Towards the end of 2014 I was very excited to receive a lovely package from Stripes Publishing. When I opened the padded envelope I found a sealed letter and carefully wrapped book:
When I could finally bring myself to unwrap the book I found it was A Whisper of Wolves the debut novel, and first in a series of four, from Kris Humphrey:
Do you feel it? she asked. Alice reached out with her Whisperer sense. There was a strange presence in the trees. It rushed towards her, taking on a sickening intensity, as if the air itself was tainted by a skin of oil. Alice drew back, alarmed and afraid.
The demons are close, said Storm…
A raven. A white feather. It can only mean one thing… It’s time to enter the fantasy world of Meridina and to witness the Whisperers’ banishment of the demonic Narlaw.
This coming March sees the publication of A Whisper of Wolves, the first title in a dramatic new 4-part series, Guardians of the Wild, by exciting debut author Kris Humphrey.
After many years of peace in the kingdom of Meridina, rumours are spreading of a planned invasion – could the Narlaw be returning from the Darklands? It is up to the Whisperers and their animal companions to defend Meridina, protect Princess Ona and stop the Narlaw from destroying their world.
When hunters from her village disappear without a trace, 12 year old Alice, a novice Whisperer, suspects that something sinister is at work. With the help of Storm, her wolf companion, Alice fights to save her village, and protect the entire balance of the natural world. The Narlaw are on the attack and it’s up to the Whisperers to stop them…
Sounds great, doesn’t it? Today I’m thrilled to be one of the bloggers involved in revealing the cover so without further ado here it is.
I really like this colour. I think the background colour is a really interesting choice – I haven’t seen any other books that I can think of with covers this colour which makes it quite distinctive. I think it works really well with the bold silhouette illustration – I’m already wondering what the subsequent book covers will look like and imagining how a set of four might work together.
What do you think of this cover? Do you like the sound of the book?
Guardians of the Wild: A Whisper of Wolves by Kris Humphrey will be published in paperback by Stripes Publishing on 2nd March 2015