We’re thrilled to share the cover for Dianna Gunn’s upcoming fantasy, Keeper of the Dawn—a tale of new beginnings, second chances, and the endurance of hope. Part of the new novella initiative from the Book Smugglers, Keeper of the Dawn publishes April 18th. Learn more about the story, and check out the full, fabulous cover by Reiko Murakami below!
From the catalog copy:
Sometimes failure is just the beginning
All Lai has ever wanted is to become a priestess, like her mother and grandmother before her, in service to their beloved goddess. That’s before the unthinkable happens, and Lai fails the trials she has trained for her entire life. She makes the only choice she believes she can: she runs away.
From her isolated desert homeland, Lai rides north to the colder, stranger kingdom of Alanum—a land where magic, and female warriors, are not commonplace.
Here, she hears tales about a mountain city of women guardians and steel forgers, worshiping goddesses who sound very similar to Lai’s own. Determined to learn more about these women, these Keepers of the Dawn, Lai travels onward to find their temple. She is determined to make up for her past failure, and will do whatever it takes to join their sacred order.
Keeper of the Dawn will be available in paperback and ebook formats. Pre-order from the stores below, or your favorite retailer: