Cover Reveal: Ravencry

We are thrilled to share with you the incredible cover for Ed McDonald’s RAVENCRY. RAVENCRY is the second book in the Raven’s Mark series, continuing the story that began with the award-winning epic fantasy BLACKWING. The stunning cover was designed by Dan Smith (@bionicgraphics).

For Ryhalt Galharrow, working for Crowfoot as a Blackwing captain is about as bad as it gets – especially when his orders are garbled, or incoherent, or impossible to carry out.

The Deep Kings are hurling fire from the sky, a ghost in the light known only as the Bright Lady had begun to manifest in visions across the city, and the cult that worship her grasp for power while the city burns around them.

Galharrow may not be able to do much about the cult – or about strange orders from the Nameless – but when Crowfoot’s arcane vault is breached and an object of terrible power is stolen, he’s propelled into a race against time to recover it. Only to do that, he needs answers, and finding them means travelling into nightmare: to the very heart of the Misery.

Scroll on to see the stunning cover of RAVENCRY. But, that’s not all. We’re giving away 5 copies of BLACKWING. To enter to win a copy leave a comment on this blog post by 23.59 GMT on the 23rd January 2017. UK only. Click here to read the full terms and conditions.

RAVENCRY will be available in hardback, eBook and audio download on the 14 June 2018. Pre-order your copy here.




Ed McDonald

Ed McDonald has spent many years dancing between different professions, cities and countries, but the only thing any of them share in common is that they have allowed him enough free time to write. He currently lives with his wife in London, a city that provides him with constant inspiration, where he works as a university lecturer. When he’s not grading essays or wrangling with misbehaving plot lines he can usually be found fencing with longswords, rapiers and pollaxes. You can find out more about Ed by visiting his website or following him on Twitter (@EdMcDonaldTFK) and Facebook.



  1. To enter this giveaway please leave a comment by 23.59 GMT on the 23rd January 2018.

  2. So very excited for the cover, but more importantly for the book! Read the first one in a single sitting! ^_^ Can’t wait to see Galharrow’s next adventure!

  3. That cover is stunning! Loved the first πŸ™‚

  4. Loved Blackwing so I am really excited for this πŸ™‚

  5. Fourth! Excellent artwork!

  6. Gorgeous cover art and the book sounds even better than the first. Looking forward to this immensely

  7. Wow, this looks amazing! Dan Smith did a great job with this one too!

  8. Can’t wait to read this beauty. Loved the first, and need to know what happens next – like now!

  9. Brilliant cover, looks like a great book.

  10. Thanks for adding the commenting option πŸ™‚
    Blackwing didn’t get picked off the wishlist in 2017, so maybe Santa will reconsider in 2018 πŸ˜€

  11. Fantastic cover, just wow!!

  12. Looks good. Book 1 is high on my tbr list.

  13. I read the first few pages of Blackwing on Amazon. What a brilliant start. Now I definitely want to read the whole thing!

  14. From what I’ve heard about Blackwing, it’s moved right up in my ‘to read’ list. Some really cool ideas. Nice cover art too. Would love to try it!

  15. Oh, that’s a really good cover. Looking forward to picking this one up!

  16. Loved the first book, and this one looks set to be just as good, if not better!

  17. Really love the covers for this series. Blackwing is currently sat on my Kindle waiting to be read once my January exams are out of the way.

  18. Looking forward to this. Love the cover

  19. Looks amazing! Really looking forward to reading this 😊

  20. Great cover. I would love to know how the artist created the piece.

  21. The real steel. Cannot wait.

  22. Epic cover! This’ll be one of the best books of the new year.

  23. I loved the first one and would be super thrilled to get this next one. Plz lads

  24. Looks good. Hoping Ed McDonald joins my list of must read authors.

  25. I got my copy of Blackwing from the library, so I’d love to win a copy so I can have a re-read before this bad boy comes out!! πŸ™‚

  26. Thanks for all the amazing comments on the cover design, it was a pleasure to work on.

  27. Amazing cover, story sounds great.

  28. Fantastic cover, looking forward to this as Blackwing was great!

  29. G. V. Anderson πŸŒ–βœ¨

    Both covers have been wonderful so far, and can’t wait for this follow up!

  30. Dramatic cover – would love to win this!

  31. Looks great!

  32. You should not judge a book by its cover! However I don’t think this who quote this have ever seen Dan Smith’s work!

  33. What wonderful cover… for what sounds an amazing book.

  34. Would love to read this!

  35. Oh my god. IT’S BEAUTIFUL

  36. I would love to read this one! I’ve heard wonderful things about it πŸ™‚

  37. Seriously, who do I have to kiss or kill to get this book??

  38. Well done, Dan. Brilliant cover.

  39. Can you get Stephen Fry to read Ravencry for Audible 😳 and I can’t believe your making us wait till June!!

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