Nadine Brandes Cover Reveal!!

by | 13 November 2017 | Books | 24 comments

If someone asks me who my favourite authors are, there’s always a fairly similar reply. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis must be on the list, of course, otherwise I’d be too shamed to be called a book dragon. In the past few years though, several more names have gotten onto the list that I don’t think will ever get off either.

Nadine Brandes is right up the top.

Nadine is the sweetest, most amazing author ever. She’s always full of joy and love and has a heart for Christ. I’ve been encouraged by her, in my writing and in my faith, many times even if we’ve never met in person before. I hope that maybe one day our paths will cross and we can do all that squealing and fangirling together that I’ve dreamed about.

Facebook: Nadine Brandes Author
Twitter & Instagram: @nadinebrandes
Goodreads: Nadine Brandes


I could flail over Nadine and her books for-ev-er. But today I am absolutely freaking-out-level excited to take part in the cover reveal for her next release! *endless screaming and flailing*

When I checked my emails and saw that I was taking part in this reveal I literally shrieked. It wasn’t a very quiet shriek either. 😛

I was grinning so big for the next hour, and then when the next email came out and I saw the cover– *faints from excitement*

Let’s just say that I shrieked again and continued to make high pitched excited sounds for the next five or so minutes as I flailed over the amazing cover.

I’D BEST NOT KEEP YOU WAITING, THOUGH. Without any further fangirl squealing on my part (kidding, I’m squealing the whole time while writing this) HERE. IS. THE. COVER!!!


Look at the title, the colours, the beautiful gold patterns around the words and corners, the mask, the buildings—ack, I absolutely love every single thing about this cover.

When I first saw it, after the initial squeal, I kept staring at it and flailing over everything and saying “Argh it’s so coooool” about every single part.

To be in the danger of repeating myself: IT’S. SO. COOL.

And guyyys, this back cover blurb! I’m still flailing over it, it’s so impossibly epic.

Thomas Fawkes is turning to stone, and the only cure to the Stone Plague is to join his father’s plot to assassinate the king of England.


Silent wars leave the most carnage. The wars that are never declared, but are carried out in dark alleys with masks and hidden knives. Wars where color power alters the natural rhythm of 17th century London. And when the king calls for peace, no one listens until he finally calls for death.


But what if death finds him first?


Keepers think the Igniters caused the plague. Igniters think the Keepers did it. But all Thomas knows is that the Stone Plague infecting his eye is spreading. And if he doesn’t do something soon, he’ll be a lifeless statue. So when his Keeper father, Guy Fawkes, invites him to join the Gunpowder Plot—claiming it will put an end to the plague—Thomas is in.


The plan: use 36 barrels of gunpowder to blow up the Igniter King James.


The problem: Doing so will destroy the family of the girl Thomas loves. But backing out of the plot will send his father and the other plotters to the gallows. To save one, Thomas will lose the other.


No matter Thomas’s choice, one thing is clear: once the decision is made and the color masks have been put on, there’s no turning back.


I read that and my brain just starts coming up with all these guesses and theories of what could happen in the book. What if he turns to stone? Why is the mask on the front cover cracked? Is that snow or stars above the buildings? There’s fire. There’s igniters. There’s gunpowder. What if Thomas Fawkes dies???

After scrutinizing every last pixel of the cover, I can safely announce…that I have no more answers than before. Except that I am incredible excited and can’t wait to hold this gorgeous, beautiful, amazing book in my hands.

It’s going to be HARDCOVER. Can you believe it?? *all the bookworms throw confetti* A wonderful Nadine book in hardback. I’m not sure it can get much better than that.

We also have a release date!! Mid next year the postal services should be carting around hundreds of copies of Fawkes. I know my mailbox will be quite probably be receiving at least three. Me and my sisters are all book hoarders. We couldn’t possibly not all have our own copy. 😉

What date? When can you expect this book to be appearing in stores and shelves?


July 10th, 2018


Oh. My. Word. I am so, so excited for this book. The back cover blurb is stunning. The cover is pure epicness. It’s getting released just before my birthday next year.

But we don’t have to wait that long. One of the most exciting things of all: WE CAN PREORDER HER BOOK NOW.


It won’t come until the release date but you can still slam that ‘preorder now’ button and spend the next seven months staring at your mail box, waiting for it to arrive.

So right here, right now, run over to Nadine Brandes official announcement post or right over to Amazon and preorder your copy! Until it turns up, you can add it to your goodreads TBR too!


