It’s here, it’s ready to show, and I’m excited: It’s the cover reveal for my upcoming fantasy novel, Memory of Dragons!
I’ll tell you more about the book itself below, but first, have a look at this cover:
Isn’t that fantastic? The artist is Franzi Haase, and you can check out more of her work on her website and Instagram.
So now that you’ve seen the cover, I bet you want to know what the book is actually about, huh? Memory of Dragons is unique among my books in the sense that that it’s fantasy (as opposed to the sci-fi of the New Aeneid Cycle), but also serious rather than comedy (as opposed to the Zeus Is Dead series). It’s a tale of magic, fae creatures, and dragons, set in modern Britain. It’s also much more focused than the Zeus Is Dead novels, with a tighter cast of characters. I’ll share more in the coming months before its early summer release. For now, I’ll simply leave you with the back cover description…
With a dragon’s magic, even a memory can be dangerous…
Austin is an American graduate student, on leave to mourn the death of his girlfriend, Rhi. Yet during a pilgrimage to her favorite place on the Welsh coast, he finds she may not be as dead as he thought. A pickpocket named Corinna claims to have stolen her memories. Rhi was a wizard from another world, she insists, and if Austin doesn’t trust her, that world will perish in an apocalypse of dragons.
Austin rejects Corinna’s story. Magic? Stolen memories? Dragons? Yet soon, a sinister figure begins stalking him. A glowing crystal speaks with a voice in his mind. When a creature too horrible to be natural attacks, snarling Austin’s name through mangled mandibles, he must reexamine his grasp of reality, or die.
Corinna might be his only hope. Can he trust her, an admitted thief, when the voice from the crystal calls her a liar? Meanwhile, Austin’s stalker creeps ever closer, murderous, implacable, and seeking a confrontation on which hinges Austin’s life, Rhi’s death, and the fate of two worlds.
Memory of Dragons imagines our fairy tale monsters are another world’s criminal castoffs, and that magic can exist, if we can stomach the cost.