Hello and welcome to the cover reveal for Alex Robins’ next fantasy novel, Panacea! I am so thrilled to unveil Alex’s latest (forthcoming) release, which is the start of a new Greek-inspired Epic Fantasy series! Before we get into the reveal itself, be sure to take a look at all of the info for the forthcoming book and prepare yourself for the gloriousness that is this Felix Ortiz cover!
Panacea by Alex Robins
Series: The Ruined Gods #1
Genre: Greek-inspired Epic Fantasy
Intended Age Group: Adult
Published: December 15, 2022
Publisher: Bradypus Publishing (Self Published)
At the heart of every legend lies a truth.
Twisted and reshaped by the currents of time.
For twenty years, strategos Dexios has led the phalanx of Thena against its enemies, pulled from one battleground to another in a relentless cycle of war and bloodshed. Now, finally, he has found the courage to leave that life behind. To relinquish his officer’s sword and return to the verdant slopes of his vineyard with his wife and son.
Peace, however, is fragile and capricious. When Thena’s northern allies bring word of an enormous tauran horde gathering on their borders, Dexios has no choice but to answer the call to arms one last time.
As humans and tauros collide, another evil wakes. Whispered rumours of a clawed creature that stalks the shadowy streets. Of violent murders committed in the name of deities long thought vanquished. To speak their names is heresy.
They are the Exiled. The Banished.
The Ruined Gods.
Universal link: https://mybook.to/panacea
And, there it is! Gah, this is such a gorgeous cover! I really love the use of muted tones, with just the splash of red in title and the soldiers cape and helmet! It also does a wonderful job of telling the reader exactly what they can expect and that this is obviously Greek-inspired, with the warring Spartan and minotaur front and center!
There are a couple of cover artists in SFF that I just know I am going to love whatever they produce and Felix Ortiz is one of them. If you want to check out more of his art, you can do so at his ArtStation. Or, give him a follow on Twitter!
About the Author:
Alex Robins was born in Norwich, England back when it was still trendy to wear lycra tracksuits and bright pink headbands. Norwich School Library was where he first discovered his love of reading, an old converted undercroft packed to the rafters with books. The first fantasy series he read was The Dragonlance Chronicles by Margaret Weis & Tracey Hickman, quickly followed by The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and David Eddings’ The Belgariad.
At the age of twelve Alex moved across the channel to Nantes in France. Speaking very little French, the first few years were difficult and sometimes lonely as he scrambled to get a grip on the intricate grammar and vocabulary of the French language. His taste in books branched out from epic fantasy to science-fiction, mysteries, thrillers, and historical fiction, but he always came back to his favourite fantasy authors when looking to escape the outside world.
After degrees in agronomy, project management, and computer sciences, Alex founded his own company dedicated to online voting. He met his wife during a game of badminton and they spent several years getting trounced in various regional tournaments before getting married. Alex now lives in the sunny Loire Valley in western France, surrounded by imposing castles, sprawling vineyards, and two children. After reading fantasy books for the last thirty years he decided to write one. The Broken Heart of Arelium is his first novel, and the first in the War of the Twelve series.
My web page : https://warofthetwelve.com/
Amazon Author page: https://www.amazon.com/Alex-Robins/e/B08ZC3TMSD