In case you hadn’t heard, there’s this awesome person who writes books and will be getting published in about a month (I imagine there are several, actually, but this is about one in particular). Her name’s Cait Spivey.
And she let me in on her cover reveal!
Isn’t this cover wonderful?!
I adore the face–that coloring is just wonderful, and the way it comes up from behind the mountains just soooo~ I live near mountains, too, and the ones here and the way they fade to the sky and clouds above is just grand. But that choice in font just makes me ridiculously happy and takes the cake–I adore the title (and the little symbol below it) and that tag line! -insert happy sigh here-
If the cover perfectly matches the contents, then I am even more ridiculously excited for this book. I don’t know how to put it into words beyond that. Oh, wait, yes I do. I’m just going to share the freakin’ awesome synopsis:
About From Under the Mountain
As the second child of the Aridan imperial family, nineteen-year-old Guerline knows exactly what is expected of her: be unobtrusive, be compliant, and do not fall in love with her low-born companion, Eva. She has succeeded at only two of those.
But before her feelings for Eva can become a point of contention for the royal house, Guerline’s calm and narrow life is ripped away from her—in the course of a single night—and she is abruptly cast in the role of empress.
Faced with a council that aggressively fears the four witch clans charged with protecting Arido and believes they are, in fact, waging war against the humans, Guerline struggles to maintain order. As her control over the land crumbles, she learns that the war is rooted in a conflict much older than she realized—one centuries in the making, which is now crawling from under the mountain and into the light. With the fate of Arido hanging in the balance, Guerline must decide who to trust when even her closest councilors seem to have an agenda.
Darkly cinematic, From Under the Mountain pairs the sweeping landscape of epic fantasy with the personal journey of finding one’s voice in the world, posing the question: how do you define evil, when everything society tells you is a lie?
Don’t you want to add that beautiful thing to Goodreads right now? I saw this synopsis and pretty much tripped over myself to get my hands on the book because it just sounds awesome. LGBTQ+ elements in an epic fantasy? Witch clans? Trying to define evil while being aware of societal influence son your perspective? SO much yes.
So go check that out while I wait impatiently in my corner to read this beautiful epic ❤
About the Author
Cait Spivey is a speculative fiction writer, author of high fantasy FROM UNDER THE MOUNTAIN and the horror novella series, “The Web“. Her enduring love of fantasy started young, thanks to authors like Tolkien, J.K. Rowling, Diane Duane, Tamora Pierce, and many more. Now, she explores the rules and ramifications of magic in her own works—and as a panromantic asexual, she’s committed to queering her favorite genres. In her spare time, she plans her next tattoo (there will always be a next tattoo) and watches too much Netflix. Anything left over is devoted to her tireless quest to make America read more. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her darling husband Matt and adorable dog Jay.
What do you think of the cover?
Are you as excited as I am?