Cover Reveal: Merchants of Light and Bone, by Erika McCorkle

11 Jul 2023

Welcome to a new cover reveal!

Today, we are joining forces with other bloggers and Shadow Spark Publishing to help reveal the cover for Merchants of Light and Bone, the second book in the Pentagonal Dominion universe, by Erika McCorkle.
The first book was Merchants of Knowledge and Magic, one of the most original debuts in the dark fantasy genre.

Let's take first a look at the blurb:

Sorrow in paradise
A parent’s worst nightmare
When grief drives one to revenge

Living in a tropical paradise with his spouses and kids, Amiere is a merchant of light, a sculptor who carves glowing crystals into spectacular and powerful, demon-killing works of art. When the ground opens up near his idyllic village to reveal a massive supply of crystals, the whole nation of Aloutia celebrates. The merchants are guaranteed money for decades and officials predict Aloutia will be safe from demonkind for generations. But Amiere isn’t rejoicing—when the ground split apart, his seven-year-old daughter fell to her death.

Amiere’s grief turns to rage when an old enemy returns to the village with a young daughter displaying signs of starvation and abuse. Having witnessed his own daughter’s death, Amiere cannot bear the thought of watching another child die, especially when he can prevent it. Unable to ask police for help due to the village’s reputation of hostility toward authority figures, Amiere takes matters into his own hands, even at the risk of being exiled and separated from his family forever.

Time to take a look at this stunning cover, with art from Bear Pettigrew (@CrossRoadArt in most socials) and design by Jess Moon.


And the full wrap-up:


This book will be published on the 8th August, so we will only have to wait one month to enjoy more adventures in the Pentagonal Dominion.

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Erika McCorkle

Erika McCorkle

I am Erika McCorkle, she/her, living in the Pacific Northwest of the USA. I am a creator of fantasy worlds and a voyager to the worlds created by others. I spend much of my free time writing, reading, watching anime, and playing video games, all usually of the fantasy genre. I have a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and currently work the night shift at a blood bank, meaning I am most definitely a vampire.