This September we’re very excited to bring you a brand new science fantasy novel, Hidden Sun, and today we’re showing you the brilliant new cover!

Hidden Sun is the first in the Shadowlands series, which takes place in a fascinating and mysterious world of darkness and light. Here’s the synopsis:

Rhia Harlyn is a noble in Shen, one of the dozens of shadowlands which separate the bright, alien skyland. She has a missing brother, an unwanted marriage proposal and an interest in science considered unbecoming in her gender. Her brother’s disappearance coincided with a violent unsolved murder, and Rhia impulsively joins the search party headed into the skyland – a place whose dangers and wonders have long enthralled her. The dangerous journey brings her into conflict with a young rebel stuck between the worlds of shadow and light, and a charismatic cult leader who believes he can defeat death itself.

If that’s not enough to have you leaking oil from your salivary glands then maybe these endorsements of Hidden Sun, from some of the greatest names in the genre, will:

“A fascinating and finely written exploration of the human and the alien.”
– Adrian Tchaikovsky, Arthur C Clarke Award-winning author of Children of Time

“Brilliantly written; an excellent book that I struggled to put down. Hidden Sun draws you into a strange and evocative world, both alien and oddly familiar. Compelling characters, intrigue and weird science there are few authors capable of writing science fantasy this well.”
– Gavin G Smith, author of Age of Scorpio and the Bastard Legion series

“Extraordinary world-building, with a hardcore, violent poetry to the writing. Jaine Fenn continues to be a star of new fantasy.”
– Paul Cornell, author of the Lychford novellas

“An exciting tale of adventure set in a complex and unusual world, filled with strong characters and strange phenomena.”
– Liz Williams

They all seem to like it, eh?! Wonderful lot. But enough from us (and them), now onto the wonderful cover, which features our heroine Rhia journeying through the Shadowlands in search of her missing brother. Our thanks, as always, to Andreas Rocha for the fantastic artwork.

A quick note: Jaine showed off the cover to her Patreon subscribers first. If you want to support Jaine’s work, and get lots of previews, behind-the-scenes posts and exclusive stories then all you have to do is sign up here.

Hidden Sun by Jaine Fenn


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