Thursday, February 15, 2018

Minstrel's Call Cover Reveal



Guys, I'm so excited! Why? Well, two reasons. The first is that I'm beginning to crawl out from the maw of the Great Beast of Homework. And the second reason for the excitement should be faaaaaiiiiirrrly obvious. Y'know, if you read blog post titles at all. Or happen to glance upon title banners. Ahem.


My friend Jenelle Schmidt's newest novel, Minstrel's Call, is coming out in just two weeks!



So that means I get to share the shiny new cover with all of you today! But before you scroll down to see it, let me entice you with what the book is actually about:


War threatens. The game board is set. But the Minstrel is missing...

Advancing his growing power, the Dread Prince breaks free of his prison and brings a faction of dragons under his control, stirring unrest and hatred in the newly united kingdoms of Tellurae Aquaous.

When the dragon wards of Kallayohm are targeted in a ruthless attack, the High King travels there to administer justice. But the trial results in a crippling blow that leaves him reeling.

On the heels of defeat, an unexpected message from the erstwhile Minstrel arrives, pleading with his friends for rescue. Together, the High King and his companions must follow the fragile trail, braving peril and darkness that will test the measure of them all...


Doesn't that sound thrilling? I mean--DRAGONS. YES PLEASE. And also royalty and high stakes and mystery and political intrigue and dragons and war and darkness and dragons . . . It sounds like exactly my kind of book. Just sayin'.


Now, I feel a bit sheepish because I've yet to read the first three books of the Minstrel's Song seriesBut I did have the great pleasure of reading Jenelle's Beauty and the Beast novella in the Five Enchanted Roses collection a few years ago, and her lovely story was one of my favorites. I also thoroughly enjoy her blog, and you may recognize her as one of the co-hosts of the great Silmarillion Awards from the past two years. So I'm convinced that she's basically a genius and her newest release is going to be amazing! With her capable grasp on fantasy and her eagle editing eye (of which I've been on the receiving end), Minstrel's Call promises to be a work of art. Speaking of art, you're all anxious to see the actual cover, right? Well, here it is . . .


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Isn't it beautiful? Ships are another thing I love to read about, especially in fantasy. I may not be the most even-keeled sailor out on the water in real life, but for some reason I'm drawn to those massive, billowing sails and proud bows slicing through the waves.


So like I mentioned, Minstrel's Call is releasing in just two weeks--mark your calendars for February 28th. You can pre-order the e-book on Amazon right HERE for only 99 cents!


And in the meantime, feel free to go stalk Jenelle and follow her blog and congratulate her on her book's release. I promise she's nice.


Jenelle Schmidt grew up in the northern-Midwest. She now resides with her husband and their four adorable children in the wilds of Wisconsin. Jenelle fell in love with reading at a young age during family story-times when her father would read out loud to her and her siblings each night before bed. Her imagination was captured by authors such as Madeleine L’Engle, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Lloyd Alexander. It wasn’t long before she began making up her own stories and sharing them with her family. To this day she enjoys creating exciting adventure tales filled with poignant themes and compelling characters in the fantasy and sci-fi genres.


Places to find her: Website/Blog // Facebook // Twitter // Amazon // Goodreads

Who else is excited to get their paws on Minstrel's Call? Are you as enthusiastic about dragons and ships as I am?

11 comments :

  1. That's a really cool cover and an interesting story plot! Dragons are awesome!!

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    1. My thoughts, too! DRAGONS FOREVER AND EVER. <3

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    1. I think it's my favorite out of the four!

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  3. Thanks so much for helping out with the reveal today! I truly appreciate it!

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    1. My pleasure, Jenelle! I hope The Minstrel's Call has a smashing launch!

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    2. (Ahem, ignore the "The" in the title.)

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    3. :) I constantly refer to it with a "The" in the title, myself. It's a problem. The working title for like 7 years was "The Minstrel" but I changed it because I didn't have any articles in any of the other titles... but now I'm just confused. LOL

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    4. Haha, I feel like I would do the same! Changing titles--or even changing plots--that you've had in place for a long time makes things confusing. XD

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  4. I am so in love with this cover! What's more adventurous than a big, beautiful ship? GAH. I love it!

    I've yet to read these books myself but I WANT TO SO BAD!!! Jenelle is so fun and full of life, and I know her stories will be the same. Also DRAGONS. What more do we need?

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    1. Me toooo! Ships like this always get my attention. <333

      I know, same! They've been on my TBR for a while, and knowing Jenelle just makes me want to read them more! JUST GIVE US ALL THE DRAGONS, PRECIOUS.

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