Tor.com has announced Brian Staveley’s next novel: Skullsworn and revealed the cover! We’ve known for a while that the book would be a standalone adventure within his Chronicles of the Unhewn Throne series, but the title confirms who it will be about:Pyrre, the Skullsworn assassin.
Here’s how Staveley describes it:
My newest book, Skullsworn, is about an assassin, Pyrre, who goes back to the city of her birth to pass the final test of her religious order: killing ten people in a month. She’s not all that worried about the killing—after all, she’s been training for fifteen years among some of the most deadly men and women in the world. The trouble is, the test stipulates that among the ten offerings, one must be a person that she loves. And Pyrre has never been in love. So it’s a romance novel—some kissing, some heartache, some sex—but with monsters, murder, and buckets and buckets of blood.
And, here’s the fantastic cover:
You can see some of the earlier cover concepts over on Tor.com. The book will be released in April 2017.