RIVERKEEP by Martin Stewart — Cover Reveal and Giveaway

It’s time for another cover reveal! If you’ve heard of Martin Stewart’s RIVERKEEP, you’re in for a treat. Thanks to Penguin, we’ve got the exclusive cover reveal for Martin’s debut right here! Perfect for fans of Patrick Ness and Neil Gaiman, RIVERKEEP is the definition of the term “page-turner.”

So what are you waiting for? Drink in that synopsis, scroll down and take in the cover. Be sure to enter for a chance to win a copy, too!

The Danék is a wild, treacherous river, and the Fobisher family has tended it for generations—clearing it of ice and weed, making sure boats can get through, and fishing corpses from its bleak depths. Wulliam’s father, the current Riverkeep, is proud of this work. Wull dreads it. And in one week, when he comes of age, he will have to take over.

Then the unthinkable happens. While recovering a drowned man, Wull’s father is pulled under—and when he emerges, he is no longer himself. A dark spirit possesses him, devouring him from the inside. In an instant, Wull is Riverkeep. And he must care for his father, too.

When he hears that a cure for his father lurks in the belly of a great sea-dwelling beast known as the mormorach, he embarks on an epic journey down the river that his family has so long protected—but never explored. Along the way, he faces death in any number of ways, meets people and creatures touched by magic and madness and alchemy, and finds courage he never knew he possessed.

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Martin Stewart teaches English at Kyle Academy in Ayr, Scotland. This is his first novel. He lives in Glasgow, where he is already working on another novel set in Wull’s world.

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And now for the cover!


What do you think? I’m in love with the details!

The Giveaway

Thanks to our friends at Penguin, we have one ARC of RIVERKEEP for a lucky US reader of IceyBooks. Prize will ship when available. Just fill out the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!

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Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.



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    Kelly deVos

    February 12, 2016

    This sounds like a wonderful book! Thanks so much for the giveaway :)

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    Carina Olsen

    February 12, 2016

    Oh oh oh! That cover looks AWESOME :D I love it. <3 Thank you so much for sharing about this book Hafsah :) Such a stunning blog post. <3 I must consider reading this book. It do seem interesting :D I hope you will have the most amazing weekend. <3

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    bill norris

    February 12, 2016

    Love the cover, looks good.

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    February 12, 2016

    That is a lovely cover. Were you deliberately insulting the designer by leaving off their name, or just ignorant.

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    Sierra @ Yearning to Read

    February 12, 2016

    This sounds amazing and THAT COVER! *whistles* What a stunner! Thanks for spreading the word – I’m definitely adding this one. <3

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    Melissa (Books and Things)

    February 12, 2016

    I love this cover! I’ve always loved the woodcut kind of illustration, but that added color really pops!

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    February 12, 2016

    Creative cover. Great detail and colors that will catch reader’s attention!

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    susan beamon

    February 12, 2016

    That is a dynamic cover. The story sounds interesting.

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    February 14, 2016

    Love that cover! This book sounds awesome! Can’t wait to read it!!
    (I think I messed up on one of the giveaway parts where I was supposed to enter my twitter name and I accident pasted my goodreads link and I can’t go back and fix it. Sorry!)

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    Nicole Wetherington

    February 15, 2016

    Love it!

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    February 18, 2016

    This is one of those books, that I feel strangely compelled to read. Just sitting down and read it from cover to cover without any breaks.

    The story has a strong draw for me and I absolutely cannot wait to get my hands on it. I can’t remember the last time I was so excited to read a book.