Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Cover Reveal


WHEN RAVENS FALL
By Savannah Jezowski
Coming October 2015


Thought I would finally get around to sharing the cover of a little side project I am working on! Once again, my cover designer, Mr. Don Semora, has exceeded my expectations with this beautiful cover. There are so many things I love about it, such as the rustic browns in the color scheme, but I think my favorite aspect is the Yggdrasil at the center, surrounded by runes. So perfect for this Norse fairy tale!

When Ravens Fall is my imaginings of a Norse fairy tale, using characters from the old Norse legends and using their stories to retell a fairy tale. It is an easy read, with a small cast of characters revolving around one central theme: a man facing a destiny he cannot escape. Each of the characters in this story respond to his tragedy in different ways--some will move heaven and earth to change his fate. Others will sacrifice themselves. Some will run away. Others will watch from a distance. They will, almost all, be changed.

This story is near and dear to my heart, and in the upcoming months I will be sharing more of my reasons for choosing to write this unusual tale as well as delving into the legends that inspired the characters. All but one character came straight out of Norse mythology. Also, the initial launch of this story will be a bit unique, so you will want to stay tuned for more details.

"FRIGG'S PROPHECY"


My son is raven cursed, 
Slave of bone and fire.
Ice there is,
And empty halls
And a great tree burning.
Swords be broken
Shields be cleft.
Will no one love my son?

 The raven falls.
Fire freezes and winter burns, 
Ashes gather over the Niflheim.
All is lost or not lost
When roses bloom no more.
Ever by blood 
Fate is slated.
Will no one love my son?


SYNOPSIS

It is the age of dreams.

When Kenna, the raven, foresees a girl in the Mist, she believes she has finally found the one to break the curse. That has always been her mission, since the day her misguided anger cast the curse than engulfed both her and Odin's son, Baldur, complicating what was already an impossible nightmare. But the girl she sees in the Mist is different than the others who have come for the Trials, than the others who have failed and returned home terrorized by their experience. This girl actually wants to be here.

Astrid, the dragon slayer's daughter, has a plan of her own. She is not interested in dreams and curses. There is only one thing that she desires, and falling in love is not it. After all, some girls were never meant to fall in love.

Baldur, the bear, inherited the gift of dreams from his mother. His dreams are consumed with the one event in his future he cannot seem to escape: his death. For years, he and the Raven have tried to find a woman capable of loving him in spite of his monstrosity, and for years they have failed. The roses are dying and the sky burns red like fire. The times tell the tale of the end.


And the end is always the Dragon.
*****
Don't forget to add When Ravens Fall on Goodreads!

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