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A blog for authors and readers by publishers. By Wordsmack - a South African speculative science fiction publisher. Wordsmack accepts short stories, novellas and novels on a year-long submissions basis.

Cover reveal: The Guardian's Wyrd

It's one of our favourite days here at the Wordsmack office: Cover Reveal Day. The other favourites include publishing day and Friday...

 
Now, check out the gorgeous illustration by artist Colwyn Thomas for Nerine Dorman's fantasy novel The Guardian's Wyrd:
 
 
Lovely. And in case you're wondering, that's a rampant unicorn. They come with fangs and attitude. But, before you go away, check out what this book is about:

 
The Guardian's Wyrd:
 
Sometimes having a fairytale prince as a best friend can be a real pain.
 
Jay didn't realise that sticking up for Rowan, the gangly new kid at school, would plunge him into the dangers and politics of the magical realm of Sunthyst. But if anyone is up for the challenge it's Jay September. With his trusty dog, Shadow, at his side, he braves the Watcher in the dark that guards the tunnels between the worlds, and undertakes a dangerous quest to rescue the prince.
 
It's a race against time - can he sneak Prince Rowan away from under King Lessian's nose and bring him safely back home - all before the prince's sixteenth birthday? Or is Rowan's mother, the exiled Queen Persia, secretly trying to hold onto her power by denying her son his birthright?
 
Jay is ready for anything, except, perhaps, the suffocating darkness of the tunnels. And that howling…
 
 
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Source: http://wordsmacked.blogspot.com/2014/05/cover-reveal-guardians-wyrd.html