Tor.com is pleased to reveal Tony Sahara’s cover art for Sarah Fine’s upcoming novel Fractured, the second entry in her Guards of the Shadowlands series. Fractured is available October 29th from Skyscape. Read the cover copy, and check below the cut for the author’s thoughts about the cover and a larger version of this gorgeous piece.
In the week since Lela returned to Rhode Island as Captain of the Guard with Malachi as her second in command, local news has been dominated by chilling sightings of human-like creatures running on all fours. Lela knows there’s only one explanation: the Mazikin have arrived in the land of the living.
Needing to maintain the appearance of a normal life for her foster mother, her probation officer, and her classmates, Lela returns to Warwick High along with Malachi. At night they secretly hunt for the Mazikin nest. To assist, two new Guards from very different parts of the Shadowlands are assigned to Lela’s unit, including the bad boy Jim, who repeatedly challenges Lela’s authority. Lela struggles to keep all her Guards on the right side of the law, but their mistakes come at a terrible cost.
Sarah Fine: I knew it would be a tall order to create a cover for Fractured that was just as eye-catching as the one for the first book in the series (Sanctum), particularly one that hinted at the intense emotional and physical battles all the characters in Fractured must fight. And yet, Tony Sahara has accomplished exactly that. While Sanctum’s cover featured fire, on Fractured’s cover that’s been snuffed out, leaving only smoke. Tony also took the split-cover look for the series to a whole new level by adding the “fractures” in the images. And finally, I love how fierce Lela looks—this is the book where she really starts to come into her own, and she looks like she’s ready to throw down! I love this cover, and I think it’s a perfect match for the story and the series.
Sarah Fine was born on the West Coast, raised in the Midwest, and is now firmly entrenched on the East Coast, where she lives with her husband and two children. When she’s not writing, she’s working as a child psychologist. No, she is not psychoanalyzing you right now. Her first novel, Sanctum, was published by Skyscape in 2012. Find Sarah online at sarahfinebooks.com or on Twitter.