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Here at Fantasy-Faction we’ve had the pleasure and privilege of hosting an entire bunch of gorgeous cover reveals for indie authors. Look at these bad boys as examples of those we’ve hosted just within the last twelve months (not to mention The Midnight Dunes just yesterday!):

The Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO) cover contest is also doing wonders to increase readers’ appreciation for the amount of energy that goes in to producing indie books. Of course, it’s what’s inside that counts. But many of us judge books by their covers. It is, after all, what they’re there for.

Benedict Patrick’s covers are some of the most distinctive, and beautiful, I have ever seen. Created by the talented Jenny Zemanek of Seedlings Design Studio, the bold colours and uniquely stylised layers perfectly epitomised the tone and content of Patrick’s first two Yarnsworld books.


I made no secret of my infatuation with these covers when I reviewed They Mostly Come Out at Night (which is EXCELLENT, by the way) for Fantasy-Faction last year, and so I’m delighted to present to you the brand new cover for the upcoming third Yarnsworld novel: Those Brave, Foolish Souls from the City of Swords.

Here’s the official blurb:

Don’t draw your blade in the City of Swords, unless you’re willing to kill… or ready to die.

Young and filled with idealistic fervor, Arturo packs his blade and travels to the fabled City of Swords in the hopes of joining the dashing Bravadori. Yet upon arriving he discovers these masked vigilantes have more in common with brutal thugs than noble monster slayers. Disillusioned and mocked, he stubbornly refuses to give up his dreams.

When an impending bandit attack threatens untold depravities upon a distant village, and no others will heed the call for help, Arturo joins forces with a worthless outcast and a walking legend to attempt the impossible, to traverse the demon-haunted wilderness and prove that in the City of Swords, true heroes can rise from the unlikeliest of places.

Those Brave, Foolish Souls from the City of Swords is a gritty, action-packed standalone novel set in Benedict Patrick’s Yarnsworld, a land where folktales and fantasy mix, where the monsters from stories are real. Start reading today to discover this epic tale of broken heroes and inspiring hope!

The book will be available to buy later this month. In the meantime, you can sign up to the author’s newsletter for some FREE stories, find him on Goodreads and Twitter, and add his latest release to your shelves!


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