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The Heart of Stone by Ben Galley – Cover Reveal

Here on Fantasy-Faction we are fans of both cool cover art and cool authors. Today we are lucky to have a little of both! Our once contributor, now successful self-published author, Ben Galley, has a new novel coming out next spring and its cover is AMAZING!

But before we show you the pretties, let’s get to know the author.

Ben Galley is the author of the epic Emaneska Series and a new western fantasy series, the Scarlet Star Trilogy. When he’s not dreaming up lies to tell his readers, Ben works as a self-publishing consultant, helping fellow authors to self-publish and sell their books at his site Shelf Help. Last year his book, Bloodrush, was one of the ten overall finalists in Mark Lawrence’s Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off.

Today we are going to show you the artwork for his newest novel, The Heart of Stone.

Mercenary. Murderer. Monster. He has been called many names in his time.

Built for war and nothing else, he has witnessed every shade of violence humans know, and he has wrought his own masterpieces with their colours. He cared once, perhaps, but far too long ago. He is bound to his task, dead to the chaos he wreaks for his masters.

Now, he has a new master to serve and a new war to endure. In the far reaches of the Realm, Hartlund tears itself in two over coin and crown. This time he will fight for a boy king and a general bent on victory.

Beneath it all he longs for change. For something to surprise him. For an end to this cycle of warfare.

Every fighter faces his final fight. Even one made of stone.

Sounds awesome right? Well take a look at the cover!

The Heart of Stone (cover)

I’ve always been a fan of Ben’s covers and this one is no exception. Shawn King has done an amazing job bringing this to life.

The colors give the cover a feeling of ancient skies and galaxies – things outside our comprehensions of time. But this soldier is made of stone, of earth. He may be old, but no older than the lands he fights on and no more foreign than the rocks beneath his feet.

If you are as excited about this release as I am, you can sign up to be notified of The Heart of Stone’s release (as well as get a few pre-launch freebies like ARCs and sneak peeks) here. You can also read a sample chapter here!

The Heart of Stone is due out in spring of 2017. For more information on this book and his others, visit Ben’s website or you can follow him on Twitter!


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