THE SONG OF THE ASH TREE by T L Greylock – COVER REVEAL
Releasing The Song of the Ash Tree as a box set is so exciting for me. It’s been nice to revisit the trilogy—after all, The Blood-Tainted Winter was published nearly four years ago!—while bridging the gap between that series and my next book, which will be out early next year.
I love my original covers for the series, and this doesn’t change that. But it’s immensely satisfying to have original art for the trilogy. It’s my first piece of commissioned art and working with Stefan Koidl was fun and easy—and I think Christian Bentulan’s typography meshed with the art seamlessly.
It is strange for me to see a visual representation of Raef because I never had a clear picture in my head of what he looked like—that’s just not how I write. One thing that was important to me, though, was portraying him with an axe instead of a sword. While he uses both throughout the series, if you pay attention, you’ll notice that in many of the crucial, character-defining scenes, he’s got his axe in hand.
In Midgard, the mythical Norse world of men, ravens watch with the eyes of the gods, skalds spin songs of heroes, and betrayal and deceit are as plentiful as the mead…
Raef Skallagrim wants to take the sea road. His ship is fast and sleek, his crew skilled and eager, and they will seek out new lands and win fame in the eyes of the gods. But Raef’s father refuses to allow the journey and when a stranger brings word that the king is dead and a gathering has been called to choose a successor, Raef must set aside his dream for his duty to his ancestral lands and his father.
When factions split at the gathering to choose a successor, Raef finds himself mired in bloodshed and treachery. Forced to make an uneasy alliance with a man he does not trust, Raef must navigate the tides of a war among three kings while seeking revenge for cold-blooded murder.
But winter has come early to Midgard, and even the gods will feel the cold.
The Song of the Ash Tree: The Complete Saga will be available for purchase from Amazon on November 1st 2019!
Taya is looking for ARC reviewers! If you’d like a free advance copy in exchange for an honest review, you can email her at taya @ tlgreylock dot com (but, you know, without the spaces and stuff).