon in White by Christopher Ruocchio.

Demon in White by Christopher Ruocchio

Synopsis

Hadrian Marlowe may be revered as a hero and despised as a murderer, but there's only one way to hear his true story: relayed in his own words, in this incredible fusion of space opera and epic fantasy.

Demon in White by Christopher Ruocchio will be released on July 7, 2020.