Cover Reveal: The Bleeding Stone (The Spellbinders and the Gunslingers, #1) by Joseph John Lee

Cover Reveal: The Bleeding Stone (The Spellbinders and the Gunslingers, #1) by Joseph John Lee

Hi everyone! Petrik from Novel Notions here.

It’s time for a cover reveal! And this time, it is for a debut novel by Joseph John Lee. It has been a month since I did a cover reveal for a self-published fantasy work on the blog, and I’m thankful that Lee has entrusted me and Novel Notions to host the cover reveal of his debut. I will not take too much of your time here. One of the reasons I’m excited about today’s cover reveal is because I get to reveal another cover art done by the famous indie fantasy cover artist and designer duo, Felix Ortiz and Shawn T. King! Without further ado, here’s the beautiful and atmospheric cover reveal for The Bleeding Stone by Joseph John Lee, the first book in The Spellbinders and the Gunslingers series!!

Cover art illustrated by Felix Ortiz

Cover designed by Shawn T. King

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Book Review: The Knights of Erador (The Echoes Saga, #7) by Philip C. Quaintrell

Book Review: The Knights of Erador (The Echoes Saga, #7) by Philip C. Quaintrell

Cover art illustrated by: Chris McGrath

The Knights of Erador by Philip C. Quaintrell

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Series: The Echoes Saga (Book #7 of 9)

Genre: Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, High Fantasy

Pages: 608 pages (Kindle Edition)

Published: 20th March 2020 by Quaintrell Publishing (Self-Published)


Wow. The Knights of Erador is the best first installment in the three trilogies in The Echoes Saga.

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Cover Reveal: The Bone Shard War (The Drowning Empire, #3) by Andrea Stewart

Cover Reveal: The Bone Shard War (The Drowning Empire, #3) by Andrea Stewart

Hi everyone! Petrik from Novel Notions here.

We have another incredibly exciting post today. Orbit Books has asked Novel Notions to host the cover reveal for one of my most anticipated releases of 2023: The Bone Shard War by Andrea Stewart! Yes! The Bone Shard Daughter remains strong as one of my favorite fantasy debuts, and I’ve longed for the conclusion to the trilogy for a while now. Today, amazingly, I get to host the cover reveal of the final volume in The Drowning Empire trilogy! Once again, Sasha Vinogradova returns as the cover artist, and she successfully crafted another intricately beautiful cover art. Just like the previous two books in the series. It is an honor for me and Novel Notions to post the cover art to The Bone Shard War. Without further ado, here’s the absolutely beautiful cover reveal for The Bone Shard War by Andrea Stewart.

Cover art illustrated by Sasha Vinogradova

Cover designed by Lauren Panepinto

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Book Review: The Lost Metal (Mistborn: Wax and Wayne, #4) by Brandon Sanderson

Book Review: The Lost Metal (Mistborn: Wax and Wayne, #4) by Brandon Sanderson

ARC provided by the publisher—Gollancz—in exchange for an honest review.

Cover art illustrated by: Sam Green

The Lost Metal by Brandon Sanderson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Series: Mistborn: Wax and Wayne (Book #4 of 4), Mistborn Saga (Book #7 of 7)

Genre: Fantasy, High Fantasy, Steampunk

Pages: 528 pages (Kindle Edition)

Published: 15th November 2022 by Gollancz (UK) & Tor Books (US)


My god… The Lost Metal was an explosive and stunning conclusion to Mistborn: Wax and Wayne series. Sanderson has delivered another tremendous finishing volume in The Mistborn Saga, reinforcing my excitement for future Cosmere books.

“If you truly were interested in the beauty of the art—instead of some tangential sense of control—you’d want everyone to be able to experience it. The more the better.”

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Cover Reveal: The Combat Codes (The Combat Codes Saga, #1) by Alexander Darwin

Cover Reveal: The Combat Codes (The Combat Codes Saga, #1) by Alexander Darwin

Hi everyone! Petrik from Novel Notions here.

