Saturday, June 8, 2013

Shadow Hand Cover Reveal

Dear Goldstone Wood Imps, the time has come to share with you the cover of my sixth novel, Shadow Hand. Behold!

 

"She Will Take Your Own Two Hands

To Save Your Ancient, Sorrowing Lands"

 

By her father's wish, Lady Daylily is betrothed to the Prince of Southlands. Not the prince she loves, handsome and dispossessed Lionheart, but his cousin, the awkward and foolish Prince Foxbrush. Unable to bear the future she sees as her wedding day dawns, Daylily flees into the dangerous Wilderlands, her only desire to vanish from living memory.
 
But Foxbrush, determined to rescue his betrothed, pursues Daylily into a new world of magic and peril, a world where vicious Faerie beasts hold sway, a world invaded by a lethal fey parasite . . . 
 
A world that is hauntingly familiar.

Coming Spring 2014

 

For more fun information, you can check out the new book page for Shadow Hand: www.shadowhandnovel.blogspot.com. There you'll find a Characters You Will Meet page along with some other fun extras.
 
And to celebrate this exciting occasion, I'm offering a giveaway! One lucky winner will be selected to receive a beautiful Tales of Goldstone Wood coffee mug with this banner on it:
 
 
So be sure to enter your name, dear readers! And tell me what you think of this newest cover!
 
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67 comments:

Sarah said...

A novel about Daylily and Foxbrush? O_o I never expected anything like this. Sounds cool, though. And I'm in love with that cover; I think it's definitely my favorite of the Goldstone Wood covers.

Kathleen said...

This is soooooo cool, I think it is my favourite cover yet. The bright colours and the detail. It's stunning. I want to meet your cover artists :) You book deserve a cover like that!

Shadowwolf said...

This is such a beautiful cover! I think its one of my favorites from the series.

thebilling said...

Ooh, I think this is my favorite cover yet! Beautiful! :-D

BookLuvr said...

SQUEEEEE!!!

This is gorgeous! Absolutely, breathtakingly stunning! Daylily is so beautiful, yet so mysterious and...and... I have to stop here. If I say anything more, I might hyperventilate and die. And then I wouldn't get to read this. :( Congratulations, Anne Elisabeth! I think this might be my very favorite of your amazing covers. :)

Anonymous said...

Heartless is still my favorite cover.

Caitlyn

Anonymous said...

Ohmygosh! I can't wait. Will Imraldera and Eanrin come into this?

youngadultbooks said...

So exciting!! I liked Daylily in Moonblood. Can't wait to read more about her.

Anonymous said...

I had really wanted to know what happened to Daylily. Can't wait!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Heartless is probably my favorite. This one is beautiful too.

Maria said...

This new cover is my favorite!! I love everything about it. So gorgeous! Can't wait to read about Foxbrush and Daylily, too!

Emma said...

It is lovely! It fits so well with the others. I give it two thumbs up! My favorite cover is either Moonblood or Dragonwitch! Is Shadow Hand the last book in the series?

~Prism~ said...

I absolutely love the new cover! I can't pick a favorite because they're all gorgeous! So excited!

Anne Elisabeth Stengl said...

Thank you, everyone!!!

@Emma: No, this isn't the last book. The plan is for many, many, many more Goldstone Wood books in the future! I'll actually be doing another cover reveal in just a few months, even. :)

Anne Elisabeth Stengl said...

P.S. Eanrin and Imraldera will DEFINITELY be in this one! :)

Christa said...

Am I the only one who sees the circle theme on the cover? ;)

Nonie said...

They are all so wonderful it's hard to pick just one. But I really like the look of the new book. However I can still see the delight of my grand daughters face when she got the very first one.

Padmé Arya Éowyn Istalrí Skywalker said...

akehlriuhawliu! It's SOOOOO pretty! I love it!!!

Heidi Grange said...

Wow. I would have to say that it is a tie between Shadow Hand and Starflower.

Abigail Hartman said...

