Why yes, my cover is here. Did I mention it? I might have… I’m not sure, actually, that I can reliably sum up how much I love this*, or what it means to me to see my name on the front of such an amazing cover. I know that five-year-old me, making books out of glitter and crayons (hey, books about unicorns require a certain amount of glitter), and ten-year-old me, who chose LOTR because it was the fattest book she’d ever seen, and twenty-year-old me, studying illustration and enjoying the writing more than the drawing, and thirty-year-old me, who idly started writing a sword and sorcery novella one day…. we’re all over the fuckin’ moon. Dream come true. Nuff said. 😀
The Copper Promise already has an ISBN (as an ex-bookseller, I was nerdily excited about that too) and you can already pre-order it. And amazingly, terrifyingly, it’s only four months away. I hope you’ll join me for the adventure, peril, and several glasses of questionable mead.
There are some far-fetched rumours about the caverns beneath the Citadel…
Some say the mages left their most dangerous secrets hidden there; others, that great riches are hidden there; even that gods have been imprisoned in its darkest depths.
For Lord Frith, the caverns hold the key to his vengeance. Against all the odds, he has survived torture and lived to see his home and his family taken from him … and now someone is going to pay. For Wydrin of Crosshaven and her faithful companion, Sir Sebastian Caverson, a quest to the Citadel looks like just another job. There’s the promise of gold and adventure. Who knows, they might even have a decent tale or two once they’re done.
But sometimes there is truth in rumour.
Soon this reckless trio will be the last line of defence against a hungry, restless terror that wants to tear the world apart. And they’re not even getting paid.
*huge thanks to Patrick Insole and the team at Headline, who have done a straight-up amazing job.