Welcome to Cover Lover, where I share my favourite covers! Hannah of Once Upon a Time is the inventor of this particular “meme”, so head over there to see the covers she’s already shared.
This week: A book that has been sooo long in coming – The Red Queen, Isobelle Carmody – the seventh and final book in the Obernewtyn Chronicles.
Title: The Red Queen (Goodreads)
Author: Isobelle Carmody
Series: The Obernewtyn Chronicles #7 (#8 in the US)
Published: Viking Australia, September 2013 in Australia. Random House, November 2013 elsewhere.
After years spent struggling to balance her desires with her responsibilities, Elspeth Gordie has fully embraced her role as the Seeker. Battle-scarred and lovelorn, haunted by memories of her beloved Rushton, Elspeth is not prepared for what she finds at the end of the black road she travels: the Compound, a lost community with a startling secret.
As Elspeth strives against her captors, she learns that Rushton and her friends have fallen into the hands of the deadly slavemasters that rule the Red Land. And worst of all, as Elspeth stumbles, the Destroyer creeps ever closer to his goal: awakening the cataclysmically destructive weaponmachines that Elspeth has been charged with stopping.
Has all her sacrifice been in vain?
This cover isn’t the most beautiful, perhaps, but it represents the ending of a series that I have loved since its early days in the early 1990s. Since I was lucky enough to meet Isobelle earlier this year and listen to her speak, I’ve tried to give up being impatient for this book and know that it will be awesome when it’s ready. But if there’s one book that I want to beg the lovely Penguin Viking people for an early copy, it’s this one!