Fallen Gods by James A. Moore – Cover Reveal & Giveaway
At the beginning of 2017, Angry Robot released the first in a new series by James A. Moore: The Tides of War. The first book, The Last Sacrifice, came out to much acclaim with people like Seanan McGuire calling it, “Gripping, horrific, and unique…well worth your time.”
If this dark gem of sword and sorcery somehow flew under your radar, then I have good news!
Angry Robot have not only let us host the cover reveal for the second book in the series, but they are also giving ten of our readers free copies of the first book, so you’ll be ready when Fallen Gods is released next year!
But I’m getting ahead of myself again. (Cover reveals always overexcite me!)
Let’s start at the very beginning with The Last Sacrifice.
Since time began the Grakhul, immortal servants of the gods who choose who lives and who dies when it comes time to make sacrifices to their deities, have been seeking to keep the world in balance and the gods appeased. When they take the family of Brogan McTyre to offer as sacrifice, everything changes.
Brogan heads off on a quest to save his family from the Grakhul. The decision this time is costlier than they expected, leading to Brogan and his kin being hunted as criminals and the gods seeking to punish those who’ve defied them.
The Last Sacrifice is currently available at all good book retailers, AND will be sent to ten of our own lucky readers! All you have to do to win a copy is check out the cover reveal for book two below and leave a comment telling us your favorite thing about the covers or the stories themselves. (No spoilers please!)
And if you think the contest is the best part of this post, let me introduce you to the cover of Fallen Gods!
Brogan McTyre and his compatriots are wanted, dead or alive. Preferably alive, so they can be sacrificed to the raging gods. All they can do is hire more mercenaries and turn them into a fearsome army. But warriors aren’t enough when the gods bring Armageddon to the world, unleashing storms and madness, and ceaseless attacks on Brogan’s men by increasingly demonic foes.
Deep in the heart of the Broken Blades Mountains lies a sword containing the heart of a god slain in immortal combat, the one thing that might give Brogan an edge against the gods, but finding it isn’t going to be easy…
I love when art plays with perspective and size, and artist Alejandro Colucci does that beautifully with Fallen Gods. We are first drawn to an ancient skeleton that dominates the cover, but when we get to the knees hovering just above the title, we see these are not the bones of a man, but of a god. Below our heroes scan a cave of rust-colored crystals still unaware of what sits above. Everything in the picture is highlighted in reddish browns, the color of dried blood. There is death encasing them, but perhaps this death will be the key to their survival.
Fallen Gods is due out January of 2018. Thanks again to Angry Robot for giving us a chance to once again showcase their amazing stories!
Remember to leave a comment of your favorite thing about the covers or the stories themselves! We will pick our ten winners for The Last Sacrifice at 12:00pm EST on Wednesday the 13th of September. Good luck! And happy reading!