The May Book Cover of the Month bracket has just wrapped up. It was truly an amazing bracket with a record-breaking 6,133 votes total. That crushes the last record, and I have you all to thank for that.  But enough about me and my beaming pride. You all picked a winner, so let’s see it!

The May Book Cover of the Month is…

This image and all associated images are used for review purposes under fair use. The intent is to draw attention to the product.


Dawn of War by Robbie MacNiven! If you’re curious about how I felt about the book, check out the Facebook post that I posted when this book first landed on the bracket, here.

Let’s look at the stats!

Dawn of War took the lead about a week into the bracket and never looked back.  He won a total of 81 total tournaments, which helped him beat The Lost Travencal by C.M. Jobe.

War received 581 total votes, which is 100 votes more than the second place vote earner The Other One by Amanda Jay (who received 433 total votes).

The good news is that Jobe and Jay finished second and third respectively, which means they receive another chance to be the Book Cover of the Month in the June bracket.

That said. MacNiven is the winner this month, so let’s look at his book.

Amazon blurb.



Set in Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 universe, this novelisation features characters and events from Dawn of War III, the third game in Sega and Relic Entertainment’s phenomenally successful RTS franchise.

Every 5,000 years, the accursed world of Acheron emerges from the warp. Drawn by its legend, three factions – Space Marines, eldar and orks – battle each other to possess the great weapon that is said to reside there. But when the weapon is finally revealed, a terrible threat rears its head. Can the three warring armies do whatever it takes to put aside their differences and defeat the ultimate evil?


This image was taken from Mr. MacNiven’s Twitter page. It’s provided so viewers may meet the author of a book with a great cover.

As always, I’ve purchased the book and added it to my TBR. (For those who are new to the deal, I buy the Book Cover of the Month to read and review in the future. I bought Manning’s cover, Howard’s cover, Deyo’s cover, Jones’s Cover, and Hubert’s Cover, and they are also on my TBR. (I’m reading Deyo’s book now.)

Here’s the Dawn of War Facebook page. Give it a like if you’re curious about it.

I don’t know who did the cover art for Dawn of War, but I intend to ask the author so that I can attempt to do an interview and tell you all about another great cover artist.

The June bracket is ready to go and will launch on July 1.

I will continue to identify and select covers for each day from Amazon’s New Release section for fantasy and science fiction. If you follow and like my Facebook page, you can see what covers will make the bracket.

Thanks for reading


19 thoughts on “Announcing the May Book Cover of the Month!

      1. I’m all too happy to celebrate great covers! I’ll send word to those people to see if they’d like to talk about the cover. Congrats on winning this month, and best of luck in the Book Cover of the Year Bracket.


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