Hi everyone! Petrik from Novel Notions here. You’re here for the cover art, I’ll keep this introduction very brief.
Today, we’re here to bring you a beautiful cover reveal for Wisdom Lost, the second book in the Pandemonium Rising series by Michael Sliter. I’ve read the first book in the series, Solace Lost, a few months ago and I’ve been repeatedly saying that this is seriously an underrated grimdark book. Joe Abercrombie is one of the main inspirations behind the author’s work, if you love grimdark reminiscent of First Law trilogy, I strongly suggest checking this series out! Without further ado, here’s the cover reveal to Wisdom Lost.
Cover art: Rene Aigner
Full cover spread:
Ardia is fractured, torn apart by civil war initiated by deceit. Florens has fallen, and the rebel army of Lady Escamilla has been scattered by the Feral. Little stands in the way of the Rostanians and their ruthless rulers seizing the entire country. Amidst this rising conflict, four people seek to stem this tide. Or, to simply survive.
Fenrir, also called the Bull, Coldbreaker, Dukeslayer, and sometimes asshole, has the worst kind of luck. Instead of being dead, pierced by a dozen swords, he instead finds himself in the control of the most horrible person he knows: his father. An unwelcome family reunion is made more unpleasant as multiple powers, both subtle and legitimate, fight for the leadership of Rostane, and therefore all of Ardia.
Meanwhile, Hafgan Iwan breaks an oath to himself–that he would never return home. The hallowed Wasmer city of Hackeneth is not welcoming, particularly as a new god has usurped the old ways. Hafgan is torn between the world he once knew and the one he has created for himself.
Leading the exhausted and haphazard remnants of a rebel army, Lady Emma Breen seeks allies across the border, to the crumbling city of Farrow’s Hold. But, when faith clashes with politics, how will a faithless former serving girl hold them all together?
And Merigold Hinter travels across oceans to the fabled Agricorinor with a wish and a warning. The wish? That she can understand her powers and take revenge. The warning? The Feral are coming, and they will tear out the throat of the world.
War continues to rage as manipulative powers begin to separate themselves from the shadows. The world is being drawn into the conflict, but Ardia seems to be at its heart; what is in this small country that everyone seems to want?
I want to give my special thanks to Michael Sliter for allowing Novel Notions the honor to host the cover reveal for Wisdom Lost. As a grimdark fantasy enthusiast, it means a lot to me that me and Novel Notions are given this opportunity. I look forward to devour what’s behind the well-illustrated cover of this book!
Thank you everyone for checking out this post! 🙂
Wisdom Lost official release date: July 1st, 2019
You can now pre-order the book from: Amazon