I’m very excited to reveal the cover design for The Flames of Shadam Khoreh, the concluding volume of The Lays of Anuskaya. Here it is in all its glory.
The Flames of Shadam Khoreh begins nearly two years after the events of The Straits of Galahesh. Atiana and Nikandr continue their long search for Nasim, which has taken them to the desert wastes of the Gaji, where the fabled valley of Shadam Khoreh lies. But all is not well. War has moved from the islands to the mainland, and the Grand Duchy knows its time may be limited if Yrstanla rallies its forces. And the wasting disease and the rifts grow ever wider, threatening places that once thought themselves safe. The Dukes believe that their only hope may be to treat with the Haelish warriors to the west of Yrstanla, but Nikandr knows that the key is to find Nasim and a lost artifact known as the Atalayina.
Will Nikandr succeed and close the rifts once and for all? The answer lies deep within the Flames of Shadam Khoreh.
The cover design was really fun to work on, and it was made easier by Aaron J. Riley’s excellent artwork. When I first saw it, I immediately loved the rich yellows, oranges, and browns, and knew it would provide a great palette to work from.