Cover Shot! The Iron Wyrm Affair by Lility Saintcrow

Cover Shot! is a regular feature here at the Café.  I love discovering new covers, and when I find them, I like to share.  More than anything else, I am consumed with the mystery that each new discovery represents.  There is an allure to a beautiful cover.  Will the story contained under the pages live up to promise of the gorgeous cover art?

This cover for The Iron Wyrm Affair by Lilith Saintcrow is not final, but I think it looks incredible just the way it is.  I am looking forward to getting my hands on this, because the premise looks as good as the cover.


Emma Bannon, Prime sorceress in the service of the Empire, has a mission: to protect Archibald Clare, a failed, unregistered mentath. His skills of deduction are legendary, and her own sorcery is not inconsiderable. It doesn’t much help that they dislike each other, or that Bannon’s Shield, Mikal, might just be a traitor himself. Or that the conspiracy killing registered mentaths and sorcerers alike will just as likely kill them as seduce them into treachery toward their Queen. In an alternate London where illogical magic has turned the Industrial Revolution on its head, Bannon and Clare now face hostility, treason, cannon fire, black sorcery, and the problem of reliably finding hansom cabs.

The game is afoot…

In stores August 2012


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One thought on “Cover Shot! The Iron Wyrm Affair by Lility Saintcrow

  • January 24, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Sherlock Holmes anyone?

    At least that’s what I thought when I read this “His skills of deduction are legendary” and “The game is afoot… ” it doesn’t hurt that I am prowling the Sherlock IMDB folder in another tab xD.

    That aside I also really like the cover I love the sort of glow affect that’s going on and the texture as well as the colours. Also this story sounds like my sort of thing so I am adding it to my TBR.

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