Hi everyone! Petrik from Novel Notions here.
We have an exciting post today. Novel Notions will be hosting the exclusive cover reveal to A Gamble of Gods by Mitriel Fayoowd. This is the author’s debut, and it is the first book in The Order of the Dragon series. For those of you who don’t know, Mitriel has been Mark Lawrence’s beta reader for 8 years now. I’ve known the author for years, and it’s super cool to witness her debut novel nearing its release date soon. I haven’t got the chance to read this book to its completion yet, but from what I’ve read so far, it has been great. I’m looking forward to reading this novel to the end. Without further ado, here’s the cover reveal to A Gamble of Gods by Mitriel Faywood!
Cover art illustrated by KarrahE
Cover designed by STK.Kreations
Title: A Gamble Of Gods
Series title: The Order Of The Dragon (Book 1)
Author: Mitriel Faywood
Publishing date: 11/11/22
Genre: Portal Fantasy, Science Fiction
Formats: eBook, Paperback, Hardback
Page count: 438
Word count: 163,105
Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/61389287-a-gamble-of-gods
Paperback Full Spread:
“Life used to be good. I had money. I had fame. I had respect. The same thrill during work every day. A different woman in my bed every night. Best fighter to hire for dangerous jobs. Most famous thief in the Nineteen Kingdoms. Half the world sought my services when they needed the impossible done. The other half wanted to sleep with me.
Then one day, this strange guy showed up with his even stranger pet, the latter a bit of a gift horse by all accounts and turned it all upside down. They claimed to have come to save my life, and while they were at it, I got them to help out with the most important quest of my existence: finding the Supreme Key of the Dragon. Needless to say, none of it turned out quite how I expected. But we had fun, even if it was hell sometimes. In the end, what we found was worth it all.
My name is Conor Drew, the Gods destined me for great things.
But I turned them down.”
Hardcover Full Spread:
“Kristian del Rosso has led a quiet life, burying himself in research and teaching at the University of St Mark. The arrival of a mysterious killer with supernatural abilities and the bloody massacre of a group of Kristian’s students changes all that. Kristian’s grief and a need for answers drives him to set out after their murderer, prepared to face the man but unprepared for what awaits him at the source of it all.
Conor Drew lives for the thrill of adventure and to explore the delights of as many beautiful women as one man can in a lifetime. Between dangerous jobs for the wealthy aristocracy and powerful figures in the underworld of the Nineteen Kingdoms, he’s seen more than most. And yet it isn’t until his greatest friend and biggest enemy both find him on the same day that his true odyssey begins.
Selena Soto is a woman lost in her own world. She struggles to fit into her existence, to find meaning and purpose—even progress at work eludes her. Meeting the right man might be a good first step, or perhaps just defining what it is she really wants from life. Little does she realise that only her own fears keep her from a destiny that’s greater than she could imagine.
The trio will soon learn that only by working as a team can they solve the puzzle that has drawn them together.”
Mitriel Faywood was taught to read by her great-grandmother, using fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm and Hungarian folklore, turning her into an avid reader by the age of five. Some of her early favourites included J. R. R. Tolkien, Alexandre Dumas, Arthur Conan Doyle and Stephen King.
Despite showing a considerable talent for writing as a teenager and being tipped to become an author by some of her teachers, she gave up on the craft early on and thought she’d never write again. That was until a twist of fate led her to become the beta-reader of her favourite author, Mark Lawrence, in 2014, who re-ignited her love of stories and her interest in telling them.
Mitriel Faywood lives in London, where she works in the music industry. A Gamble Of Gods is her first book.
KarrahE is a freelance Irish artist who loves to paint expressive character portraits in a range of ever evolving styles. She focuses mainly on DnD and fantasy themes, and her paintings have been used by Critical Role, Riot Games and Wyrmwood Gaming.
You can find more of her work at: https://www.artstation.com/karrahe
and herself on Twitter: @karrah_e
Shawn T. King
Author’s note for the cover reveal:
I’m incredibly grateful to Karrah and Shawn for creating such a wonder for my book. Karrah graciously took the time to read a large portion of the manuscript to gain a good understanding of the characters before starting to show me her ideas. The end result is both fitting and captivating.
Shawn also put a lot of effort into trying to understand what vibe I was after and come up with something that went well with the artwork, too. What he eventually created blew my mind. He’s one of the very best designers out there, a master of his craft, whose creativity and skill shines through his work.
I’m very lucky to have such a talented and dedicated team supporting me and hope readers will share my delight in this cover.
I want to give my special thanks to Mitriel Faywood for allowing Novel Notions the honor and pleasure of hosting the exclusive cover reveal for her debut novel, A Gamble of Gods. As fantasy enthusiasts and self-proclaimed connoisseurs of book cover art, it means a lot for me and all of us here at Novel Notions to be given this opportunity.
Lastly, thank you to everyone for taking the time to read this post!
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