A lot of redesigning and relaunching is happening at Raventide Books, as we enter into our fifth year of publishing. It was time for an emblem that encapsulated the bright and dark of what I write, or more specifically, the brightly dark dreamscapes that I visit, via entities of equally mottled emotions and psyches. Of course, the raven had to be included, and now, finally, the unicorn(a symbol of tremendous emotional and spiritual significance for me) has been incorporated.
Look for the new design on all Raventide books, including the forthcoming relaunch of the Blood Wars Trilogy, the ongoing Dryth Chronicles, and all else under the Raventide banner.
Cover Illustration by Charlie Creber (firstname.lastname@example.org) Han Quan’s dragon has been put to rest. The
Empire beholds a moment of peace, a brief hour of victory, though at great
cost. The Imperial City has suffered significant damage
from the dragon’s assault, the turmoil between the Five Kingdoms has escalated in
the face of a continuing rise of dark forces now attributed as a curse upon the
Song Dynasty, and Han Quan himself remains at large. Pursuit of the geomancer uncovers secrets
connected to the persisting influence of the late Scholar General, and to the
School of the Seven Mystics itself. While the Phoenix continues to rise through Xu
Liang, the dragons of the mortal plane begin to awaken. And as the southern kingdoms unite and rise
against Xu Liang and his barbarian allies, the people of Ji continue to look to
their ‘Silent Emperor’, some believing that he is favored by the gods, even
above the Empress herself. With Ying threatening to turn away from the
Mandate and Du…