Brandon has officially revealed the US cover for ReDawn, the second of the Skyward Flight parallel novellas! As with the rest of the Skyward series, the cover is by Charlie Bowater. (UK covers will happen eventually, but no word on when. Apparently the novellas moved pretty quickly and Gollancz, his UK publisher, got involved too late to have the covers out yet… which is about the most Brandon way this could have gone )
Without further ado, here it is:
As a reminder, or in case you've missed it, Brandon has brought in his friend and former student, Janci Patterson, to write a sequence of three novellas that take place alongside Starsight and Cytonic so that we can keep up with characters from Detritus while Spensa is off on her own. ReDawn is the second of these, following the UrDail cytonic Alanik of the planet ReDawn.
ReDawn is due to release on October 26th in both audio and eBook formats (a print collection of all three novellas is expected sometime next year), and can be preordered from links on Penguin Random House's page. The publisher's synopsis is as follows:
“Don’t trust their lies. Don’t trust their false peace.” That is the warning that Alanik of the planet ReDawn gave the human pilot Spensa after Alanik’s ship crash-landed on Detritus. While accepting an invitation to meet with her people’s enemy, the Galactic Superiority, Alanik heard Spensa’s cry for help across the vastness of space, and she used her cytonic powers to hyperjump her ship to the source of that cry. What she found there was a shock—a whole planet of free humans fighting against the Superiority. Were they the allies her people desperately needed?
When she recovered from her injuries and met the friendly humans Jorgen and FM of Skyward Flight, she found that her warning to Spensa had gone unheeded by the government of Detritus, and they were considering a peace overture from the Superiority. Now having returned to ReDawn, Alanik is dismayed to learn that her own people are falling into the exact same trap.
The faction in ReDawn’s government that wants to appease the Superiority has gained the upper hand. With Alanik’s mentor, Renakin captured, she has no one to turn to but Jorgen, FM, and their friend Rig. An ancient technology may have the power to save both of their planets from disaster, but can they discover its secrets before it’s too late?
(There's no sample out as of yet, but when one's released it should be available from the same links as above.)