The Mage books have new covers

My wonderful publishers Orbit are releasing a brand new cover look for my first fantasy series, which I tend to think of as The Mage Quintet.

It’s odd, how things unfold. The first time I sat down to tell the story of Asher and Gar and the mages of Lur, I imagined it as a stand alone novel (I know, I know, hard to believe!) and for myself I titled it Kingmaker, Kingbreaker. That single novel ultimately became the Kingmaker, Kingbreaker duology, comprising The Innocent Mage and The Awakened Mage. After writing the Godspeaker trilogy I returned to the Mage world and wrote what became known as the Fisherman’s Children duology: The Prodigal Mage and The Reluctant Mage. Last of all I went back to the beginning and wrote the prequel story of Barl and Morgan, A Blight of Mages.

I love these books. I love these characters. And I really, really love these new covers. I hope you do too and if you’ve not read the Mage books I hope one of these days you’ll give The Innocent Mage a try!

6 thoughts on “The Mage books have new covers

  1. Considering this series is one of my all-time favorites I already own it, but these new covers are so beautiful they make me want to buy it all over again.

    • I’ve been blessed when it comes to covers. I mean, the original Orbit covers were absolutely stunning, and really had an impact on the books being noticed as I debuted in the UK. But I’m just as enamoured of these reimaginings! Talk about being spoiled for choice …

      As for your temptations, well, whatever you decide is fine with me. *g* I’m just thrilled you love the books.

  2. I’m writing an essay in English for this competition and the topic is “What book(s) have/s made an impact on you and why” and I’ve chosen The kingmaker/breaker series because it’s taught me that the things that are best for the people around you are not often the things that are best for you, and you may not have a choice in the matter. I just wanted to say that this series has had a huge impact on me and it has been a substantial influence on my experimental fantasy writing!

    • Wow, Angus. I honestly don’t know what to say! That has to be one of the most amazing compliments I’ve ever been paid. Thank you. And of course I wish you every possible bit of luck in the comp! And with your writing.

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