Thursday, April 27, 2017

Cover Reveal: Magnus Chase And The Gods Of Asgard: The Ship Of The Dead by Rick Riordan

The finale of the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series is looming in the horizon and it's not coming any faster than I should have anticipated. This series is by far my most favorite Rick Riordan Tales, even better than Percy Jackson's and Jason Grace's yarns.

This book, which is the third in the series, is called The Ship of the Dead and I am really hoping that this will not be the last that will see Magnus Chase and the usual gang. And for your satisfaction the official cover of the said book has been revealed along with some Rick Riordan Presents news over at Publisher's Weekly.

Check out this fantastic cover of Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Ship of the Dead. Once again the art was crafted by the ever-surprising John Rocco.

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan

And speaking of the ship of the dead, which may refer to Naglfar or Naglfari, here is what Wikipedia has to say about it.

Naglfar or Naglfari is a boat made entirely from the fingernails and toenails of the dead. During the events of Ragnarök, Naglfar is foretold to sail to Vígríðr, ferrying hordes that will do battle with the gods.


Magnus Chase, a once-homeless teen, is a resident of the Hotel Valhalla and one of Odin's chosen warriors. As the son of Frey, the god of summer, fertility, and health, Magnus isn't naturally inclined to fighting. But he has strong and steadfast friends, including Hearthstone the elf, Blitzen the dwarf, and Samirah the Valkyrie, and together they have achieved brave deeds, such as defeating Fenris Wolf and battling giants for Thor's hammer, Mjolnir. Now Magnus and his crew must sail to the farthest borders of Jotunheim and Niflheim in pursuit of Asgard's greatest threat. Will they succeed in their perilous journey, or is Ragnarok lurking on the horizon?

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan will hit bookstores on October 3, 2017.

Jeff Kinney's Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Book 12 Gets Official Title, Cover And Release Date

Wow! It seems only yesterday that we had in our hands the very first Diary of a Wimpy Kid book. It became an instant favorite of yours truly and it left me wanting for more. I thought, by then, that I could not grow bored of this kind of book no matter how many.... and after a dozen releases I was still right and the feeling remain.

The twelfth book of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid is on its way this year and following the release schedule of the previous books it will become available by November. The official title has been revealed to be simply as Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway and author Jeff Kinney has finally unveiled the blue-greenish cover!

Check out the cover of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway by Jeff Kinney.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway by Jeff Kinney


To escape the stress of the holidays, the Heffleys decide to get out of town and go to a resort instead of celebrating Christmas at home. But what's billed as a stress-free vacation becomes a holiday nightmare.

Jeff Kinney is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and six-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book. Jeff has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of Time magazine’s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives with his wife and two sons in Plainville, Massachusetts, where they own a bookstore, An Unlikely Story.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway by Jeff Kinney will fly into book store on November 7, 2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

#FanMade: Cover Art For 'Lethal White' By Robert Galbraith (Cormoran Strike Book 4, US And UK Editions)

A few days ago J.K. Rowling started a guessing game in twitter that fueled my excitement for the fourth Cormoran Strike book. She let millions of her fans guess the official title of the said book with the following clues:

There were a lot of brilliant guesses, and the funny ones are almost uncountable... Until one Big Daddy guessed it right: Lethal White. This initiated some more frenzy among the fandom and I am not surprised because the Cormoran Strike novels are such a very good and enjoyable read. I really have to satiate my hunger for the said book and only creating fan-made covers for it will I ever have some mental peace.

Check out the fan-made covers I created for Legal White by Robert Galbraith (a pseudonym of J.K. Rowling). I did my best to be true to the original designs of the first three books in the series.

US Edition

Lethal White by Robert Galbraith (US Edition)

UK Edition

Lethal White by Robert Galbraith (UK Edition)

No official release date has been set yet, much less the teasing synopsis. Robert Galbraith is still writing and working hard on it. Only some chapters have been finished and there will be more drafts after that. Hopefully we can expect a late 2017 release in the latest.