Cover Reveal: A Shade of Madness (The Ashes of Avarin #2), by Thiago Abdalla

28 Oct 2022

Hello, hello! I would say this post is a little bit late, but a wizard is never late, or early, he’s whenever he pretends to be. Today I have the pleasure to show you the cover for the second book of one of my favourite series (and recently nominated SPFBO8 Finalist), The Ashes of Avarin.

So let’s not lose more time, and let’s dive into the details of the cover:


The cover has been designed by the same artist that did the one for A Touch of Light (The Ashes of Avarin #1), the talented Alejandro Colluci, also known for his art in MTG cards, some of the cover of The Witcher series, and some on the Malazan series. In case you wonder what more you can attribute to him, there is an extensive catalog on his website.  


And now more info about the new book:

Series: The Ashes of Avarin

Genre: Epic Fantasy/Dark Fantasy

Release date: January 24th, 2023

And the blurb for this amazing book:

Avarin tumbles into madness through the shattered ruin of a centuries-old peace.

As griffin riders clash against airships above and hordes of madmen below, Lynn finds herself surrounded by enemies. Ones that will test the limits of her faith. To defeat them, she must risk everything… including her sanity.

Adrian has lost the Legion, but new magics on foreign shores might be the answer he needs to rebuild his army. His return to the Domain will bring vengeance, and the hope that he will finally prove himself to his father.

Nasha’s curse has taken on a new, terrifying shape. She dreads it could be just what the dead goddess needs to escape from Her prison within the Silent Earth. Will she be strong enough to resist, or will Nasha’s curse give rise to the monster she fears to become?

Madness is spreading and it cares not for the borders of men.

A Shade of Madness is the second book in the Ashes of Avarin series, picking up straight after the exciting conclusion of A Touch of Light