Friday, April 13, 2018

The Stealthmaster's Shadow by Hope Ann ~ Cover Reveal

  Today readers, I bring you the cover of the newest Legends of Light novella, The Stealthmaster's Shadow.  It is a Twelve Dancing Princesses retelling and I am super excited about it.  Not only do I love Hope Ann's work, but lately I have become quite fond of The Twelve Dancing Princesses and I can't wait to see how Hope Ann retold it.

Ehehehe.  Me thinks this Governor person dislikes the Verus person.

Ladies and gents, this is the moment you've all been waiting for...
The actual cover, designed by Kate Flourney

It’s ten confounded years since the war ended.
Ten years since the Prince won the war and pardoned the rebels.
And left.
The Prince left, but lasting peace never had a chance to begin.
As a Stealthmaster, Verus is determined to complete the task the Prince left, whatever the cost.
Traitors, needlessly vague governors, and threatening rumors are all part of a standard mission.
Verus will bring peace to what is left of the world, one city and village at a time. According to
the governor’s daughter, the war was never about a physical peace in the first place, but what
does she or any of the other Followers know? They weren’t there during the war.
They didn’t see the horrors Tauscher spread over the land or the scars that will never fade.
Commandeering the task of a former soldier, Verus presents himself to the governor of Nerva.
Eventually he’ll need to undermine the man, but even Stealthmasters need money, and a mission
to discover the owner of a misshapen slipper shouldn’t be difficult.
Until the ambassador from Zahavia appears.
Suddenly face to face with nightmares from the past, Verus struggles to help those plunged into
danger, from the governor’s newest prisoner to a serving lad to an infuriating woman he’s taken
to calling princess. Fleeing will only make the enemy stronger. But staying…
Staying could doom them all.

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So what do you all think?  To be honest, that is not what I was expecting the cover to look like!  It makes me think of Southwestern Native American Cave Dwellers.
(And now I want to write a Native American TDP)  Anyway, this cover definitely feels different from her other covers, but the synopsis sounds 'in tune' with the rest of the series.  I look forward to reading this tale.

Sounds like this guy is full of snarky sass and is fond of dramatic bows.

Coming June 1, 2018
Click here to preorder now!

His snark is amusing.

Hope Ann uses chocolate to bribe a wide ring of spies, from the realm leapers of Aslaria to the
double agents of Elkbend, for their stories. Based in Indiana, she is the self-published author of
the Legends of Light series, personal writing coach, and the Communications Coordinator for
Story Embers. You can find out more about her at

So, what do you think? Looking forward to installment four of Legends of Light?


  1. Each blog tour of this book has had different snippets - which is really making me want to read this book more! Great post, Erudessa!


  2. I tagged you in my latest blog post ;)

    1. Yeah, I'm still trying to decide whether or not I want to do it. I don't usually share my writing in public.