Cover Reveal: The Way Up is Death, by Dan Hanks

7 Jun 2024

Welcome to a new cover reveal!

Today we have the pleasure of helping reveal the cover of The Way Up is Death, a new novel written by Dan Hanks, author of Captain Moxley and the Embers of the Empire and Swashbucklers, and which will be published by Angry Robot Books.

Let's take a look at the blurb:

When a mysterious tower appears in the skies over England, thirteen strangers are pulled from their lives to stand before it as a countdown begins. Above the doorway is one word: ASCEND.

As a grieving teacher, a reclusive artist, and a narcissistic celebrity children’s author lead the others in trying to understand why they’ve been chosen and what the tower is, it soon becomes clear the only way out of this for everyone… is up.

And so begins a race to the top, through sinking ships, haunted houses and other waking nightmares, as the group fights to hold onto its humanity, while the twisted horror of why they’re here grows ever more apparent – and death stalks their every move.

It will be published as Paperback and Ebook, and will be available on the 28th January 2025.

Time for the cover! Made by Sarah O'Flaherty

The Way Up is Death, by Dan Hanks

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Dan Hanks

Dan Hanks

I'm an author based in the rolling green hills of the Peak District with my two kids and fluffy sidekicks Indy and Maverick (and sometimes Poppy). When I'm not writing books, I work with a local archaeological consultancy. 

Delighted to be repped by Sara Megibow of KT Literary and Steve Fisher at APA Talent and Literary (film and TV). 

I'm also one of the co-founders of the OcTBR Challenge, and write books, screenplays and comics when I'm not at work or wasting time on Twitter or Instagram.