Christa - Nope; I saw it as well! I love the way this one slightly mimics the dragon's eye on the cover of "Heartless." I don't know that it was intentional, but it does tie the books together nicely.

Beautiful cover, as usual! I'm still very fond of "Veiled Rose," but "Shadow Hand" is wiggling up beside "Heartless".

Gwen said...

This cover is so beautiful! I love everything about it: the colors, her dress, her hair, the bird, everything! It's a perfect addition to the series!

Beka said...

This cover is my favourite of the series, and that the book features Day Lily, Foxbrush, and a whole bunch of other favourites makes me so excited for the Spring! :D

Anonymous said...

I am a relatively new imp, but I've already read Heartless, Veiled Rose, Moonblood, and Starflower. I can barely wait for Dragonwitch to come out! And now the cover reveal for Shadow Hand! I can't wait!!!!

Jennette Mbewe said...

It's so hard to pick a favorite cover. Shadow Hand is beautiful and I can't wait to see what happens with all these beloved characters. Heartless remains my favorite, I think. But it's a tie between Starflower and Shadow Hand. I'm so glad I have Dragonwitch to look forward too, because spring 2014 won't come soon enough. :-)

Meredith said...

Congratulations, Mrs. Stengl. I'm thrilled for you and so excited that we'll learn more about both Daylily and Foxbrush. Always figured he maybe had a hero's spirit beneath all that priggishness. And, a familiar fey parasite? Who, oh who can it be? Yet another villain/villainness that we can love to hate.

Thanks so much for using your God-given talents and for keeping us posted about your writing. God bless and have a wonderful weekend.

Meredith said...

Absolutely love your Shadow Hand character list page! So, so very glad that a certain fascinating character is coming back in this one. I have been yearning to find out what happened after that momentous rite of passage day. Thanks.

ontoherbookshelf said...

My favorite cover is definitely Shadow Hand's. It's so beautiful! Looking forward to reading Shadow Hand!

notallbymylonesome said...

I'd have to say that is a toss-up between Heartless, Starflower, and Shadow Hand! They are all so amazing!!

jackie777 said...

You're covers are so nice. I love fantasy books.

Queen Ali said...

I used to think Heartless was my favorite cover, but this one undoubtedly tops all! I can't wait! Will Leo and Rosie enter into this book at all?

Morgan L. Busse said...

Looks great!

Anne Elisabeth Stengl said...

@Queen Ali: Lionheart is definitely in this book. As for Rosie . . . well, you might have to just wait and see . . . ;)

Hannah said...

How am I supposed to choose a favorite cover??? This one is undoubtedly the most beautiful.

But I still love the Heartless cover, because it looks so real and represents the story so perfectly.

I love, love, love the sound of this story. And I can't wait to return to many beloved characters. Like Meredith, I too yearn to discover what happened to a certain young man in his rite of passage into manhood.

Amy said...

Just beautiful! I love all your book covers!

Jeannette said...

I'm really enjoying this series. Keep 'em coming! O:-)

Abbey Schlax said...

Personally I love all of your book covers but I think this one beats them all. Absolutely beautiful.

Charii Skelton said...

Heartless was, and probably is, still my favorite cover. I do think the Shadow Hand cover is absolutely gorgeous though, and would probably come to a very close second. I have a huge love of dragons though, and love how you incorporated the dragon into book one's cover. :)

Tara Fairfield said...

Love the new cover and can't wait to read! Love this series!

Anonymous said...

Shadowhand is so so beautiful! I love it! Your bookcovers are all so intriguing, but I think Shadowhand is now one of my favorites! :)
I didn't realize Shadowhand was another book to Tales of Goldstone Wood until I saw the cover... so excited to read this and Dragonwitch!!! :)
And I love seeing all the book covers together... would be fun to win the mug.

Thanks... Shantelle

Anonymous said...

Oh... and I also particularly love the cover of Starflower also. But they're all so wonderful, it's hard to pick a definate favorite! :)

-Shantelle

Bethany said...

Which cover is my favorite? That's a hard one - they keep getting better and better! .. I'd have to say Heartless though. I'm so loyal to the first book. The simplistic beauty of it ...

