It’s here! The cover for Anna Kashina’s newest novel, Shadowblade, has arrived and let us tell you, it is GORGEOUS.

Shadowblade – the first in a new series from Prism Award-winning Anna – is a fantasy romance which reminds us that swords are sexy and court intrigue captivating. Here’s the synopsis:

Naia dreams of becoming a Jaihar Blademaster, but after assaulting a teacher, her future seems ruined. The timely intervention of a powerful stranger suddenly elevates her into elite Upper Grounds training. She has no idea that the stranger is Dal Gassan, head of the Daljeer Circle. Seventeen years ago he witnessed the massacre of Challimar’s court and rescued its sole survivor, a baby girl. Gassan plans to thrust a blade into the machinations of imperial succession: Naia. Disguised as the lost Princess Xarimet of Challimar, Naia must challenge the imperial family, and win. Losing means certain death, but in victory she would forsake everything she holds dear – even the man she loves.

Head on over to USA Today‘s Happily Ever After blog for the full reveal, plus an exclusive excerpt of the meet-cute between our heroine, Naia, and Jai Karrim. Our thanks go to cover master Alejandro Colucci, who has once more pulled it out of the bag to produce us an amazing cover.

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