ANTIGODDESS by Kendare Blake (Tor Teen, September 10th 2013) finally has a cover. I’m a huge fan of Kendare’s ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD (review), so I’m super excited to help reveal her latest cover. Scroll down to read the synopsis, check out the cover, and enter to win a signed copy of GIRL OF NIGHTMARES!
Old Gods never die…
Or so Athena thought. But then the feathers started sprouting beneath her skin, invading her lungs like a strange cancer, and Hermes showed up with a fever eating away his flesh. So much for living a quiet eternity in perpetual health.
Desperately seeking the cause of their slow, miserable deaths, Athena and Hermes travel the world, gathering allies and discovering enemies both new and old. Their search leads them to Cassandra—an ordinary girl who was once an extraordinary prophetess, protected and loved by a god.
These days, Cassandra doesn’t involve herself in the business of gods—in fact, she doesn’t even know they exist. But she could be the key in a war that is only just beginning.
Because Hera, the queen of the gods, has aligned herself with other of the ancient Olympians, who are killing off rivals in an attempt to prolong their own lives. But these anti-gods have become corrupted in their desperation to survive, horrific caricatures of their former glory. Athena will need every advantage she can get, because immortals don’t just flicker out.
Every one of them dies in their own way. Some choke on feathers. Others become monsters. All of them rage against their last breath.
The Goddess War is about to begin.
I tire of writing these things in the third person. So. I write fiction, apparently mostly YA. I didn’t know this, but like Stephen King says, writers are the last ones to know what it is they’ve written. My first novel, Sleepwalk Society, is a college story. I guess it falls into that no man’s land they call, “New Adult”. Anna Dressed in Blood and Girl of Nightmares are teen horror. My short fiction can be found online in numerous places.
Here’s what Kendare had to say:
Waiting for a cover is a nail-biting experience. Even when you have no doubt in the talent of the creative team behind it. So imagine my relief when this arrived in my inbox. It’s dark. It’s hope. It’s ominous. And of course, there’s blood. I hope you like it! And what will eventually be under it.
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To celebrate the reveal of ANTIGODDESS, Kendare’s offering a signed copy of GIRL OF NIGHTMARES to one lucky US winner! Just fill out the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!