In true Lancashire style, I’m ‘reet chuffed to be part of the cover reveal for Michael R. Miller’s second novel, Dragon’s Blade: Veiled Intentions.
But first, a quick introduction:
Michael R. Miller is an indie author (and all-round decent bloke) from the UK. His debut novel, The Dragon’s Blade: The Reborn King, narrowly missed out on making the final ten in Mark Lawrence’s Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO) 2016.
However, Miller’s book did win the ‘Best Cover’ award during the same competition – fending off no less than 299 competitors for the top spot!
Miller impressed us all and demonstrated extreme pride in his own work by putting out such a visually stunning product. The time, money and effort that has clearly gone into his covers continues to show off a level of professionalism that self-published books can (and should) strive to achieve.
Without further ado, here’s the gorgeous, shiny new cover for the upcoming sequel!
How gorgeous are those colours? I could stare at this all day long. Simple, bold and colourful, yet with a delicate touch that puts me in mind of the peacock shades of Tiffany glass art.
Both Dragon’s Blade covers are designed by the phenomenally talented Rachel Lawston.
Here’s the Dragon’s Blade: Veiled Intentions blurb:
“Rectar has always had his sights set on conquering the human lands. His demonic invasion of the west is gaining momentum – an unrelenting horde unhindered by food or sleep. Now, only the undermanned Splintering Isles lie between the demons and the human kingdom of Brevia. If the islands fall, the rest of Tenalp will soon follow.
“The Three Races must work together if they are to survive, but they have another problem – Castallan. The traitorous wizard has raised a deadly rebellion and declared himself King of Humans. He believes himself safe in the bowels of his impenetrable Bastion fortress, but Darnuir, now King of Dragons, intends to break those walls at all cost.
“To face these threats, all dragons, humans and fairies must truly unite; yet old prejudices may undermine Darnuir’s efforts once again. And as the true intentions of all are revealed, so too is a secret that may change the entire world.”
The book is set for release on February 10th 2017. You can pre-order it here.
In the meantime, you can grab book one for just £1 when you sign up to the author’s mailing list!
Michael R. Miller is a young Scot living in London and getting stuck into writing his first epic fantasy series, The Dragon’s Blade. Book 1, The Reborn King, made the top 20 books in Mark Lawrence’s Self-Published Fantasy Blog Off 2016. The second in the trilogy, Veiled Intentions, releases February 10th 2017. Michael is ‘that guy’ who enjoys discussing the mad fan theories of Game of Thrones even more than the books or show, and knows more about World of Warcraft than is probably healthy.