First, I just want to thank Julie for coming back to our website and sharing this *gorgeous* cover with us. Posts from Julie Czerneda are always an absolute pleasure to have, and this one is no exception. So, without further ado:
A cover reveal of a different sort! Welcome back to Night’s Edge.
by Julie E. Czerneda
[dropcap size=dropcap]F[/dropcap]or those familiar with my first two Night’s Edge novels, A Turn of Light and A Play of Shadow, Werfol and Semyn Westietas need no introduction. You met Bannan’s young nephews in the second book, which happens to end just as the good folks of Marrowdell (plus dragon and house toads and Scourge) celebrate the winter solstice, the longest night of the year.
Werfol and Semyn return home, leaving behind their uncle and new friends.
Most of all, leaving behind the wild magic of the Verge, linked to Marrowdell.
Well, we couldn’t have that, could we?
More specifically, I was quite sure Werfol wouldn’t. Though woefully young for his own gift, to be a truthseer and see beyond this world into another, he’d be determined not to forget a thing. Especially not to forget dragons, having made the acquaintance of Marrowdell’s Wisp.
Forbidden to talk about Marrowdell, Werfol makes up a secret story, one about another boy, named William, who meets another dragon and has the most wonderful adventures. A story meant for fun, and what harm if Werfol begins to imagine seeing a dragon of his own? Their home has become a dark and dangerous place. The city of Vorkoun is being split between two countries formerly embroiled in deadly conflict, Rhoth and Ansnor. The ink on the truce is barely dry, grim soldiers from both sides roam uneasy streets, and surely a boy should find comfort in a story and a dragon.
There’s just one problem.
There are those in the Verge who remain curious about this world.
Other places where the Verge and this world touch.
And what looks like a dragon?
Might not be one at all.
My thanks to Katie Anderson of PRH for the beautifully elegant and mysterious cover of “A Dragon for William.” This story will be released in December as a special DAW enovella. Think of it as an early gift from Marrowdell to you, dear readers.
However far we are apart,
Keep Us Close.
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For over twenty years, Canadian author/ former biologist Julie E. Czerneda has shared her curiosity about living things through her science fiction, published by DAW Books, NY. Julie’s written fantasy too, the first installments of her Night’s Edge series (DAW) A Turn of Light and A Play of Shadow, winning consecutive Aurora Awards (Canada’s Hugo) for Best English Novel. Having completed her Clan Chronicles series with To Guard Against the Dark, Julie’s latest SF novel is Search Image, Book #1 of her new SF series, The Web Shifter’s Library, bringing back her beloved character Esen the Dear Little Blob. Julie’s edited/co-edited numerous award-winning anthologies of SF/F, including SFWA’s 2017 Nebula Award Showcase, but nothing prepared her for the sheer joy of opening her Clan Chronicles to fans of the series to produce Tales from Plexis, out December 2018. What’s coming next? Her new fantasy standalone, The Gossamer Mage, out August 2019, and so much more. Visit www.czerneda.com.