AHHHHH. I’M NOT EVEN DONE YET. Nadine is hosting an ARC GIVEAWAY. This is insane…like, insane. I don’t know when I’ll be able to stop screaming. xD You can enter using the rafflecopter form below! And never fear, it is international, so all may have a chance!!

(If you’re reading this in the email, I’m not sure whether the giveaway will actually show up, so you might have to hop over to the actual post. 😉 )

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Run and get your entries in, my friends!


I’ve probably about deafened all of you will all my shrieking (sorry 😛 ), but before you leave make sure you’ve ducked over to Nadine’s website and read her official announcement because it’s about fifty-fifty as to whether I actually remembered to include all the important things in this post. And even if I did remember you might have forgotten them all by now so GO READ. 😛



Have you read any of Nadine’s books? (if not 100000% recommended from me) Are you excited for the release of Fawkes?? (I am…if you hadn’t already noticed. XD) Who else is flailing over that amazing cover? Shriek with me in the comments!

Jane Maree

Jane Maree

Jane Maree is an Australian writer, adventurer at heart, beloved daughter of the King of Kings, and believer in at least six impossible things before breakfast. Raised on fairy tales, scraped knees, and makeshift swords, she has yet to outgrow any of them. In her day job, Jane teaches music and freelances as an editor, but by night she crafts daring stories of broken heroes overcoming extraordinary odds.


  1. Alice Farrelly

    It is sooo cool.

    • Jane Maree

      EEEK YES, I CAN’T WAIT FOR THIS. (I think my caps lock is almost permanently stuck on now XD)

  2. J.A.Penrose

    Agh, it’s so pretty and the blurb! Ah! So coooool!
    *glares at lack of social media*
    THIS IS SO COOL! *flails and shrieks with you forever*

    • Jane Maree

      *squeals with you* AAAHHH!!!!
      It IS so pretty. <3 I kept going on about it for over ten minutes. So exciting.
      Aw no, I have a little lack of it actually too. We can just hang together, I guess. 😛
      *more flailing*

  3. Chelsea

    That cover is AMAZING!!!! It is literally so beautiful. and the plot sounds intriguing! Oh my goodness. Let’s flail together! I got A Time to Die for my birthday and I’ve just started reading it, and it’s amazing so far!
    *hurries away to join the giveaway*

    • Jane Maree

      YES!! I’m so looking forward to reading this book because that cover and that blurb makes my fangirl start screaming. XD
      OOH YES. You MUST keep me updated on how you like it!! I absolutely loved it. *flails* The style and story and argh, just all of it is amazing. And Nadine is SUCH a lovely person.

  4. Sarah

    Ahhh it sounds and looks so cool! ^-^

    • Jane Maree

      Yes yes yessss. It’s just so epic.

  5. C L Farrelly

    Yes, I can’t wait to get to read this, it seems so long to wait. I will be buying one some time! The mask is just so cool…. and stone… just cool

    • Jane Maree

      Ahhh, saaame. All the months of waiting and watching the mail box… XD IT WILL COME ONE DAY THOUGH, and awk just think of how pretty that book will be on a shelf.

  6. Jake T.


    • Jane Maree


  7. Jenna

    aaaaaaah!!!! *flails and shrieks* the cover is sooooo epic and awesome and amazing and i cannot wait to read the book!!!!

    • Jane Maree

      IT ISSSSS. *deep breath* I should probably stop screaming, but aahhhh it’s just so cool. XD ‘Epic and awesome and amazing’ is the exact right description for this cover!!

  8. Jenna

    yeah we’re all gonna be hoarse from all this screaming and shrieking 😉

    • Jane Maree

      Haha yes. XD But at least there’s a good reason for shrieking because awk, it’s so cool. 😛

  9. Quinley

    What a beautiful cover!:)

    • Jane Maree

      It is so gorgeous, isn’t it? I love it so so much. 😀

  10. Jem Jones

    The cover is GORGEOUS and the story sounds amazing. HURRY UP, JULY. (Except then November would go fast and I’m not finished NaNo yet… so maybe I don’t want July to hurry up xD)

    • Jane Maree

      AHH yes yes it does.
      YES HURRY UP. But also ooh yes, maybe don’t hurry up. xP

  11. Lisa

    I’m screaming with you Jane xD

    • Jane Maree

      *screams* Phew, I’m glad I’m not alone. XD

  12. MiddleEarthMusician

    That cover is GEORGEOUS!!! XD I love it. I have never read her books, but I would like to. Maybe they’re at my library…;-D

    • Jane Maree

      YES. HUNT DOWN HER BOOKS. They’re amazing.

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