So here it is. The cover for the forthcoming third volume in James A. Moore’s epic fantasy series that began with Seven Forges. The artist is Alejandro Colucci, who did the first two covers. Mr. Colucci was nominated for a Gemmell Award for his cover of The Blasted Lands. Well deserved, I say. I also think he’s outdone himself with this one.
I’d like to thank Penny Reeve of Angry Robot Books for providing me a copy of the cover and inviting me to participate in the cover reveal. I’d also like to thank her for providing 5 copies of the first two books (that’s 5 copies of both Seven Forges and The Blasted Lands) as a giveaway. To get in on the goodness of this series, email me at the email address at the top of the page (keith [at] adventuresfantastic [dot] com) and tell me which book you want, Seven Forges or The Blasted Lands, and why. (Sorry, only one title per person.) I’ll forward the email to Angry Robot, and they’ll contact you about where to send the book. That will be faster than Angry Robot sending me the books to mail to you. This is, of course, first come, first served.
Here’s the cover copy:
Old Canhoon, the City of Wonders, is having a population explosion as refugees from Tyrne and Roathes alike try to escape the Sa’ba Taalor. All along the border between the Blasted Lands and the Fellein Empire armies clash and the most powerful empire in the world is pushed back toward the old Capital. From the far east the Pilgrim gathers an army of the faithful, heading for Old Canhoon.
In Old Canhoon itself the imperial family struggles against enemies old and new as the spies of their enemies begin removing threats to the gods of the Seven Forges and prepare the way for the invading armies of the Seven Kings. In the distant Taalor valley Andover Lashk continues his quest and must make a final decision, while at the Mounds, something inhuman is awakened and set free.
War is Here. Blood will flow and bodies will burn.
City of Wonders goes on sale in November. Remember in yesterday’s post how I said I hated waiting. That’s especially true here.