We’ve just wrapped up another month. This one was pretty historic. This month is the second-most voted on month to date. That’s a pretty awesome stat to hand out. I’m thrilled and honored at everyone involved.
We had 6,019 votes this month.
It was a pretty stiff competition between about five books. No one really pulled away, and that made for some exciting matches.
The March Book Cover of the Month is…
Heshayol by Joshua Robertson and J.C. Boyd! 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!
Heshayol received 335 total votes. If this cover and art looks familiar, it’s because his first book Anaerfell was in the Book Cover of the Year Wild Card Round. I also read and reviewed it.
Since April only has 30 days, Metal and Stone by K. Potter and The Past is Never by Tiffany Quay Tyson. will be in next month’s cover bracket because they finished second and third respectively.
But for now, let’s look at this month’s winner!
Over a millennium ago, at their father’s command, Tyran and Drast sent the Horned God to the Netherworld in hopes of gaining everlasting life. Instead, they sparked a chain of events that led to the near destruction of the Ash Tree and the liberation of the old gods. Now, with the world waning, the two brothers are freed from Anaerfell to travel to the frozen realm of the dead and resurrect their enemy with hopes of restoring balance. Tyran and Drast journey between time and space with limitless magic at their fingertips to face demon legions, forsaken immortals, and the realization that the malevolence of their father is not yet done.
While the first ennead of books in Thrice Nine Legends can be read separate of one another, the following is the chronological reading order for full enjoyment.
Anaerfell, The Blood of Dragons, Book 1
Warden of the Ash Tree
The Highborn Longwalker
Melkorka, The Kaelandur Series, Book 1
When Blood Falls
Dyndaer, The Kaelandur Series, Book 2
The Name of Death
Maharia, The Kaelandur Series, Book 3
Heshayol, The Blood of Dragons, Book 2
I’ve added Heshayol 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 buy all the winning covers. I’ve already bought February, January and December’s book.
Here’re Josh’s and JC’s Facebook page. Give it a like if you’re curious about him and his work.
I’ll try to find out who did that cover. I’m still behind my interviews, and I’m just not sure how or when I’m going to get back on that. I will try though.
The April Book Cover of the Month is almost set, and that contest will launch May 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