Cover Reveal: A Ritual of Bone by Lee C Conley

You might have heard about The Dead Sagas series by Lee C Conley, of which the first book, A Ritual of Bone was one of the entries of this year’s SPFBO. I haven’t read it yet, but my co-blogger, Jen did, so here is her review. I had, however, the pleasure to meet Lee in person at BristolCon, where he showed me and a few other people present the drafts of the rebranded cover, getting feedback from us. I’m happy to announce the new cover is done and I have the honour to present it to you!

But the cover is not the only change. Lee C Conley has a brand new edition of the book, edited by Tim Marquitz and new maps to accompany it. The re-edited, re-designed book will be available soon on Amazon under Lee’s new publishing company, Wolves of Valour Publications! I’m sure I’ll shout about it, so keep your eyes open 🙂

The Author

Lee is a writer and musician living in the historic cathedral city of Lincoln, Lincolnshire in the UK.
Working primarily as a music teacher he teaches advanced guitar and theory, Lee also practices and instructs historical martial arts and swordsmanship.
Lee’s first book ‘The Guitar Teachers Grimoire’ is an advanced guitar theory textbook.
He nows turns his hand to writing fiction and is currently working on ‘The Dead Sagas’ a Dark Fantasy Horror series

The Cover

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The Blurb

“Only valour and steel can stand against the rising dead”

Arnar is a land of warriors, its people as stalwart as the stones themselves. In a land of dark forests and ancient hill forts, a forgotten evil is awoken by curious minds.

The Great Histories and the Sagas say nothing of this evil, long passed from the memory of even the studious scholars of the College. For centuries, the scholars of Arnar have kept these records and preserved the knowledge and great deeds of a proud people. The story of these peoples forever chronicled in the Sagas of the Great Histories.

But now the evil spreads and the dead walk in its wake, terrible creatures roam the night and even the spirits are restless. The Dead Sagas could perhaps be the final chapters of these great records.

Many threads entwine to tell this Saga, interweaving the tales of those who played their part in the search for answers and ultimately their fight for survival. Amid plague, invasion and terror, the inexorable rise of the dead sends a kingdom scrabbling to its knees.

This Dark Fantasy Epic combines dark malign horror and gritty survival adventure as the Dead Sagas unfold in a world where honour and renown is all, where beasts and savages lurk in the wilderness, and where sword, axe and shield is all that stands between the living and the grasping hands of the dead.

A Word From Lee C Conley

Many threads entwine to tell this Saga, interweaving the tales of those who played their part in the search for answers and ultimately their fight for survival. Amid plague, invasion and terror, the inexorable rise of the dead sends a kingdom scrabbling to its knees.

Arnar is a land of warriors, its people as stalwart as the stones themselves. Now, in a land of dark forests and ancient hill forts, a forgotten evil is awoken by the curious minds of the College. The Great Histories and the Sagas say nothing of this evil, long passed from memory, even the studious scholars of the College have no record of this fell darkness.

But now the evil spreads and the dead rise in its wake, terrible creatures roam the night and even the spirits are now restless. The Dead Sagas chronicle what could perhaps be the final chapters of those great records kept at the College, the last testament of the deeds of Arnar.

The Sagas tells of the mysterious Apprentice and of his Masters from the illustrious College as they delve into ancient things best left forgotten. And now, Arnulf and his guardsmen must confront the dead and unravel the riddle of events they find befalling their homelands.

There are other threads that entwine to tell this first volume in The Dead Sagas. In the south, death has come to Arnar from far across the seas. The townsfolk of the capital watch as death spreads amongst them, their only hope a plea to their gods to deliver them from a grisly demise. Meanwhile Bjorn, the famed huntsman, is sent out to find the truth of the rumours spreading throughout the towns of the frontier, rumours of disappearances, rumours of a beast. But what he discovers is much more terrifying than he could have possibly imagined.

This dark fantasy epic combines dark malign horror and epic fantasy adventure, as The Dead Sagas unfold in a world where honour and renown is all, where beasts and savages lurk in the wilderness, and where sword, axe and shield is all that stands between the living and the grasping hands of the dead.“Only valor and steel can stand against the rising dead”

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Timy, also known as Queen Terrible Timy hails from a magical land called Hungary, born and raised in its capital city, Budapest. Books have been her refuge and best friends ever since she can remember along with music. She might be a tiny bit addicted to the latter. Timy is the owner and editor of RockStarlit BookAsylum, a blog dedicated to books and music. She always tries to find ways to bring the two worlds together. Timy is also the co-owner/manager of Storytellers On Tour, a book tour organising service dedicated to indie SFF authors. In her free time (hah!) she likes to scribble things, collect panda stuff, go to concerts and travel.

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