So, today was the cover reveal for Mitriel Faywood’s debut novel A Gamble of Gods, the first in the Order of the Dragon series.  Petrik, over at Novel Notions revealed the cover earlier today (stop over to his blog because he’s got all the information going on and an absolutely delicious looking post), and, it’s had a rush of interest on Twitter and Facebook.  Obviously, given my affection for covers, I wanted to continue to help spread the love.  This is going to be a short post mainly focusing on the new design plus the book description to whet your appetite.  I’ve read this one and will be posting a much more comprehensive post shortly in which I’ll go into my thoughts on the book (spoiler alert – it’s good!).

Let’s look at the cover then…


Firstly, I love the font for this. Secondly, take a look at the jacket below which looks downright classy. Thirdly, two dragons depicted – me likey some dragons.  Fourthly, and perhaps I should have mentioned this first, the characters expressions are perfect, I mean literally it’s like the artist was in the author’s head – which, ouch, but also good (or maybe bad – what a dilemma).  

The description off Goodreads:

“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.”

The description from the Jacket (which did I mention already looks downright classy – twice can’t possibly hurt after all):


“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.”

So peeps – whaddya think?


FYI: Important ‘stuff’ that you need to know:

The Cover artist is KarrahE

The Cover designer is Shawn T King

 Check them out – they’re talented so and so’s – it makes me quite pea green with envy.

  1. Rebecca

    This sounds really good!

  2. Susy's Cozy World

    The cover is beautiful! I love the expression on the faces of the characters! And the jacket is classy, absolutely! Also, I love the Goodreads blurb!!
    To be short about it: I need to read this one!

  3. Tammy

    I love this cover! It’s got a bit of an old school vibe to it, and the story sounds really fun.

  4. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Dragons! Enough said… 😉

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