Sunday, December 16, 2018

Song Of Shattered Sands #4: 'Beneath The Twisted Trees' By Bradley P. Beaulieu Gets Official Cover

Here it is finally: Some solid new promotional development for the next book in the Song of Shattered Sands series by Bradley P. Beaulieu. Titled Beneath The Twisted Trees, this fourth book in the series will be realeased next year (2019) and a lovely official cover has been unveiled to kick off its promotion.

This time around the cover art for Beneath the Twisted Trees was crafted by Micah Epstein. The covers of the previous three in the serises have been painted by Adam Paquette (first) and Donato Giancola (second and third), giving a different feel and aura to each cover, which as we see is also true to this one.

Here is what Epstein has to say about the process of painting the new cover:

"It was a really cool challenge to balance honoring the previous covers and while bringing something new of my own. Shout out to Bradley and the folks at DAW Books--AD Adam Auerbach, and Betsy Wohlheim--you all are a killer team!"

Checkout the cover of Beneath the Twisted Trees by Bradley P. Beaulieu.

Beneath the Twisted Trees by Bradley P. Beaulieu


The fourth book in The Song of Shattered Sands series--an epic fantasy with a desert setting, filled with rich worldbuilding and pulse-pounding action.

When a battle to eradicate the Thirteenth Tribe goes awry, the kingdoms bordering the desert metropolis of Sharakhai see the city as weak and ripe for conquest. Çeda, now leader of the Shieldwives, a band of skilled desert swordswomen, hopes to use the growing chaos to gain freedom for Sehid-Alaz, the ancient, undying king of her people. Freeing him is only the beginning, however. Like all the people of her tribe on that fateful night four centuries earlier, Sehid-Alaz was cursed, turned into an asir, a twisted, miserable creature beholden to the kings of Sharakhai—to truly free her king, Çeda must break the chains that bind him.

As Sharakhai’s enemies close in and the assault on the city begins, Çeda works feverishly to unlock the mysteries of the asirim’s curse. But danger lies everywhere. Enemy forces roam the city; the Blade Maidens close in on her; her own father, one of the kings of Sharakhai, wants Çeda to hang. Worst of all, the gods themselves have begun to take notice of Çeda’s pursuits.

When the combined might of Sharakhai and the desert gods corner the survivors of the Thirteenth Tribe in a mountain fastness, the very place that nearly saw their annihilation centuries ago, Çeda knows the time has come. She was once an elite warrior in service to the kings of Sharakhai. She has been an assassin in dark places. A weapon poised to strike from the shadows. A voice from the darkness, striving to free her people.

No longer.

Now she's going to lead.

The age of the Kings is coming to an end . . .

Beneath the Twisted Trees by Bradley P. Beaulieu will be released on July 16, 2019.