Cover reveal: The Phantom’s Blade (The Sword of the Dragon Book 4)

In preparation for the release this Fall of The Phantom’s Blade (The Sword of the Dragon book 4) I commissioned the same artist who did the new edition for the Neverqueen cover. Here is the final cover:

The Phantom's Blade

Novel plot tease:

From across the sea the Maiden Voyage has failed to return to the Hemmed Land, leaving Ilfedo to wonder at the fate of his beloved Warrioresses . . .

The Hemmed Land is in political confusion thanks to Vortain’s dissidence. As mayor of Ilfedo’s chief city Vortain holds great political sway. He openly opposes Ilfedo’s proposal to form a rescue expedition to bring the people of Dresdyn to the Hemmed Land, and regards the young woman Ilfedo brought back from the Hidden Realm with deep suspicion. Even more strong is his opposition to Lord Ilfedo’s declaration that, as the albino long ago prophecied, the entire population must seek a new homeland.

Holding himself to a promise Ilfedo will not be swayed from seeking the people of Dresdyn. His allies are strong now. Few in the land hold the wisdom of Brother Hersis, and fewer still command the same respect in the military as Lord Ombre, and none have risen so high in the esteem of the people as Oganna.

An expedition launches to seek out the people beneath the desert sands, and only Ilfedo truly recognizes the nature of the enemy they face.


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6 thoughts on “Cover reveal: The Phantom’s Blade (The Sword of the Dragon Book 4)

  1. A Very Hearty Congratulations on the new cover!!! It looks awesome! It really draws you to the book with a hundred ideas and questions you feel you have to answer by buying and reading it!

    So… coming from someone who will DEFINITELY buy the book no matter what’s on the cover… Would you mind answering a few of the questions? 😀 The specific ones I had in mind were:
    a) Who is that;
    b) If that’s Ilfedo, is the Sword of the Dragon (SOTD) in front of him, or is he wearing it; and
    c) If the SOTD is in front of him, which sword is he wearing?

    Sorry to be so inquisitive, it’s just hard to wait so long for the book to answer these questions! :) However, don’t feel pressured to give the answers if you wanted to keep them for the book.
    Thanks again for the “cover tease”!

    • Glad you like it! :)

      I can’t go into too much detail about the image because that would give away the story. But I will say that this is Ilfedo, the sword of the dragon is sheathed at his belt, and the sword in the box is the green blade of Brunster Thadius Oldwell (from Key of Living Fire).

      You don’t have long to wait before The Sword of the Dragon story continues! :)

      • Thanks, Scott!
        And I have to say again how well the artist did that cover design! It’s really a work of art! 😀

  2. Oh my gosh I can’t wait! Your books are so awesome! I can’t stop reading! I’m going to get it as soon as it comes out!! Yay I’m so excited!!