The Geomancer


For Your Viewing Pleasure: Shadow's Lure

Shadow's Lure © Jon Sprunk
Cover Illustration © Michael Komarck
Design by Nicole Sommer-Lecht
 Coming in June

The unforgiving Northlands . . .

In Othir, he was at the top of the food chain—an assassin beyond compare, a dark shadow in the night. But Caim left that life behind when he helped an empress claim her throne. And now his past has come calling again.

Searching for the truth behind the murder and disappearance of his parents, Caim discovers a land in thrall to the Shadow. Haunted by temptations from the Other Side, he becomes mired in a war he does not want to fight.

But there are some things a son of the Shadow cannot ignore, and some fights from which he can’t run. In this battle, all of Caim’s strength and skill won’t be enough. For none can resist the Shadow’s Lure.


  1. Once again, Lou, your authors (in this case, Mr. Sprunk) must be counting their lucky stars to have a publisher devoted to getting cover art that is eyecatching, tells a story and works for the book and its characters.

  2. Thanks so much Paul. I particularly like your note that the artwork "tells a story" since that's a big point of mine.

  3. Yes. I remember sometime back you mentioned that when you showed off the cover to Shepherd's Petrodor.

    I still do think that cover is one of the best, shining examples of that aesthetic you favor in action.

  4. Paul, I'm extremely thankful to be working with Lou, one of the best editors and art directors in SFF today.