Two cover reveals in one week? What exciting days are these! I just finished reading Golden Daughter by Anne Elisabeth Stengl—an absolutely gorgeous story, with amazing characters, and quite possibly my favorite Tales of Goldstone Woods novel next to Starflower—so when the opportunity came to catch a sneak peek at the cover for her next book, I couldn’t resist. Behold this beauty …
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
MY THOUGHTS: Not only does the book sound like it will be a truly fascinating read, but the cover embodies so much of what I love about the covers of epic fantasy novels. It’s gorgeous, eye-catching, and intriguing. (And is it just me and my poor “Battle of the Five Armies” grief-crazed mind, or does the character pictured here look just a bit like Kili? Though somewhat taller in stature … Tell me I’m not wrong!)
MEET THE AUTHOR:
ANNE ELISABETH STENGL makes her home in North Carolina, where she lives with her husband, Rohan, a kindle of kitties, and one long-suffering dog. When she’s not writing, she enjoys Shakespeare, opera, and tea, and practices piano, painting, and pastry baking. She is the author of the critically-accl
aimed Tales of Goldstone Wood. Her novel Starflower was awarded the 2013 Clive Staples Award, and her novels Heartless, Veiled Rose, and Dragonwitch have each been honored with a Christy Award.
To learn more about Anne Elisabeth Stengl and her books visit: www.AnneElisabethStengl.blogspot.com
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