Cover Reveal: Panacea, by Alex Robins

1 Nov 2022

Hello and welcome to a new cover reveal! I have the pleasure to join Escapist Book Company and some amazing creators to help Alex Robins to reveal the cover for his upcoming Greek-inspired novel, Panacea!

So let’s go with more details of the book first.

Panacea by Alex Robins

Series: The Ruined Gods #1

Genre: Greek-inspired Epic Fantasy

Intended Age Group: Adult

Pages: 420

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. 

So it’s the moment to reveal this amazing cover, another piece of art by Felix Ortiz, who is quickly becoming one of my favourite artists in this field.


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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. 

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Just to close this post, I want to thank both, Escapists Book Company and Alex Robins for the opportunity helping to reveal this awesome cover. Now that Christmas is near, remember that gifting a book is always a good present!