Hail, meaty beings! We have a new cover to show off to you! Today it’s the artwork for The Outlaw & The Upstart King, the second in Rod Duncan‘s Map of Unknown Things series, and it’s absolutely wonderful.
We’ll tell you a bit more about the book below but for now feast your eyes upon this thing of beauty:
As always, cover credit where cover credit is due, so our biggest thanks to Amazing 15 for making the book look as enticing as the words within most definitely are.
Here’s the synopsis:
As it is inked, so shall your oaths and bindings be.
Tattoos are the only law on the Island of the Free, and there can never be a king. Every clan agrees on that. But a returning exile has smuggled something across the water that could send the old ways up in flames. Elias wants revenge on the men who severed his oaths and made him an outlaw. But, if his wealth and honour are to be restored, he’ll need help from the most unlikely quarter – a mysterious woman, landed unwontedly on Newfoundland’s rocky shore.
If you’ve not yet dipped your toe into the series, the prequel to The Outlaw & The Upstart King, The Queen of All Crows – where our daring protagonist Elizabeth takes on the shady entity known as International Patent Office and heads to the high seas – won the Leicester Book of the Year Award and, not that we like to brag of course, just the other day reached #1 in the Audible book charts (thanks also to superstar narrator Gemma Whelan). You can listen to the first chapter here.
If you’d like to read The Queen of All Crows ahead of the release of The Outlaw & The Upstart King in January then just click the link below.