Shadows of the Hersweald Cover Reveal

A friend of mine likes to write a novella in a fortnight just for the fun of the challenge, and one of the fruits of these efforts will be published soon. We exchange stories and things sometimes, and though I haven’t read this story (yet), I have a fair idea of her style, and it’s pretty good. In her fairy-tale retellings so far she’s managed to avoid romance, for one thing, which I happen to be in favour of.

But even though the point of the post is to reveal the cover, I can’t do that right away, because then nobody would stick around for the advertising. So have a quote and the back-cover writing first.

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A battered soldier from a defeated army, Haydn knows the only end to the arrival of the Prince’s governor is chains, followed by punishment and possible execution. Except he hasn’t counted on the Prince himself. Or the pardon which his recent foe has declared to acquit all those who fought against him.

A pardon Haydn detests.

A pardon that refuses to punish the rebels now threatening his own village. And his sister.

Guilt-ridden from his own actions during the war, Haydn knows there are others who have no conscience at all. Others who are using the freedom of the pardon to forward their own desperate schemes.

With enemies closing in on all sides, a pardon that refuses punishment for the rebellion, and nightmares of murder and fire hovering in the back of Haydn’s every thought, can he save the only ones left he cares about before it is too late?

Find out in Shadows of the Hersweald!

Oh, and I have something else before I show you the cover: the book trailer. Pretty impressive, yes?


















This gorgeous cover, by the way, was created by a good friend of Hope’s who just started a blog and whom you can find here.

Hope Ann is a Christian wordsmith, avid reader, and dedicated authoress. Her time is taken up with writing, reading, archery, knife throwing, creating writing prompts, helping care for the house and eight younger siblings, and generally enjoying the adventures of life on a small farm at the crossroads of America. She has self-published fairy tale retellings on Amazon and is currently working on several projects including a fantasy novel and futuristic trilogy. You can find out more about Hope and her work at

Cover Reveal Schedule

Friday, January 27, 2017

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Kate Willis

Erudessa Aranduriel

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Anika Joy

Claire Banschbach

Brie Donning

Sunday, January 29, 2017



About Nolie Alcarturiel

Creative Writing major and Philosophy minor, contemplating a Master's degree in Medieval History. I enjoy practically anything to do with medieval history, including the domestic arts, with an especial emphasis on the Anglo-Saxon Era. In my spare time I read endlessly, do medieval living-history, hold philosophical debates at the drop of a hat, and write books on even slighter provocation.
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One Response to Shadows of the Hersweald Cover Reveal

  1. Hope Ann says:

    Thanks for being part of my cover reveal. 🙂


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