Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Book Of The Ancestor 3: 'Holy Sister' And Impossible Times: 'One Word Kill' By Mark Lawrence Get Official Covers

In a rare occasion the cover of Mark Lawrence's Holy Sister UK edition has been unveiled miles ahead than that of the US edition. Most of the time it is the other way around since the US publishers would kick off a rigorous marketing 8 to 6 months prior a book's publication, while UK publishers would usually do it 5 to 3 months prior of a release.

It is a surprise to me then that the cover of the UK cover of said book was unveiled to the world months ahead... But that does not diminish the excitement I got when the US edition finally got its cover as well.

Check out the cover of Holy Sister (US Edition) by Mark Lawrence crafted by Bastien Lecouff Deharme.

Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence

Here is the cover of Mark Lawrence's Holy Sister UK edition crafted by Tomasz Jedruszek.

Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence (UK Edition)


The third installment in a brilliant fantasy series from the international bestselling author of Prince of Thorns.

As a young girl, Nona Grey was saved from the noose by the Abbess of Sweet Mercy. But behind the convent’s walls she learned not a life of prayer and isolation, but one of the blade and the fist. Now she will serve as the convent’s fiercest protector as the emperor moves to destroy the last bastion that stands against him.

Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence will be released on April 9, 2019.

One Work Kill

Similarly the official cover of One Work Kill by Mark Lawrence has been unveiled. Lawrence shifts to Science Fiction and brings another side of his writing and story-telling skills.

Check out the cover of One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence.

One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence


Ready Player One meets Stranger Things in this thrilling new novel by bestselling author Mark Lawrence.

In January 1986, fifteen-year-old boy-genius Nick Hayes discovers he’s dying. And it isn’t even the strangest thing to happen to him that week.

Nick and his Dungeons & Dragons-playing friends are used to living in their imaginations. But when a new girl, Mia, joins the group and reality becomes weirder than the fantasy world they visit in their weekly games, none of them are prepared for what comes next. A strange—yet curiously familiar—man is following Nick, with abilities that just shouldn’t exist. And this man bears a cryptic message: Mia’s in grave danger, though she doesn’t know it yet. She needs Nick’s help—now.

He finds himself in a race against time to unravel an impossible mystery and save the girl. And all that stands in his way is a probably terminal disease, a knife-wielding maniac and the laws of physics.

Challenge accepted.

One Word Kill by Mark Lawrence will be released on May 1, 2019. You should note that this is a trilogy and each book will be released one month apart from each other.

Update: The second book is called Limited Wish. You can check out its cover below.

Limited Wish by Mark Lawrence


One choice. Two possible timelines. And a world hanging in the balance.

It’s the summer of 1986 and reluctant prodigy Nick Hayes is a student at Cambridge University, working with world-renowned mathematician Professor Halligan. He just wants to be a regular student, but regular isn’t really an option for a boy-genius cancer survivor who’s already dabbled in time travel.

When he crosses paths with a mysterious yet curiously familiar girl, Nick discovers that creases have appeared in the fabric of time, and that he is at the centre of the disruption. Only Nick can resolve this time paradox before the damage becomes catastrophic for both him and the future of the world. Time is running out—literally.

Wrapped up with him in this potentially apocalyptic scenario are his ex-girlfriend, Mia, and fellow student Helen. Facing the world-ending chaos of a split in time, Nick must act fast and make the choice of a lifetime—or lifetimes.

Game on.

Limited Wish by Mark Lawrence will be released on June 6, 2019.