Tuesday, March 23, 2010

[Cover Porn] The Ninth Avatar by Todd Newton

I have been a bit untimely [yet again] for waiting good news turn archaic before I get my ass to posting, but here is some awesome Cover Art. Todd Newton's Ninth Avatar has been picked up by Trapdoor Books and has received major pimpage in the cover art department. The Cover Art Gods have been generous.

Wizards have wondered for generations when a human would ascend to become the Ninth Avatar, and what would happen when they did. Opinions differ, but the Ninth Pillar of Magic—that of Darkness—is feared by many whether they use magic or not.

When Starka, an outcast priestess of the magic loathing Cathedrals of Myst, receives a prophecy heralding this ascension, a new force rises to threaten the entire known world. The Carrion army, a race of transformed humans bearing black horns and an unquenchable thirst for blood, destroys every city it comes across. Their leader, Zion, has only one goal: to become the living embodiment of magic that is the Ninth Avatar.

Aiding Starka in her quest to halt this are DaVille, a mysterious warrior bent on killing the Carrion leader; Cairos, a wizard from the betrayed city of Illiadora; and Wan Du and Lady Mayrah, a man and woman from rival nations now decimated by the Carrion. Amidst all this turmoil, Wadam, a Cardinal of Starka’s faith, seeks to seize control of Myst for himself and thereby subjugate the female leaders.

With the world in peril Starka must find the means to prevent these things, or die trying.

3 comments:

Seak (Bryce L.) said...

I was just telling Todd the other day I love his cover. Thanks for posting the whole thing. Looks awesome.

Harry Markov said...

Mega-awesome indeed. I just couldn't resist. The cover's super awesome, plus Todd can use the coverage.

Seak (Bryce L.) said...

So true. I just got in touch with the publisher and they're sending me a copy soon. Whoot!

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