Check out the cover for the first book in Sarah J. Maas’ upcoming CRESCENT CITY series, HOUSE OF EARTH AND BLOOD!
Sarah J. Maas, queen of YA fantasy, is making her first official move into adult-fantasy with her new Crescent City series. The first book in the series, House of Earth and Blood is slated for release next year, but the cover for the anticipated novel was revealed today! Check it out below:
Isn’t is gorgeous? Keen-eyed fans will recognise the font of the title as the same font from the A Court of Thorns and Roses covers. EW, who released the cover which was designed by Carlos Quevedo, asked Maas about her thoughts on the cover, and she was overwhelmingly positive:
“I’m unbelievably excited to finally be able to share this gorgeous cover! Carlos’s art is absolutely stunning, and perfectly captures the essence of this book,” she says. “This series has been a passion project of mine for years now, and publishing it is a dream come true for me, so this cover is truly just the icing on the cake. I can’t wait to introduce all of you to this world and its characters (and to one day explain the hidden easter eggs on this cover)!”
House of Earth and Blood is available for pre-order now.
“Half-Fae, half-human Bryce Quinlan loves her life. By day, she works for an antiquities dealer, selling barely legal magical artifacts, and by night, she parties with her friends, savoring every pleasure Lunathion — otherwise known as Crescent City — has to offer. But it all comes crumbling down when a ruthless murder shakes the very foundations of the city-and Bryce’s world.
Two years later, her job has become a dead end, and she now seeks only blissful oblivion in the city’s most notorious nightclubs. But when the murderer attacks again, Bryce finds herself dragged into the investigation and paired with an infamous Fallen angel whose own brutal past haunts his every step. Hunt Athalar, personal assassin for the Archangels, wants nothing to do with Bryce Quinlan, despite being ordered to protect her. She stands for everything he once rebelled against and seems more interested in partying than solving the murder, no matter how close to home it might hit. But Hunt soon realizes there’s far more to Bryce than meets the eye-and that he’s going to have to find a way to work with her if they want to solve this case.
As Bryce and Hunt race to untangle the mystery, they have no way of knowing the threads they tug ripple through the underbelly of the city, across warring continents, and down to the darkest levels of Hel, where things that have been sleeping for millennia are beginning to stir.”