The Chronicles of Covent™ is proud to reveal the final cover for Path of the Magi, Book One of the Adventure Series. A special thanks to Illich Henriquez for bringing the cover to completion. Davril’s warmagi hood is now visible as is his sword blazing with magic. In addition, Festan has his horns and Edronius’ stylish robe/gladiator armor combination is finally finished. The volcanoes now look especially sharp and the tower cities are now all uniform. As an added bonus, our Dragon Priest on the rear also has a wicked magical effect. Killer job Illich!
The Kindle edition is already available. The softcover is coming soon and the other ebook editions will also follow within the next few months. This story follows Davril and Edronius, a magician and a warrior mage type as they leave a magic school run by the legendary Phendyrimoth. Their departure starts them on a series of quests and experiences that will prepare them for the Triloriad™. We are very excited to finally be delving more in-depth into magic in our world, which will play a crucial role in the Triloriad and houses many layers and hidden secrets. Pay attention to a few of the background characters because a few of them will prove far more important in time and will have their own books coming out.
See the blog dated November 22nd to learn more about Davril and Edronius. As for Festan, Merrymaker Extraordinaire and Minstrel at Large, many of you already met him during his cameo in Shade One: Waiting Game. But finally Illich has given us a face to go with his jovial name. Festan has a larger than life personality and was loads of fun to write, so don’t miss the free chapter sample. We also have Jaruk and Janil, who will be drawn on a later cover. Jaruk is a giant of man with a bear sized heart and temper, while Janil is a skilled heroine and his devoted wife. I’d define them as free spirits, mercenaries with morals if you will, but they have a great bond and brave hearts.
A few readers have expressed their desire to see some more traditional heroes, or people who would be easier to root for. Given that Shade is a dark-hooded assassin, the Elves are so embroiled in a horrible war, the Adventure Series was always meant to contain such heroes. We have yet to unveil a few of our greatest heroes who will play major roles in the Triloriad™, but this small band of adventurers boasts several major noble characters who are of chief importance, so here you go. Plus, this book lays the groundwork for my favorite race of all Covent. Just as Tolkien had a heart for the hobbits, there is a race I am building to which has also captured my imagination and deepest sense of fun.
Now I’d like to take this opportunity to plug a new major villain introduced in this book. This is Graven.He serves as the main antagonist of Path of the Magi, other than the obvious horde of dragon men that have swarmed the cover. Graven is a magehunter consumed with his desire for vengeance, driven by his rage and hatred for all magic users. He is a deadly bounty hunter immune to most magic arts, making him a grave threat to any magic user. His family was burned alive by a warlock, who went mad with power in his pursuit of the Greater Powers. Graven’s body and face was burned beyond recognition and his family lost.
Graven is a complex point-of-view character, one who I think readers will thoroughly enjoy. His rage is justified, but his obsession with wiping out all magic users shows the cancer that can eat away at a soul when consumed by vengeance. Expect Graven to play a major role in the Adventure Series and I hope you enjoy reading him as much as we enjoyed writing him. A special thanks to Nestor Cruz, one of our fabulous volunteer artists, for providing Graven’s wickedly good concept art.
I’ve uploaded a couple sample chapters to the Chronicles of Covent homepage. Davril & Edroinus are featured on pages: 1 to 23. Festan is featured on pages: 23 to 28. And are dark embittered Graven is featured on pages: 33 to 39. Click here to download.