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***SHADE III: THE WEEPING GROUNDS***
THE WEEPING GROUNDS EARLY KINDLE RELEASE:
Kindle users rejoice! The highly anticipated Shade III:
The Weeping Grounds is now available for an exclusive
early Kindle release. OUT NOW!!!
Head over to Amazon and
grab your copy today! To learn more about Shade III, check our
our full preview
Includes sample chapters to whet your appetites. More formats to
***NEW ARTIST ANNOUNCED***
With great sadness we report that our artist, Thom Scott, has had
to move onto other committments and will no longer be drawing for the
Chronicles of Covent. We wish Thom all the best in all his future
We are excited to annouce our new artist, Rob Joseph, has put
together our best cover to date. Rob has been hard at work on the
cover for the much anticipated Shade III: The Weeping Grounds and we
are very pleased with the results.
Here's a sneak peak of the Shade III cover, pitting Shade in his
hardest and most humbling journey yet. A full cover reveal and more
details to come on Shade III: The Weeping Grounds. Stay tuned to the
Chronicles of Covent website and
J. L.'s blog
for further details:
You may check out Rob's Portfolio here:
***BOOK RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT***
Elf Wars Trilogy book one: The Last Field of Honor is finally available for sale in print and all major e-book formats!
Book One of the Elf Wars Trilogy...
TWO THOUSAND YEARS the Elf Wars have raged... How long can two
nations go on avenging the fallen? Both the Elven kingdoms lay
ravaged and destitute.
General Ka-ling leads the Elves of Jui-Rae in their struggle against
the widely feared Dark Elves of Jui-Sae. His adversary, General Sien,
faces him on the last field of honor. Yet secret circles of assassins
meddle in the northern affairs, leaving behind trails of brutal
murders in the deeps woods which threaten to usher in a new age of
A tale of blood and bitter endless war, of two civilizations
teetering on the edge of annihilation threatening to wipe Elves, both
light and dark, off the face of Covent forever...
Get your copy today!
In celebration of our latest release, Shade Tale I: Waiting Game
is still free for download! And don't miss the Shade easter eggs
stashed away in Elf Wars..
CHRONICLES OF COVENT AGREES TO EXCLUSIVE 90-DAY EARLY RELEASE OF
ELF WARS I FOR KINDLE
The Chronicles of Covent has agreed to release Elf Wars Trilogy,
Book One, The Last Field of Honor 90 days early exclusively on Kindle
format. All other e-device formats will become available in our usual
launch window of January 2014. Due to the landslide of sales on
Kindle, as compared to other formats, we have agreed to these terms
in exchange for better exposure on Amazon and to enable us to reach
more readers in the long term.
The Last Field of Honor may be purchased here directly from Amazon:
Softcover, iBookstore, Nook, Googlebooks and PDF versions are
forthcoming. To celebrate this early release, we have updated
with descriptions from this exciting new series. I am still working
on the updates to Factions and Places, which is a pretty massive
undertaking, so stay tuned. Further Covent related news on
J. L.'s blog.
For plot details and THREE free sample chapters click
ELF WARS TRILOGY COVER REVEAL
If you haven't noticed the new cover link down to the bottom left
of the Featured Products section or visited our homepage in awhile,
we have revealed the cover to the first book of the Elf Wars Trilogy:
The Last Field of Honor. We are on the fourth round of proofs on this
book and hope to have it released by early next year, possibly
A book description and the full cover wrap can be viewed here:
you missed the original annoucement on J. L.'s blog, it can be found
Check the CoC homepage for updates as we approach the release of the
first book in the
Elf Wars trilogy!
BOOK REVIEWS GALORE:
Kingsblood and Waiting Game have received a lot of positive reviews
as of late. Check out these great reviews at the following links:
Kingsblood: 5 out of 5 stars
Kingsblood: 4 out of 5 stars
Waiting Game gets a solid verdict!
Waiting Game: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Waiting Game: 4 out of 5 stars
For those of you who haven’t noticed yet, sections
Places have now been updated with new details from Shade 2: Kingsblood! Includes new
entries and Easter Eggs that dive even further into the world of Covent than the books.
Each area features many brand new in-depth descriptions as well as new artwork from Thom Scott and other contributing artists. Formats are set up in easy-to-use alphabetical order so you can read along with the books.
Watch for more updates in the coming year to promote the release of our next book Elf Wars I!
WAITING GAME IS NOW FREE!
The Waiting Game is over...in the interest of promoting the
Chronicles of Covent brand the FULL book of Waiting Game is now FREE
on all e-book devices. Please note this promotional offer is
available to all non-printed formats only.
your free copy
KINGSBLOOD GETS 5 OUT OF 5 STARS!
Shade II: Kingsblood gets 5 out of 5 stars! Check out
the book review
and an exclusive author interview with J. L. Ficks at:
We’re very excited about this review since it is the first reviewer
who automatically got the concept of reading the books alongside the
website. We have poured extra work into this site to make the world
of Covent extra accessible to our readers. We hope more readers
take advantage of these unique features in the future...
Get your copy of Kingsblood
***BOOK RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT***
Shade Tale II: Kingsblood is finally available for sale in print and all major e-book formats!
Shade has returned to his asylum in Jile after single-handedly
ousting the ruler of the Kurn underworld. He did not find the
challenge he had thirsted for, but deep in the shadows of the
nation’s colossal capital a far greater danger brews. An assassins’ war…
Shade is on a colliding path with the challenge of a lifetime. A
contract has been written soon to be sealed in the blood of kings. A
guild of assassins creeps out of the shadows of mighty Doljinaar,
eager to collect on the royal bounty.
