May 2024 Archive

The Devils Cover(s)

It’s now less than a year until the release of The Devils, and I am delighted to reveal its cover(s). In the US:

And in the UK:

Art is by book-cover graphics sorcerer Will Staehle. Both will no doubt be adorned by various foils, glitters, touches and finishes, and in the UK at least it looks very likely there will be more than one special edition with a variant cover of some sort. More on that as and when I have further details.

Should you wish to preorder your copy of this genre-redefining masterwork ahead of its publication in May 2025 (in hardcover, e-book and audio), you can follow this territory sensitive link to your book merchant of choice. To whet your salivating appetites, here’s the latest version of the UK copy:

Europe stares into the abyss.

Plague and famine stalk the land, monsters lurk in every shadow and greedy princes care for nothing but their own ambitions. Only one thing is certain: the elves will come again, and they will eat everyone.

Sometimes, the darkest paths lead towards the light. Paths on which the righteous will not dare to tread…

And so, buried beneath the sacred splendour of the Celestial Palace, is the secret Chapel of the Holy Expediency. For its congregation of convicted monsters there are no sins that have not been committed, no lines that will not be crossed, and no mission that cannot be turned into a disastrous bloodbath.

Now the hapless Brother Diaz must somehow bind the worst of the worst to a higher cause: to put a thief on the throne of Troy, and unite the sundered church against the coming apocalypse.

When you’re headed through hell, you need the devils on your side.

And here’s the latest version of the US copy, along with the lovely thoughts of the supremely talented Taz Muir who clearly has amazing taste in books…

 

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