The Assassin’s Daughter Cover Reveal + Sneak Peek!
As the title indicates, it’s cover reveal day for The Assassin’s Daughter!
I’ve talked about this book on LW for years and now it’s begun its publication journey. So before we get to the cover reveal, I just want to say thank you for clicking over here and reading about this book and its journey through the years!
And now for the cover!
And now for the cover!
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For most of her life, Katira has trained to take on the role of assassin. While it’s far from the life she would have chosen, the law known as the Inheritance Proclamation dictates that she must follow in her father’s profession. At seventeen, she’ll be expected to use her training on a real assignment any day.
When new information about an old fugitive brings questions about Kat’s past to light, she must make a choice: Prove her loyalties to the Tederan Order and their laws, or become a fugitive to search after answers she may never find.
Release Date: February 14th, 2017!
(Ebook editions will be available first, with the paperbacks available shortly after.)
And along with the cover reveal—a preview of the first chapter:
Kat closed her eyes and listened for the sound of leaves crunching in the stillness. A good assassin keeps their senses alert, Bayor always liked to say. To do the opposite is a sure sign of poor training or lack of skill.Kat bit back a laugh at the mental image of Bayor giving the oft-repeated advice. While she couldn’t count the number of times she’d heard the words over the years, she could imagine the various tones and inflections he used when saying them.Rough bark from the tree behind her scraped against her cloak. Again, she thought of the bad choice of wearing the violet thing out here. The dead leaves and bare tree branches offered no true cover now.She released a slow breath, wincing at the too-loud noise in the relative stillness of the woods. Years ago she had learned the patterns of its noises and silence, knew when something was amiss, whether it was the sound of breathing or the snap of a twig or—Leaves crunching.Kat focused on the noise, waited for the repetition she knew would follow when her target’s other foot hit the ground. He was close, making more noise than she could have hoped for. Either he was getting thoughtless as the years passed or he was as tired as she was, and just as eager for a hot meal and a calm evening.The steps continued, moving away from the tree.Kat slowly leaned forward, pressing herself flat against the forest floor. With her bow gripped in her right hand, she used her elbows to crawl to the ragged brush pile and fallen log eight feet away. The improved vantage point would present a clear view of her target if his path remained the same as she anticipated it would be.Something moved through the deadfall behind her.Kat stilled, bit her lip, and turned to look over her shoulder. A squirrel skittered across the leaves and bounded up the tree trunk she’d leaned against a moment earlier.Well.She crouched behind the log and peered through the brush, down the slope where her target’s steps had ceased. Despite her attempts, she still couldn’t see him.The cold air crept through her clothes and sent shivers across her skin. Her knuckles cramped from their hold on the bow. Maybe it was better to climb down the slope and just confront him face-to-face. Sunset was approaching and she didn’t want to be chasing someone in the dark.She closed her eyes again and focused on the noise. A bird chirped somewhere in the distance. A breeze crackled through branches, ripping away the few leaves still clinging to them. She held her breath and heard her heart beating.Leaves crunched and crackled again. A different footfall than the one she’d been tracking for so long.Slowly, she lowered her right knee to the ground to support herself. Reached for the knife at her right side and tried to ignore the sting of the cold metal against her palm.The noise ceased.Kat closed her eyes, drew a deep breath—A palm clasped over her mouth.
More sneak peeks are available at these wonderful blogs!