We have an incredibly exciting post today. Orbit Books has asked Novel Notions to host the cover re-reveal of a book I’ve read and enjoyed almost two years ago: The Combat Codes by Alexander Darwin. This was originally a self-published novel that became one of the finalists in SPFBO 6th. Orbit has announced its acquisition six months ago, and now, The Combat Codes is receiving a brand-new cover art, design, and publication date. I also had the opportunity to chat a bit with Alexander Darwin himself regarding the new cover and what’s new with the Orbit edition. It is an honor for me and Novel Notions to post the cover art to The Combat Codes. Without further ado, here’s the NEW cover reveal to The Combat Codes by Alexander Darwin!

Cover art illustrated by Peter Bollinger

Cover designed by Lauren Panepinto


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Blog Tour: Legends and Lattes by Travis Baldree

Blog Tour: Legends and Lattes by Travis Baldree

Hi everyone! Petrik from Novel Notions here. We, the Novel Notions team, are thrilled and honored that we have the opportunity to participate in the blog tour for Legends and Lattes by Travis Baldree. This is the super hyped cozy fantasy book, Travis Baldree’s debut novel, which I read and reviewed a few months ago. Today is the UK release date for the traditionally published edition of Legends and Lattes, so I thought might as well re-shape my review for the book.  Here’s why you should read Legends and Lattes if you somehow haven’t read it!


Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Series: Standalone

Genre: Fantasy, Slice-of-Life

Pages: 318 pages (Kindle Edition)

Published: 10th November 2022 by Tor (UK) & 8th November 2022 by Tor Books (US)


Legends and Lattes is the wholesome and cozy fantasy you didn’t know you need.

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Book Review: A Fire Endless (Elements of Cadence, #2) by Rebecca Ross

Book Review: A Fire Endless (Elements of Cadence, #2) by Rebecca Ross


A Fire Endless by Rebecca Ross
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received an advance copy of this novel from the publisher, Harper Voyager, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Have you ever read a sequel that retroactively made you love its predecessor even more, to the point that you actually go back and change your original rating? I originally loved A River Enchanted but had a few issues with it. But upon reading A Fire Endless, all of those issues have evaporated. I think this might be the closest thing to a perfect duology I’ve ever consumed. The balance hear is exquisite, the writing became more and more lyrically beautiful as the story progressed, and there’s just something to be said for a tale of hope and healing; those are woefully infrequent, and I was thrilled to find such a story within the pages of the Elements of Cadence duology.

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Book Review: Dark Theory (Dark Law, #1) by Wick Welker

Book Review: Dark Theory (Dark Law, #1) by Wick Welker

ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Cover art by: Damonza

Dark Theory by Wick Welker

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Series: Dark Law (Book #1)

Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Epic Fantasy, Science Fantasy, Post Apocalyptic

Pages: 796 pages (Kindle Edition)

Published: 17th April 2022 by Wick Welker (Self-Published)


Dark Theory is an ambitious and imaginative blend of fantasy and hard science fiction.

“You get a little older—either wiser or dimmer, not sure—and you realize the questions don’t matter. It’s what you do with the mystery that matters.”

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Book Review: Age of the King (The Echoes Saga, #6) by Philip C. Quaintrell

Book Review: Age of the King (The Echoes Saga, #6) by Philip C. Quaintrell

Cover art illustrated by: Chris McGrath

Age of the King by Philip C. Quaintrell

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Series: The Echoes Saga (Book #6 of 9)

Genre: Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, High Fantasy

Pages: 678 pages (Kindle Edition)

Published: 4th October 2019 by Quaintrell Publishing (Self-Published)


Age of the King is not only the best of the second trilogy in The Echoes Saga, but it is also the best in the entire series so far.

“Every life matters… Only when weight is given to the individual will the many thrive.”

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Manga Review: Death Note Short Stories by Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata

Manga Review: Death Note Short Stories by Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata


Death Note Short Stories by Tsugumi Ohba

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Series: Death Note

Genre: Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Thriller, Mystery

Pages: 226 pages (Paperback)

Published: 10th May 2022 by VIZ


A parting gift to fans of Death Note, even if some of the stories were fillers or too short.

Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba (Story) and Takeshi Obata (Art) is one of my favorite manga/anime of all time. I have reread and rewatched Death Note plenty of times. When I knew there was a Death Note Short Stories, I instantly ordered the book without thinking. And upon the arrival of Death Note Short Stories, I did what any sane man would do in the presence of a Death Note. Open it immediately. Then read it non-stop to its completion.

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