Blog Tour, Guest Post & Giveaway: Bone Crier’s Moon by Kathryn Purdie
Bone Crier’s Moon by Kathryn Purdie was just released this week and we are thrilled to be a part of the blog tour! Today we are sharing a guest post from the author about the gorgeous cover! So be sure to check that out and enter the tour-wide giveaway below!
Bone Crier's Moon (Bone Grace, #1)by Kathryn Purdie
Published by: Katherine Tegen Books
on March 3, 2020
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Bookshop, IndieBound, Audiobook through LibroFM, iTunes, Book Depository, Amazon
Bone Criers have a sacred duty. They alone can keep the dead from preying on the living. But their power to ferry the spirits of the dead into goddess Elara’s Night Heavens or Tyrus’s Underworld comes from sacrifice. The gods demand a promise of dedication. And that promise comes at the cost of the Bone Criers’ one true love.
Ailesse has been prepared since birth to become the matriarch of the Bone Criers, a mysterious famille of women who use strengths drawn from animal bones to ferry dead souls. But first she must complete her rite of passage and kill the boy she’s also destined to love.
Bastien’s father was slain by a Bone Crier and he’s been seeking revenge ever since. Yet when he finally captures one, his vengeance will have to wait. Ailesse’s ritual has begun and now their fates are entwined—in life and in death.
Sabine has never had the stomach for the Bone Criers’ work. But when her best friend Ailesse is taken captive, Sabine will do whatever it takes to save her, even if it means defying their traditions—and their matriarch—to break the bond between Ailesse and Bastien. Before they all die.
Story Behind the Cover
The incredibly talented Charlie Bowater is the cover artist. I told my publisher I hoped for an illustrated cover, and I envisioned Ailesse and Bastien on a bridge together and each of them holding knives. I gave my publisher a list of my three favorite artists, and Charlie was at the top of that list.
I thought asking for her was just wishful thinking, so it was the best surprise ever when I saw the preliminary cover sketch and learned Charlie was the artist. The finished cover is truly the cover of my dreams!
Fun fact: the cover has three hidden images in the top foliage. See if you can find them!
Win (1) of (3) signed hardback copies of BONE CRIER’S MOON, a set of two character bookmarks, and an 11×17 poster of the book cover (US Only) – Closes March 18th, 2020a Rafflecopter giveaway