Cover reveal for The Tattered Prince and the Demon Veiled

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I’m gearing up to release the third of four novellas set in the Shattered Sands universe. The first two are available now:

The third, The Tattered Prince and the Demon Veiled, will be released on November 28th. This one centers on an ex-thief named Brama and his… How can I put this? His tempestuous relationship with a djinni-like creature known as Rümayesh. Here’s the back cover description:

Brama was once a thief who dreamed of riches. Now he’s the Torn Man, a broken soul who could have all the riches he wants, except he no longer yearns for it. He’s chosen instead to live in the poorest quarter of Sharakhai with the very creature who tortured him mercilessly, a powerful ehrekh known as Rümayesh.

Brama’s life changes forever when he stumbles across a woman named Jax, an intriguing young foreigner fleeing assassins from her homeland. Brama has feared to use Rümayesh’s power, but asks her now to help save Jax from her fate. Rümayesh, who seems curiously fascinated by Jax, agrees.

Brama has little time to wonder over Rümayesh’s sudden and unexpected interest, for his fate soon becomes entangled with Jax’s. As a drug lord learns of Brama’s sapphire, and the assassins close in, Brama fights to save Jax, preventing him from focusing on what may be the biggest threat of all: Rümayesh herself.

And here’s the cover, the artwork once again by the talented René Aigner.


The Tattered Prince and the Demon Veiled is available for pre-order on Amazon now. On its release date, November 28th, it will be available on Amazon in print and electronic editions, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iBooks, Google Play, and here at my Quillings Store.

Looking for more good stories like this? This story first appeared in Evil is a Matter of Perspective, the excellent anthology from Grimdark Magazine, which means you can get this now, along with a whole bunch of other cool stories, by grabbing the full anthology.


  1. Ben

    October 17, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Is there a possibility of a hardcover collection of these novellas down the road? I love your writing, and I want to be able to have more preservable copy on my shelf. This is not a deal-breaker, mind; I’ll take them however I can get them. I’m just curious if I can replace the paperbacks later on. Thank you.

    • Ben

      October 17, 2017 at 10:17 am

      This is a beautiful cover by the way. I’m loving the art on all of these.

      • Brad

        October 17, 2017 at 10:18 am

        Thanks! Yeah, I’m really pleased with how the covers are turning out.

    • Brad

      October 17, 2017 at 10:18 am

      Hi Ben! Yes, I plan to pull these together into a collection at some point after all four are out. The last will come out in early June next year (after rights are returned to me). Some time after that, I’ll start looking at a bound collection of them. It probably won’t be until next fall at the earliest, though, just fyi.