Angie said...

Oh, I love this cover...it is beautiful! I think I say this with every one of your books but I think this is my favorite cover. :)

Anonymous said...

Shadow Hand is my favorite cover in this collection.

Miranda A. Uyeh said...

Shadow Hand is definitely my favorite. Love the softness and harmony of the colors.

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to this!!!

Rebekah said...

Cool!
More about Daylily!!
I love the cover, too. But I wish it would have a picture of Foxbrush. I've always really wondered what he looked like.

Congratulations!

Maiden G. said...

All I can say is...
*GASP!!!!!*

Stacy C said...

Hurray! This is SO COOL!

Rebecca said...

Yay! Daylily and Foxbrush and Lionheart, oh my! I've been wanting to know what happened to these three. I love all of the Goldstone covers, but I love the colors on Shadow Hand. So bright, yet so mysterious.

Becky said...

Congratulations, Anne Elisabeth, on such beautiful cover! I'm so looking forward to this book. I love the way you reveal the love and grace of God through the trials and growth of your characters. They are so relatable. Thank you for the story, the adventure,and the heart you bring to each book.

So, while I'm waiting for Shadow Hand, I'll keep waiting for Dragonwitch. It's a good thing it's a busy summer! I hope you're enjoying yours. :o)

Anonymous said...

Makes me want to read it right now!!! Gorgeous cover. Congratulations!

celita

mrsdayseye at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

ps... I have not read any of the books yet, as I have just become aware of the wealth of reading material that I have missed and am unaware of. each cover is particular and lovely. I really don't know, though this new one is especially bright, colorful, and lovely to me...

celita

mrsdayseye at gmail dot com

Rina said...

It's so hard to pick a favorite cover, though I really do like Shadow Hand - it's beautiful and ties in very nicely with the other covers.

Thanks so much for letting me participate in the cover reveal!

Rae said...

Oh, WOW. That is the most gorgeous cover yet!!

I was expecting a pre-Heartless story about King Shadow Hand, but I've been really wanting to know the rest of Daylily, Foxbrush, and Lionheart's stories, so now I'm pleased as punch!

...And "A world invaded by a lethal fey parasite, a world that is hauntingly familiar"? Oh, boy. This is going to be awesome.

Betsy said...

OH THE FEELS. I was SO bummed when Daylily was just left hanging! Yayayayayay for this!
This may just be my favorite cover-though I also love the cover for Heartless.

Anonymous said...

That is such a gorgeous cover! I find it very appealing and the anticipation of holding my very own copy leaves my chest constricted!

Beth said...

For me it is a tie between Shadow Hand & Starflower, but they are all gorgeous, and even better is what is behind the cover :)

Beth

Anonymous said...

My favourite cover is probably Starflower, because all the colours are so beautiful :)

Jasmine A. said...

You are actually asking me to choose??? Impossible!!! OK, I'll try.....Uuuummmm..... It's a toss-up between Moonblood, Starflower, and Shadow Hand... Can't really narrow it down beyond that.

Jasmine A.
montanamade(at)gmail(dot)com

Kelly said...

I already can't stand to wait!! The cover is beautiful and I'm looking forward to enjoying the story already. As for my favorite cover, I think I still lover Heartless, although it's a difficult choice to make! Starflower probably comes in 2nd. Thank you for sharing your stories with us!

Anonymous said...

Starflower

Emily Rachelle said...

Honestly this one is my favorite! I love her hair... and OH MY HER DRESS

Brian McBride said...

I think that Dragonwitch is my favorite cover. :) It's just so epic!

Louise said...

As simply gorgeous cover!Very cool.

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Sarah Elizabeth said...

Ack! I can't choose only one. My favorite is a toss up between the newest, Shadow Hand, annnnd Moonblood. ;-)

Jeff said...

They're nice covers... I think the Dragonwitch one is the best.

Fairbird said...

I can only say one thing....SQEEEEEAAAAAAL!!!!!!!