Cover Art: Incarnate by Anton Strout (Ace Books)

Anton Strout is a name that comes up often when I’m moving through urban fantasy blogs at random every few days, looking for new authors to read and new books to try out. And the same goes for social media as well since I’ve seen his name crop up in certain circles every now and then. His Spellmason trilogy sounded interesting, especially since it was still in progress with a third book to come out later this year. Imagine my surprise then, when I was contacted by a publicist friend who was working with Anton and told me that she had a cover reveal to share with me for the third book itself!

Having gone through the covers for all three of the novels, I can definitely say that the cover for the new novel is definitely the best one, and I like the simplicity of the cover. The protagonist Alexandra Belarus is shown off rather nicely, without any sexualisation which is all too rare in the urban fantasy cover industry since most publishers and cover artists conflate urban fantasy with paranormal romance and that bleeds over into this final product. So nice to see that this is not the case with Incarnate, the third book. Given that the book comes out in late September, I now have some motivation to finally start reading this series, which I’ll hopefully be able to do soon. In the meantime, enjoy the cover, and enjoy the giveaway that follows as well!

Spellmason 03 IncarnateTo go with the cover reveal of the novel, which comes out on September 30th this year, from Ace Books, there is also a giveaway involved. Anton Strout has graciously agreed to give away the first book in the trilogy, Alchemystic to one lucky winner in US/Canada. To enter into the giveaway, simply leave a comment in response to the following question:

If you could have any magical creature as your guardian, who or what would it be?

Feel free to leave a long answer or a short one. Just make sure to leave a comment if you are interested! And also, make sure that you fill in the email part of the comment form, so that I can contact you should you be the winner. The giveaway will run for the next two weeks until midnight September 26th (11.59pm on that day), so leave your comment before that.

If you have any questions or anything for the author, feel free to leave those in the comments as well, and I’ll be sure to pass them along.

If you haven’t already done so, please add the novels to your Goodreads shelf: Alchemystic, Stonecast, Incarnate.

You can find the official product page for the novels Alchemystic, Stonecast.

To go with the cover for Incarnate, here are the covers for the first two books respectively, Alchemystic and Stonecast:

Spellmason 01 AlchemysticSpellmason 02 Stonecast


Posted on April 11, 2014, in Book News, News and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I would have a baby dragon as my magical companion.


  2. Probably a Raven that could breathe fire.


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