The Stars Askew Cover

The cover for the US version of The Stars Askew seems to have gone out. And here it is, for those interested.


And the PR has gone out too. I there are a couple of inaccuracies, and a couple of small spoilers, but if you really want to know what the book is about, here it is too:

The stunning adventure begun in the critically acclaimed debut The Unwrapped Sky continues.

The Stars Askew is the highly anticipated sequel to the New Weird adventure begun by talented young author Rjurik Davidson. With the seditionists in power, Caeli-Amur has begun a new age. Or has it? The House officials who escaped no longer send wheat and corn, and the city is starving.

When the moderate leader Aceline is murdered, the trail leads Kata to a mysterious book that contains the knowledge to control the fabled Prism of Alerion. But when the last person to possess the book is found dead, it becomes clear that a conspiracy is under-way. At its center is former House Officiate Armand, who has hidden the Prism. He and a family friend are vying for control of the Directorate, the highest political position in the city, but Armand is betrayed and sent to a prison camp to mine the deadly bloodstone.

Meanwhile, Maximilian has a second personality in his mind: that of the joker-god Aya. Aya leads Max to the realm of the Elo-Talern to seek a power source to remove Aya from Max’s brain. But when Max and Aya return, they find the vigilants destroying the last remnants of House power.

It seems the seditionists’ hopes for a new age of peace and prosperity in Caeli-Amur have come to naught, and every attempt to improve the situation makes it worse. The question now is not only whether Kata, Max, and Armand can do anything to lift the state of bloody battle in the city, but if they can escape with their lives.

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