Happy Monday! We are here today unveiling the cover for Claire O’Dell’s upcoming fantasy book THE EMPIRE’S EDGE, which releases in August, 2020.
Without further ado, here is the Smugglerific cover:
ABOUT THE BOOK:
From Lambda Literary Award-winning author Claire O’Dell comes The Empire’s Edge, her highly anticipated debut fantasy series with Kensington based in the same world as the author’s previously published, award winning series with Tor Books. Featuring magic, spies, jewel thieves, and pirates, this fantasy adventure follows the events of A Jewel Bright Sea and is dazzling and poetically written in the tradition of Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows. O’Dell will captivate new readers as she continues to expand on her budding universe and long-time fans.
Anna is tasked by the Emperor on a mission to help colonize the people of Morreniou, a lawless people living on the fringes of the empire. Knowing she has no chance to refute the Emperor’s wishes, Anna goes. Reunited with her former lover, the pirate and nobel Andreas Kozenmarc, and Commander Mazny, a soldier and mage, who once hunted Anna across the empire, the three undertake their dangerous journey. Meanwhile in distant Morreniou, Princess Gaude knows the Emperor has sent powerful mages to subjugate her and her people. They have resisted hostile takeover before, but for how much longer can they resist? Honor and love collide when Gaude meets the intriguing and powerful Commander Mazny, a man who should be her enemy, yet challenges her resistance in every way.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Claire O’Dell grew up in the suburbs of Washington, DC, in the years of the Vietnam War and the Watergate Scandal. She attended high school just a few miles from the house where Mary Surratt once lived and where John Wilkes Booth conspired for Lincoln to die. All this might explain why she spent so much time in the history and political science departments at college. She’s the author of A Study in Honor, named by Medium, Pulse, and Parade as one of the most anticipated titles of 2018. Claire currently lives in Manchester, CT, with her family and two idiosyncratic cats.
Empire’s Edge is on sale August 4, 2020.