It's been a little while since I've actually had this feature on a Friday, but the timing for the cover I have to share with you today worked out perfectly and I can't wait to see what you guys think!
I know a couple of you may have seen this one already, it was officially revealed yesterday on The Book Smugglers (*spastic flail*), complete with a short guest post from me talking about the design process and how Sword's cover came to be. Be sure and check it out if you get a chance as not only will you get to "meet" author Amy Bai who is absolutely hilarious and adorable, but you'll also have a chance to win one of 5 copies of Sword thanks to publisher Candlemark & Gleam. Amy is also offering up her own giveaway to celebrate the reveal, so you can pop over to her blog as well for more chances to win. YAY WINNING!
I had the best time working on this cover, and I really hope you guys end up loving it as much as I do!
Young Adult Fantasy
Coming January 27th from Candlemark & Gleam
Sword shall guide the hands of men…
For over a thousand years the kingdom of Lardan has been at peace: isolated from the world, safe from the wars of its neighbors, slowly forgetting the wild and deadly magic of its origins. Now the deepest truths of the past and the darkest predictions for the future survive only in the verses of nursery rhymes.
For over a thousand years, some of Lardan’s fractious provinces have been biding their time.
Kyali Corwynall is the daughter of the Lord General, a child of one of the royal Houses, and the court’s only sword-wielding girl. She has known for all of her sixteen years what the future holds for her- politics and duty, the management of a House, and protecting her best friend, the princess and presumed heir to the throne. But one day an old nursery rhyme begins to come true, an ancient magic wakes, and the future changes for everyone. In the space of a single night her entire life unravels into violence and chaos. Now Kyali must find a way to master the magic her people have left behind, or watch her world -and her closest friends- fall to a war older than the kingdom itself.
You can find more of my cover design work at Seedlings Design Studio!