I've been sitting on this cover for a while now due to some changes in our planned release date. But I am very pleased to finally be able to present to you . . .
In the Darkness of the Pit
The Light Shines Brightest
Drums summon the chieftain’s powerful son to slay a man in cold blood and thereby earn his place among the warriors. But instead of glory, he earns the name Draven, “Coward.” When the men of his tribe march off to war, Draven remains behind with the women and his shame. Only fearless but crippled Ita values her brother’s honor.
The warriors return from battle victorious yet trailing a curse in their wake. One by one the strong and the weak of the tribe fall prey to an illness of supernatural power. The secret source of this evil can be found and destroyed by only the bravest heart.
But when the curse attacks the one Draven loves most, can this coward find the courage he needs to face the darkness?
Coming May 25, 2015
So what do you think, dear Imps? Are you excited for this newest adventure? Which, by the way, is set the farthest back in the history of the Near World of any of the Tales so far! Long before the Dragonwitch, when the Brothers Ashiun still walked the Near World, building the Houses of Lights . . .
You can read an exciting excerpt for the story here. Also, by clicking here, you can learn how this story came to be!
Draven's Light is available for pre-order in paperback now. You can help spread the word by sharing this blog button and purchase link:
This cover was designed by a very talented young artist, Mihaela Voicu. You can visit her on Facebook and see more of her lovely work! The image she created is the perfect fit for this story, incorporating many subtle details and depicting the atmosphere of darkness and adventure I had hoped to see. This is easily one of my favorite covers for this series . . .
To celebrate this reveal, I am offering advance reader copies of Draven's Light to three lucky winners! These copies will be beautiful print versions with all the fun formatting details and will be sent to the winners a few months before the official release date. So if you're curious to read Draven's Light before everyone else, do enter your name in the giveaway below!
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Big thank you to all the bloggers who have kindly participated in this reveal with me, helping to share the word about this new project! You folks are great, and I really appreciate your efforts:
Robin at Robin’s Nest 212
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Allison at The Heart of Storytelling
Annie at Letters from Annie (Douglass) Lima
Beka at The Other World
Hannah at The Writer’s Window
Kendra at Knitted by God’s Plan
Rachel at Rachel Starr Thomson
Kasey at The Story Sanctuary
Rebekah at Backing Books
Julie at Of Quasars and Feathers
Amber at The Wonderings of One Person
Athelas Hale at Red Lettering
Rachel at Rachel Rossano’s Words
Heather at Heather Day Gilbert
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Heidi at LDS and Lovin’ It
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Carol at Worthy 2 Read
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Rosalie at Not All By My Lonesome
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Tammy at Bluerose’s Heart
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Ashlee at Finding the True Fairy Tale
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