The Geomancer


For Your Viewing Pleasure: Blood of the Mantis (Full Cover Spread)

Blood of the Mantisby Adrian Tchaikovsky
Cover Illustration © Jon Sullivan
Jacket Design by Jacqueline Cooke

Driven by the ghosts of the Darakyon, Achaeos has tracked the stolen Shadow Box to the marsh-town of Jerez, but he has only days before the magical box is lost to him forever. Meanwhile, the forces of the Empire are mustering over winter for their great offensive, gathering their soldiers and perfecting their new weapons. Stenwold and his followers have only a short time to gather what allies they can before the Wasp armies march again, conquering everything in their path. If they cannot throw back the Wasps this spring then the imperial black-and-gold flag will fly over every city in the Lowlands before the year's end. In Jerez begins a fierce struggle over the Shadow Box, as lake creatures, secret police and renegade magicians compete to take possession. If it falls into the hands of the Wasp Emperor, however, then no amount of fighting will suffice to save the world from his relentless ambition.

Coming May 2010


  1. This series is gonna look great on my bookshelf. Looking forward to reading Dragonfly Falling in the very near future, too!

  2. Thanks Jeff. Did you notice the debut of the cover to book four over at Fantasy Book Critic?

  3. Lou, I sure did. Do you agree with Liviu that the first 4 books form some sort of resolution within the larger series (like a series within a series)?

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