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Cover Reveal: Joanne M. Harris’s Runelight

Gollancz Author: - April 5th, 2017
Cover Reveal, Joanne M. Harris

We are delighted to finally share with you the cover of RUNELIGHT, the brilliant new book from the incredible bestselling author Joanne M. Harris. We are thrilled with this beautiful cover design from Andreas Preis who also worked on RUNEMARKS. Be ready to dive back into the world of Norse gods and mythology…

The squabbling Norse gods and goddesses of Runemarks are back!  And there’s a feisty new heroine on the scene: Maggie, a girl the same  age as Maddy but brought up a world apart – literally, in World’s End,  the focus of the Order in which Maddy was raised. Now the Order is  destroyed, Chaos is filling the vacuum left behind… and is breaching  the everyday world. Six hundred miles apart, two girls each bear on their skin a runemark: a symbol of the Old Days when the known Worlds were ruled by the gods from their sky citadel, Asgard.

Now Asgard lies in ruins, and the power of the gods has long since been destroyed.

Or so everyone thinks.

But nothing is lost for ever, and the gods haven’t given up yet (nor  stopped squabbling!) and they want the power of the runes borne by Maddy  and Maggie – these new runes, which carry huge potential, their runelight shining out as a portent to the future.

Soon both girls are swept into a maelstrom of cataclysmic events that  are to draw them closer and closer to each other, and nearer and nearer  to a horrific struggle where each must prove where their loyalty lies . .  .

Filled with inventive and humorous detail, trickery and treachery, carnage and lunacy, Runelight is the second title – following Runemarks – in a series of gloriously imaginative and dramatic tales about the Norse gods.

Runelight will be available in hardback on 15th June.

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