I will stop linking all the cover design articles at tor.com one day, promise. Just not today.
Here’s a Julie Dillon cover for this upcoming novel by Foz Meadows. AN ACCIDENT OF STARS sounds really intriguing – one for my to-read list, I think:
When Saffron Coulter stumbles through a hole in reality, she finds herself trapped in Kena, a magical realm on the brink of civil war.
There, her fate becomes intertwined with that of three very different women: Zech, the fast-thinking acolyte of a cunning, powerful exile; Viya, the spoiled, runaway consort of the empire-building ruler, Vex Leoden; and Gwen, an Earth-born worldwalker whose greatest regret is putting Leoden on the throne. But Leoden has allies, too, chief among them the Vex’Mara Kadeja, a dangerous ex-priestess who shares his dreams of conquest.
Pursued by Leoden and aided by the Shavaktiin, a secretive order of storytellers and mystics, the rebels flee to Veksh, a neighboring matriarchy ruled by the fearsome Council of Queens. Saffron is out of her world and out of her depth, but the further she travels, the more she finds herself bound to her friends with ties of blood and magic.
Can one girl—an accidental worldwalker—really be the key to saving Kena? Or will she just die trying?
And I’ve not read any of Bradley P Beaulieu‘s books before, but enjoyed reading this post about the making of his cover for OF SAND AND MALICE MADE. Love the title too (and have noted the Robin Hobb blurb!). I think I’ve a book of his in my very large e-TBR pile, will have to dig it out now.
And in non-cover linkage:
- An interview with CS Pacat – I’m still thinking about KINGS RISING days after I’ve read it, and may have
wastedspent manyseveral hours reading fanfic.
- Allison Parr made a list of football romances – I just picked up the Julie Brannagh in Avon’s ebook weekend giveaway, so that was good timing. I also want to know when we’re going to get a new Parr book…