Cover Reveal: Shadow of a Dead God (3rd edition), by Patrick Samphire

11 Jul 2023

Hello! And welcome to a new cover reveal!

In this case, we have the pleasure of helping reveal the new cover of one of my favourite urban fantasy reads, Shadow of a Dead God, by Patrick Samphire. Let's take a look at the blurb first:

It was only supposed to be one little job - a simple curse-breaking for Mennik Thorn to pay back a favour to his oldest friend. But then it all blew up in his face. Now he's been framed for a murder he didn't commit.

So how is a second-rate mage, broke, traumatized, and with a habit of annoying the wrong people, supposed to prove his innocence when everyone believes he's guilty?

Mennik has no choice if he wants to get out of this: he is going to have to throw himself into the corrupt world of the city's high mages, a world he fled years ago. Faced by supernatural beasts, the mage-killing Ash Guard, and a ruthless, unknown adversary, it's going to take every trick Mennik can summon just to keep him and his friend alive.

But a new, dark power is rising in Agatos, and all that stands in its way is one damaged mage...

A really good book, whose review you can read here.

In case you want to pick a copy of it, it is available wide, so this link should get you to your preferred store.

The new cover has art by Ömer Burak Önal (, and the design has been done by the own author, Patrick Samphire. 

While Ömer was the artist for the previous cover of this book, Patrick Samphire has decided that new art will match better with the rest of the series.

So let's take a look at it!


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Patrick Samphire

Patrick Samphire

 Patrick Samphire is the author of the adult fantasy novels SHADOW OF A DEAD GOD, NECTAR FOR THE GOD, STRANGE CARGO, and the forthcoming LEGACY OF A HATED GOD, as well as the middle grade novels SECRETS OF THE DRAGON TOMB and THE EMPEROR OF MARS. He has published around twenty short stories and novellas.

Patrick has been writing stories since he was fourteen years old and thought it would be a good way of avoiding having to sit through English lessons at school. He was absolutely convinced that he would be famous by the time he was eighteen, but sadly, even infamy has eluded him.

He lives in Wales, surrounded by mountains, with his wife, their sons, and their cat.

When he's not writing, he designs websites and ebooks.

He will now stop talking about himself in the third person.