After months of waiting for the next book title and cover we finally get to see it! With each cover reveal I fall in love more and more with the covers of the Air Awakens series. This time is no different! The cover is stunning and I personally would say this cover is my favorite!
**If you have not read Air Awakens, Fire Falling, or Earth’s End please don’t read the summary! Although there are not a lot, it still contains minor spoilers for Earth’s End. If you don’t mind being spoiled, please continue.**
Title: Water’s Wrath: Book Four of Air Awakens
Author: Elise Kova
Publication Date: April 26th, 2016
Librarian turned sorcerer. Sorcerer turned hero. Hero turned puppet.
The Solaris Empire found victory in the North and, at the cost of her heart and her innocence, Vhalla Yarl has earned her freedom. But the true fight is only beginning as the secret forces that have been lurking in the shadows, tugging at the strings of Vhalla’s fate, finally come to light. Nowhere is safe, and Vhalla must tread carefully or else she’ll fall into the waiting arms of her greatest foe. Or former lover.
Now that we have seen the stunning new cover, I’m happy to share a special insight behind the covers from the wonderful author herself, Elise Kova! I hope you enjoy what she has to say about them as much as I did!
I also just want to add that the amazing artist behind all the Air Awaken covers is the talented Merilliza Chan. You can find more of her work here: Deviant Art: MerillizaArt or connect with her on Twitter: @zwxArt.
My Thoughts on the Covers’ Symbolism So Far by Elise Kova
Six months ago, almost to the day, Air Awakens came out. It was my debut novel as an independent author, no publisher and no agent behind me, and I had no idea what would come of it. Now, six months later, I can’t believe I’m revealing the cover on the fourth book of the Air Awakens series.
I say every cover is my favorite, because it gets harder and harder to pick. Each of the covers, in their own way, has been perfect for the book they belong with. My cover artist, Merilliza Chan, is amazing at taking direction and incorporating my suggestions.
Part of why each cover is perfect is because there are little hints, teasers, and call-outs to the story within. Without giving too many spoilers, here’s a couple notes on each of the Air Awakens covers so far!
Air Awakens: Book One Of Air Awakens
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First off, notice how Vhalla’s sash is black. In the book, the sash that goes with her apprentice robes is cerulean. This, combined with her robes slowly turning black around the back of the cover is indicative of sorcery making a mark on her. But she hasn’t yet committed, she has yet to don all-black robes. The wind in her hair and sense of movement is a call-out to her affinity. The book in her hands, is representative of three things: her work in the library, the book she exchanges notes in, and the book she brings to the garden. Which, speaking of, the roses around her… well, if you’ve read the book you know what, or who, those are meant to symbolize. But I told Meril I wanted something ominous, something wicked about them. And the thorns going through them were perfect!
Fire Falling: Book Two Of Air Awakens
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Earth’s End: Book Three Of Air Awakens
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About the Author:
Elise Kova has always had a passion for storytelling. She wrote her first novella, a high-fantasy, in sixth grade. Over the years she’s honed her love of literature with everything from fantasy to romance, science fiction to mystery, and whatever else catches her eye.
Elise lives in Saint Petersburg, Florida, where she’s currently working on the next installment in her debut YA fantasy series: Air Awakens. She enjoys video games, anime, table-top role playing games, and many other forms of “geekdom.” She loves talking with fans on Twitter (@EliseKova) and Facebook.
Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoyed this cover reveal!
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