Some months back, we revealed Angry Robot’s sinister plans to bring U.K. author Jen Williams bestselling epic fantasy series The Copper Cat (including The Copper Promise and its sequel, The Iron Ghost) to U.S. shores. Jen herself even stopped by to tell us how she crammed everything she loves about the sword and sorcery genre into these books. And now, the publisher has given us a chance to show off the covers for both of them, with art by Gene Mollica.
You can find the covers below the plot blurb for each book. The Copper Promise will be available in July 2016, with The Iron Ghost to follow in January 2017.
The Copper Promise
There are some tall stories about the caverns beneath the Citadel—about magic and mages and monsters and gods.
Wydrin of Crosshaven has heard them all, but she’s spent long enough trawling caverns and taverns with her companion Sir Sebastian to learn that there’s no money to be made in chasing rumours.
But then a crippled nobleman with a dead man’s name offers them a job: exploring the Citadel’s darkest depths. It sounds like just another quest with gold and adventure…if they’re lucky, they might even have a tale of their own to tell once it’s over.
These reckless adventurers will soon learn that sometimes there is truth in rumour. Sometimes a story can save your life.
The Iron Ghost
Beware the dawning of a new mage…
Wydrin of Crosshaven, Sir Sebastian and Lord Aaron Frith are experienced in the perils of stirring up the old gods. They are also familiar with defeating them, and the heroes of Baneswatch are now enjoying the perks of being very much in demand for their services.
When a job comes up in the distant city of Skaldshollow, it looks like easy coin – retrieve a stolen item, admire the views, get paid. But in a place twisted and haunted by ancient magic, with the most infamous mage of them all, Joah Demonsworn, making a reappearance, our heroes soon find themselves threatened by enemies on all sides, old and new. And in the frozen mountains, the stones are walking…