Well I’ve teased it out over the course of a couple weeks now–I think it’s time to shift this process into the next gear and see if we can’t drive it home (Car reference? I know, oh god, what did they do to the author? Don’t worry, I’m mostly intact.) After a long, muggy weekend, it’s my pleasure to kick off the week with the final cover for the upcoming At Faith’s End, in all it’s glory. For those that have been following the process all along, you’ll notice a few changes in the transition from inception to adulthood, but hopefully we can all agree it has turned out positively lovely.
Now including a horse, among other pretty things. Matt really went above and beyond with this piece, and I dare say I may like this one even better than what we ended up with for The Hollow March – and believe you me, that’s saying something.
Additionally, for those of you pondering, the summary as you may or may not be able to squint it out at these particular dimensions is in fact the actual summary as it will appear on the book and its publication pages. Because I am a friend to eyeballs everywhere, I shall re-post it here:
“Conflicting dedications to duty and revenge have gutted the Idasian Empire, leaving its royal family in tatters and a host of opportunists snapping at the scraps. In desperation, they turn their hopes to a foreign face, praying for reprieve against the dark plots determined to see them dead.
Meanwhile in the east, hiding among the starving remnants of the imperial army, Rurik Matair has survived attempts on his own life, and war besides, only to become isolated from those he cares most about. But even as the madness of a nation infects the heart of the army, a new commander offers the hope of stability—and the possibility that new changes will right old wrongs.
Yet one cannot hide from truth. As Rurik and his friends face the reality of those around them, young and old alike are forced to realize a terrible fact: even faith can crumble, and what stalks its ashes might be something far worse.”
October remains the time of debut. It shall not be long now!