Hello and welcome to the cover reveal for D.A. Smith’s next fantasy novel, Wrath from the Mountains! I was a massive fan of the first book in the series, The Blood of Outcasts, so I am super thrilled to both have the opportunity to reveal the cover for book 2 and get a copy in my hands. If you haven’t already read it, you can check out my review of The Blood of Outcasts here (I gave it a 9/10, a near perfect score!) The short of it though is that Smith has written an extremely compelling character in Masako, the disgraced samurai in dogged pursuit of redemption.
Wrath from the Mountains by D.A. Smith
Published: December 15, 2022
Series: The Bane Sword Saga #2
Genre: Dark/Historical Fantasy
Intended Age Group: Adult
Publisher: Self Published
She will spill her own blood again to bathe the land in theirs
Masako has brought Basho to its knees. The Lord Council are shattered, but they won’t remain so for long; the capital, Orika, is occupied by a foreign force; the God of Greed has turned his attention to the realm of men, and the mountains have awakened, the Demons come.
With her strength dampened, her rage a fire burnt out, will Masako find allies in old enemies, and strength again in her curse? It must be done before the armies of the Lord Council, at the head of the Slow Bear of the Okami, crush her into oblivion.
And, there it is! I’m absolutely in love with this cover! Greed was one of the most interesting elements of the first book and we were left with so many questions regarding the mysterious god and the powers he can gift to his followers. So, I am glad that Wrath from the Mountains appears to be centering around this and the boy shaman, Jinto. Speaking of Jinto, he’s front and center on the cover, wielding his necromantic powers to compel some wolves to attack (a classic Jinto maneuver readers of book one will recognize.)
Martin Mottet really outdone himself with this cover! I didn’t think I could like a cover more than I did the first, but he totally did! It doesn’t hurt that green is also my favorite color! If you want to see more of Martin’s work, you can view his ArtStation account here! Also, be sure to check out the full cover spread below without all of the pesky text in the way!
About the Author:
D.A. Smith is an independently published fantasy author whose debut is The Blood of Outcasts. If you like your fantasy samurai-inspired or a bit gritty, then his work might find its place on your TBR.
Short stories by Smith have also appeared in Black Hare Press’ “Pride: The Worst Sin of All” anthology, and read live on air by Pop-up Submissions.
When not writing, Smith works in the editorial department for a chemistry journal and is quite fond of walks with his wife and crazy spaniel.
Author Site: https://da-smith.co.uk