Faber have rebranded the first book in the series and today I (along with other bloggers!) will be sharing the new covers. I hope you're just as excited as I am. And kudos to Will Steele, the cover designer, and Helen Crawford-White, the illustrator, for these covers. Amazing! ( #picturesmeanbusiness )
Before we get to the exciting Darkthaw reveal, let me show you the new look for Winterkill:
Where Emmeline lives, you cannot love and you cannot leave...
The Council's rules are strict, but they're for the good of the settlement in which Emmeline lives. Everyone knows there is nothing but danger the other side of the Wall, and the community must prepare for the freezing winterkill that comes every year.
But Emmeline struggles to be obedient under the Council's suffocating embrace - especially when she discovers that a Council leader intends to snatch her hand in marriage.
Then Emmeline begins to hear the call of the trees beyond the Wall...
And here is the sequel, Darkthaw in all its glory! Darkthaw will be published 5th November and I will certainly be reading it straight away. I won't add the synopsis here, in case you haven't yet read Winterkill. Minor spoilers!
And, because Faber are very forward-thinking, they have also started work on the third and final book in the trilogy, Heartfire, (I'm assuming) publishing sometime next year. This cover is not final! But it will give you a good indication of what the whole trilogy will look like together.
What do you guys think? I love them. The original cover for Winterkill was very blue (and I like that cover too!) but having seen these covers now, I much prefer them. I love how each cover has colours that really complement each other and that the whole trilogy sits nicely together. I love the snow and trees and the solitary silhouettes in each of the covers. They're just so pretty.
Now tell me what you think!