It is my pleasure today to participate in the reveal of a cover of a book I’m really looking forward to. It’s The Worth of a King by Kendra E. Ardnek. Yes, the same Kendra I often do reveals and releases for. And I still complain about her books not coming faster.
I have read a large part of Worth already and quite enjoyed it. I don’t know how it’s going to end yet, but I suspect a mixture of triumphant and ominous. Both of which are awesome in their way. But enough of my speculations. You want to see the cover.
Okay, this isn’t the cover. It is coming though, it’s the next picture down. But I thought I would share an inspiration pic first and a dialogue snippet.
“Oh, Sidi, it’s a crying shame how little time we’ve spent together of late,” Nadilynn declared, as Obsidia left her bedroom, Christa a step behind her. “And now there are only a few weeks before my birthday!”
“We are greeting our guests together today,” Obsidia pointed out.
“Your guests,” Nadilynn corrected. “My suitors.”
Sighing, Obsidia slipped her arm through Nadilynn’s. “Come along.”
“And even now, one of your girls is trailing behind us.” Nadilynn gave a melodramatic sigh as they started walking. “I’m beginning to think that I’ve been replaced.”
“You are leaving me in a few months,” Obsidia pointed out, shaking her head. “I had to think ahead.”
And now we have the cover in all its glory.
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Isn’t it pretty? It’s a little different to Kendra’s other covers, but Worth is just a little different. It’s not fairy tale or portal fantasy. It’s, well just read the description. I can’t explain it well enough.
Princess Obsidia’s father was killed the night she was born. Since there was no male heir, the crown went to the man who killed him, by Dialcian law. This never bothered her, growing up, and when it comes time for Obsidia to choose her husband, she chooses Prince Delaney, the son of that man, with little hesitation. Only then does her life start crumbling around her.
Adrian expected to live a normal life, taking his father’s place at the print shop when his father retired. But, on his eighteenth birthday, when the princess’ engagement is announced, his world is ripped out from under him when he learns that his life was a ruse, and he is the twin brother to the princess – and expected to take back his father’s throne.
Delaney knows that his country is hovering on the brink of war – and that his father may harbor murderous intentions towards his intended bride due to her Zovordian blood. He wants nothing more than to protect Obsidia and his people, but as merely prince, he has little power against his father.
The ancient war between the Dragons and the Immortal King and Queen is nearing its climax, and the three are already caught in it.
The Worth of a King will be coming out on the 27th of August.
(That seems ages away, but I know it will come all too quickly.)
Kendra E. Ardnek, as always, loves fairytales and twisting them in new and exciting ways. She’s been or acting them on her dozen plus cousins and siblings for years. “Finish your story, Kendra,” is frequently heard at family gatherings. Her sole life goal has always been to grow up and be an author of fantasy and children’s tales that glorify God and His Word.
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You can find more snippets from the book along with inspirational pins, more copies of the cover, and the comments of awesome people who are not me, at all these lovely places.