Shade is sent in counter and so he must reach down deep inside himself to find out whether any good still lives within him.
The time has come for the world's darkest assassin to make a stand, but will he stand for good or for evil?
And what will Shade do when he at last meets a worthy rival face to
Don’t miss the book our reader’s group is calling “twice has good as Shade 1” and “a new level of craftsmanship”
Get your copy today!
In celebration of our new release, Shade Tale I: Waiting Game has
been reduced to 99 cents on all major e-book formats!*
*Please note offer applies to
all major formats except Googlebooks. Sadly, Mirror Images Publishing
has no control over pricing on Googlebooks.
UPDATES! UPDATES! UPDATES!!!
Don't miss the updates to the
which now feature
new details from Shade 2! Characters has been updated with over 50 new characters and Races features about 10 new races
from Shade 2. In depth descriptions and new artwork from Thom Scott and other contributing artists further expand the growing world of Covent. Dive into character backgrounds and details before you get your hands on a copy of Shade 2: Kingsblood.
More Shade 2 updates to Factions, Creatures and Places to follow in the coming weeks!
The waiting game is finally over...in anticipation of the release
of Shade II, prices have been slashed on every format of Shade I:
GET YOUR COPY NOW!!!
E-Book now only *$1.99
Softcover now only $6.99
Hardcover now only $19.99
***LIMITED ILLUSTRATED EDITION***
Get caught up before Shade II and take advange of this great offer!
*Please note this offer applies to all formats except Googlebooks,
which is charging $2.49 per E-book. Unfortunately, Mirror Images
Publishing does not have control over pricing on Googlebooks,
although this is still a great value.
WAITING GAME GETS 4 OUT OF 5 STARS!
Shade I: Waiting Game gets 4 out of 5 stars! Check out
the book review
*****Revised 3/15/12--In the interest of promoting the Chronicles of
Covent brand, Waiting Game is now free for download on all e-book
Get your copy of Waiting Game for FREE
ORANGEBERRY BOOK TOURS
"Mini, no Mass Scale, Book Tour
100 BOOKS 500 BLOG STOPS
Just an announcement that Shade Tale One: Waiting Game will be
featured in Orangeberry's Summer Splash Book Tour featuring one
hundred different authors from all over the world.
Orangeberry is a major book network and review hub, with over
130,000 thousand Twitter followers and 12,000 Facebook likes,
renowned for their ability to bridge the gap between authors and
readers. The book tour will take place during the entire month of
August and features books from every conceivable genre. Our stops
will include another extensive author interview, a book review, a
disection of page 99, a top 10 list and a guest blog written from
the perspective of Shade himself. Here are the dates and links for
the Chronicles of Covent blog stops:
PULL BACK THE CURTAINS PLEASE!
Publishing proudly unveils the cover to Shade 2: Kingsblood!
We are very excited to announce the official cover reveal for Shade 2: Kingsblood which will be available late this year! Stay tuned for more character, races, factions, creatures and places updates over the next few months! Until then learn more about the upcoming sequel on the official preview page (just click the fancy new cover under our Feature Products
side bar) or for more details check out J. L's last 3 blogs which spills far more beans on the newest installment of the Chronicles of Covent series.
J. L.'s blog
Autographed Book Giveaway at the Book Review
Don't miss your chance to win a free autographed copy of Waiting
Game! Visit the Book Review Club for your chance to win!
Entries are valid for one week only. Also check out our author
interview which includes new Chronicles of Covent insights and new
details to Shade's second book: Kingsblood.
Giveaway at Book Review Club
Chronicles of Covent…the video game?
There has been recent fan interest in putting together a Chronicles
of Covent video game. Currently, it is a fan based volunteer
project, so we’ll see what comes of it. That said we are very
excited we are receiving this kind interest so early in the life of
our brand. The programming group is accepting more volunteers to
help out with the project. If you have programming skills and would
like to help, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org regarding your interest. Right
now we have the greatest need for 3D modelers, but would welcome
any other able and willing volunteers. Thanks everyone again for
your interest and continued support.
Want to see what's going on behind the scenes? Check out
J. L.'s blog on
Wordpress. Find out what the Covent
authors are up to. Get the inside scope, writing samples, art
previews before the new books are released and learn exactly how
deep the world of Covent truly is...
We will be holding our first official Chronicles of Covent
publicity event on Facebook. The event will take place on our
Facebook page and it is a open invitation to anyone interested in
learning about the world of Covent. The event is scheduled
for this Saturday morning at 9AM-12PM. The time will be
divided up between information about the series, Q&A with the
authors and a Launch Contest that will give away FREE copies of the
book! Please click the link and click "going" if you plan to
Chronicles of Covent on Facebook
*****Please note if you wish to participate in the contest you will
need access to a computer with Flash Player compatability.
Currently, Apple did not set up I-Pads or I-Phones with Flash Player,
so we would not recommend using these devices at the event, if you
wish to compete in the Launch Contest.*****
Welcome to the Chronicles of Covent launch! We hope you’ll come in and
explore our site in our humble beginnings. We have put a lot of work
into this site and plan to add plenty of content for the future
including tales, artwork and more juicy details about our world.
We are kicking off our release with our very first Pre-Triloriad tale
called Waiting Game. It is available in softcover and e-book. It is one
of the many exciting lines of tales to come, all building toward our
one gigantic climatic saga we call the Triloriad. We invite you to come
experience the full journey with us.