Pirates! Merfolk! The briny deep! We can’t resist diving into stories set on the seven seas, and we’re willing to wager that you’ll want to join us once you’ve seen the cover of Clifford Beal’s The Guns Of Ivrea, revealed here for the very first time.
The Guns Of Ivrea – the first of a brand new series coming from Solaris in 2016 – introduces us to Valdur, a bold new world bursting with swashbuckling storytelling, as the author himself explains:
“The Guns of Ivrea is a real departure from my previous 17th century historical fantasy novels,” says Beal. “The move to high-epic and high- octane secondary world fantasy has been both challenging and exhilarating. But in many ways, Valdur is a distorted mirror of renaissance Europe with all the colour, conflict, and inventions that we know from that era. Adam Doyle’s cover art has really captured the spirit of the fantastic with his surfacing merfolk overseen by the shadow of my pirate protagonist.”
And so, without any further ado, here’s the cover itself in all its watery glory…
Intriguing, eh? We’ll be revealing more about the world of Valdur and The Guns Of Ivrea soon.