Happy Wednesday! This week we’re revealing the cover for Braid of Sand, Alicia Gaile’s upcoming stand-alone YA fantasy retelling of Rapunzel. The cover was designed by the author herself with her own custom photography, and we love how it came out! Check it out below:
In the shade of a tower hidden in the Realm of the Gods grows a sacred tree tied to all life in Phalyra. Entrusted with its protection, Raziela—the last surviving priestess of the Great Mother, Naiara—spends her days honing herself into a weapon worthy to serve the goddess.
Meanwhile, mankind is turning from the old ways. Now the tree is dying and time is running out. Hoping to save it by rekindling the people’s faith, a desperate Raziela commits an act of sacrilege to perform a miracle.
But when the disillusioned Phalyrians receive a gift from the gods, they send their most ruthless mercenary to hunt down its source. His arrival forces Raziela to question everything she knows. As the two execute a careful dance of secrets and hard truths, they pit the fate of humanity against the wrath of the goddess.
Title: Braid of Sand
Author: Alicia Gaile
Release Date: November 6
Sylvia here! What do you think of the cover? I love the fantasy vibe! We can’t wait to share Braid of Sand with you this November!