I love the covers that Glendon Haddix (of Streetlight Graphics) has been creating for me. They really jump out at you, whether on the cover of the paperback, or as a thumbnail on Amazon. I know from the many compliments I’ve received that lots of others like them too.
So I’m thrilled to show you the latest in the sequence, and it may be his best yet. Here at last is the cover for The Mages of Bennamore, which will be released in May:
You can see the hi-res version of it here.
The war between Bennamore and the coastal region was over almost before it began. Now the victors are bringing their spellcraft to the Port Holdings, unaware that the coastal folk have their own less conspicuous magical ability. But the uniquely powerful mage who negotiated the alliance is dead, and the coastal folk are restless, and suspicious of this new magic.
Fen’s quiet life as a recorder of business transactions is disrupted by the death of her employer, but she quickly finds work with the Bennamore mages. The only downside to her comfortable new job: the attentions of the flirtatious and uneducated guard, Mal. Nothing, it seems, will deter him.
The Bennamore folk are rattled by the mysterious disappearance of a mage. Mal’s investigations uncover a dragon’s nest of deceit, and a conspiracy which would shatter the fragile peace. He needs Fen’s help, but she has secrets of her own, and her loyalties are divided. Yet she may be the only one who can stand between the two countries, and stop them plunging back into a war which, this time, would destroy them both.