Cover Shot! Thief’s Covenant by Ari Marmell

Pyr’s new Young Adult line has me chomping at the bit! I want to read these books, and I love the covers.  I love the perspective of Thief’s Covenant, with the protagonist hanging from a beam over the title.  It just looks cool and suspenseful.  What if she loses her grip and falls?  It looks like a long drop to the ground!  The subtle, muted tones give the cover a feeling of mystery, too.  What do you think?  Are you looking forward to Pyr’s new line?


Once she was Adrienne Satti. An orphan of Davillon, she had somehow escaped destitution and climbed to the ranks of the city’s aristocracy in a rags-to-riches story straight from an ancient fairy tale. Until one horrid night, when a conspiracy of forces—human and other—stole it all away in a flurry of blood and murder.

Today she is Widdershins, a thief making her way through Davillon’s underbelly with a sharp blade, a sharper wit, and the mystical aid of Olgun, a foreign god with no other worshippers but Widdershins herself. It’s not a great life, certainly nothing compared to the one she once had, but it’s hers.

But now, in the midst of Davillon’s political turmoil, an array of hands are once again rising up against her, prepared to tear down all that she’s built. The City Guard wants her in prison. Members of her own Guild want her dead. And something horrid, something dark, something ancient is reaching out for her, a past that refuses to let her go. Widdershins and Olgun are going to find answers, and justice, for what happened to her—but only if those who almost destroyed her in those years gone by don’t finish the job first.

In stores February 2012