Cover Love – War of Storms

No matter how often we’re warned not to, it’s human instinct to make snap judgements. Covers are no different. This is one of the reasons I have an immense respect for anyone with the skill to design a cover. It’s an immensely difficult skill to master, in part because a beautifully perfect cover must blend art, marketing, story, genre, and style. Not an easy challenge to master.

Over the years, I’ve been incredibly fortunate in the cover designers I’ve worked with. From the beginning with the debut of Sing Sweet Nightingale’s cover in 2014, every cover has been beautiful. This is especially true of The Ryogan Chronicles.

Although a different artist has created each cover for this trilogy, there’s a beautifully cohesive progression. The last in the series is perfect. Khya, armed and deadly, is standing guard between one land and the other. The storm behind her, lightning and all, is a perfect representation—both literal and metaphorical—for a lot of what happens in the book.

I’m so grateful to artist Bree Archer and the entire team at Entangled for the work they’ve put into the series and the covers for The Ryogan Chronicles. The three books together are beautiful.

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War of Storms (The Ryogan Chronicles #3)

by Erica Cameron
Publication Date: November 5, 2018
Publisher: Entangled Teen

The immortal mages have risen, and they’re out for blood.

Khya arrived at the Ryogan coast too late to stop the invasion. Now, cities are falling before the unrelenting march of an enemy army, and Khya’s squad is desperately trying to stay ahead of them. Warning the Ryogans, though, means leaving her brother imprisoned even longer. Time is running out for everyone.

how can her squad of ten stand against an army of ten thousand?

Calling in help from every ally she’s made in Ryogo, Khya tries to build a plan that won’t require sacrificing her friends or her brother. It’s a tough balance to find, especially when the leadership role she thought she wanted sits heavy on her shoulders, and her relationship with Tessen is beginning to crack under the strain.

The immortal mages have risen, and they’re out for blood.

Khya arrived at the Ryogan coast too late to stop the invasion. Now, cities are falling before the unrelenting march of an enemy army, and Khya’s squad is desperately trying to stay ahead of them. Warning the Ryogans, though, means leaving her brother imprisoned even longer. Time is running out for everyone.

The end is coming, and there’s no way to know who’ll be left standing when it hits.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Erica Cameron is the author of books for young adults including the Ryogan Chronicles, the Assassins duology, and The Dream War Saga. She also co-authored the Laguna Tides novels with Lani Woodland. An advocate for asexuality and emotional abuse awareness, Erica has also worked with teens at a residential rehabilitation facility in her hometown of Fort Lauderdale.

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Excerpt:

Soanashalo’a exhales heavily. “Are you sure we should be heading for Jushoyen now?”

“We?” I ask hopefully. She and her family have carried us all over Ryogo, and their help made half of what we’ve accomplished possible, but I would’ve understood if Varan’s arrival changed things. “It’ll be safer for you if you don’t come, Lo’a.”

She searches my face consideringly. The rest of my squad watches, quietly waiting.

“It is not for us to know what will be remembered by future generations.” She looks around, her arched eyebrows raised. “This, though? I believe what you and your friends are doing will become the seeds of legend for the next several centuries, no matter the outcome.”

“And you want your name in those stories, too?” It was the kind of dream I might’ve had once. Now, I’d happily forego all recognition if someone else wanted it instead.

“I want to watch the truth unfold,” she says. “Your name will be remembered for ages, but the truth of your story will only happen once. I want to be there for it. Others will get the story in pieces that will be diluted or distorted with each retelling. I want to be the first to tell your story, if I live.”

“Oh, really?” The corners of my mouth twitch, but I can’t quite smile. “And how are you planning to distort the truth?”

“I think I will make you taller,” she says with mock seriousness.

Tessen laughs. I straighten in my chair, pulling my shoulders back and lengthening my neck. “I’m not tall enough already?”

“Definitely not for someone about to become a legend.” She winks. “Maybe I will also give you glowing eyes and claws that extend like a cat’s and rip your enemies to shreds.”

“Ridiculous.” I smile and relax again. “No one will believe you.”

“I’ve met you. I believe it,” Tessen says. Rai, Etaro, and Nairo immediately agree.

“See, Khya?” Soanashalo’a nods at my supposed friends as she gets up to check on the food. “Besides, I can be very believable.”

That I believe.”

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