Cover Reveal: Black Market Heart, by Darby Harn

3 Jan 2024

Welcome to a new cover reveal!

On this occasion, we are collaborating with Fanfiaddict and Darby Harn to help reveal the cover of Black Market Heart, the fourth book of the Eververse series; and which kick starts a new arc of the story (so it can be picked as your first entry of the Eververse).

Let's take a look at the blurb:

The Interdictor searches for his heart. It may cost him his soul.

Nathan Regan thought himself a god, but a battle with a powerful sorceress left him a heartless zombie. When his father draws him into his growing ambitions in the criminal underworld, The Interdictor discovers a possible escape from his cold hell: sling magic.The Interdictor seeks sling magic's source, leading him to encounters with undead gangs and strange dimensions. He discovers Conundra, a powerful street witch, and a shocking truth. The free use of sling magic erodes the tenuous barrier between the practical and the magical, threatening to destroy both worlds. With existence in the balance, The Interdictor can prove himself the hero he imagines, or the villain others perceive.

“You’d be mistaken thinking this is merely a supervillain story. It’s science fiction full of heart - even when The Interdictor has lost his." - Al Hess, author of World Running Down  

The book will be released first on a Kickstarter campaign, that starts on the 6th February; you can get notified using this link. It will be available in ebook, paperback and hardcover, among other goodies that will be exclusive, such as an entire omnibus of the Eververse.

It will be released on retailers in late 2024.

The cover has been designed by Isabeau Backhaus (her website) and it's absolutely stunning.

We are also revealing some sketches of how the hardback will look.

Black Market Heart, cover by Isabeau Backhaus
Mockup of the dustjacket

You can also help to hype it on socials, and even adding it to your Goodreads.

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Darby Harn

Darby Harn

Darby Harn is the author of the SPSFC quarterfinalist Ever The Hero, which Publisher's Weekly called "an entertaining debut that uses superpowers as a metaphor to delve into class politics in an alternate America." His short fiction appears in Strange Horizons, Interzone, and other venues. Visit for more.