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.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Montague Siblings: "The Nobleman's Guide To Scandal And Shipwrecks" By Mackenzi Lee Official Cover And Release Date

With the release of Loki: Where Mischief Lies I didn't really expect any exciting news from author Mackenzi Lee anytime soon. I assumed there's ought be another Guide or Montague Siblings book but not this soon... Remember the Goblin or the youngest sibling? Well, the third and final book is all about him!

You know what this means? There will be a huge time jump considering he was just a little toddler when we last heard of him and the cover of The Nobleman's Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks clearly shows he's already grown up.

Check out the cover of The Nobleman's Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks by Mackenzi Lee.

The Nobleman's Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks by Mackenzi Lee

Synopsis

Return to the enchanting world of the Montague siblings in the finale to the New York Times bestselling and Stonewall Honor-winning series, featuring a teenage Adrian Montague as he desperately seeks the now adult Monty and Felicity―the older siblings he never knew he had.

The sole heir to his family’s fortune, Adrian Montague desperately wants to be free―from his father’s high expectations; the grief of losing his beloved mother; and the constant war being waged inside his mind. Adrian was diagnosed with hysteria at a young age and it’s always been kept a secret. But when he has a breakdown at his engagement party, the public learns Adrian’s worst fear: he might not be fit to run the Montague estate.

Thankfully, Adrian is given an opportunity to avoid the impending scandal: a trip to the Caribbean to claim the last of his mother’s possessions. But along the way, Adrian discovers another secret lurking in his family tree. He is actually the youngest of three children―his sister Felicity and brother “Monty” went missing over a decade ago. Now Adrian has the chance to find them and offer to pass the estate back to the rightful heirs.

Adrian expects to win his long-lost brother over with the promise of wealth and inheritance, while dreaming of a quiet life where Adrian doesn’t feel like a burden to anyone. But when Adrian finally tracks him down, Monty refuses to return home. The only thing he can convince Monty of is to accompany him across the ocean as an act of tribute to their mother, hoping that during the voyage he can persuade Monty into taking the weight of inheriting the estate off his shoulders.

When they reach their destination, Adrian and Monty find something hidden in their mother’s belongings―a clue pointing to a valuable artifact that could potentially save the Montague siblings from a curse that threatens their lives. But to retrieve it, they must chase an infamous myth through the wild sugar fields of Barbados to the haunting streets of New Orleans to mysterious uncharted islands off the edge of the map.

The Nobleman's Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks by Mackenzi Lee will be released on August 18, 2020.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Cover Reveal: 'When Jackals Storm The Walls' (Song of Shattered Sands) By Bradley Beaulieu

The fifth book in the Song of Shattered Sands series is coming! Presenting the official cover of When Jackals Storm the Walls by Bradley Beaulieu. For a person with an slight OCD for consistency I am relieved because the cover finally follows on the look and feel of the previous book in the series, Beneath the Twisted Trees.

Kudos to the returning artist, Micah Epstein; the creative & design team in DAW Books, including but not limited to Adam Auerbach and Betsy Wolheim; and of course the author himself. I am very pleased with how this series is moving on as well as how the cover arts have been progressing. If you are interested to know the process of creating this fantastic cover, jump ahead to Barnes and Noble for more information.

Check out the cover of When Jackals Storm the Walls by Bradley Beaulieu.

When Jackals Storm the Walls by Bradley Beaulieu

Synopsis

The reign of the Sharakhani kings has been broken. Queen Meryam now rules the city. Çeda, meanwhile, has succeeded in lifting the asirim’s curse, though it came at a terrible cost: Nalamae was slain in battle against her sister goddess. All is not lost, however. Çeda knows Nalamae will be reborn, and so begins a quest to find her.

The scheming King Ihsan has been busy as well, mining the legendary Blue Journals for a way to save the city and the desert beyond from certain destruction. He believes he’s found one, but it won’t be easy, especially when the only tools left at his disposal are his own wits and guile. As he begins to gather the other fallen kings and convince them to work together, he realizes that one person is crucial to their success: Çeda.

Çeda must now choose: work with the kings she’s vowed to destroy or risk losing the city she loves. Whatever she decides, the path will be dangerous. Her allies are divided. Sharakhai is under threat from neighbouring kingdoms. And now the gods themselves are stepping in...

When Jackals Storm the Walls by Bradley Beaulieu will be released on July 23, 2020.