Cover Reveal – The Mirrored City

Mirrored Comp

BEHOLD! The mockup cover for my forthcoming book. I assembled it myself in GIMP one drunken evening. I don't think I did too badly, not having done graphic design in ten years. It currently has three stars on Rate My Kindle Cover, which does not completely suck. Don't worry I will hire a pro.

I am currently 88,162 98,420 words into book #2, a sequel to the Queen of Lies. That's just a few chapters to go. Wow.

I have set up a kickstarter for the project, mostly just to see what happens. Check it out if you're so inclined.

So far, for those who can't wait till the next installment, here's a taste:

The story takes place a year after The Queen of Lies. Empress Jessa has assumed her mother’s title but she must send her champions (Heath, Sword & Maddox) to the Mirrored City to negotiate support for her claim.

The architecturally symmetrical settlements of Baash and Dessim function as a single city-state within the Protectorate, separated by radically different ideologies as part of an ancient social experiment. Imagine if the rural south was allowed to have its own theocratic government and the blue states had theirs.

Heath and Sword are on a mission of diplomacy but they quickly find themselves in disagreement and head their separate ways. In fact every character and viewpoint in the book is challenged. We also meet a couple of new faces. Soren is a boy living on the street who ends up working in a dubious brothel. Lyta is the adopted lesbian daughter of a stern patriarch.

And meanwhile Jessa has her own adventures in the surreal undersea kingdom of the Abyss.

I'm really happy with this book. There are lots of twists, surprises and the tragic end of a beloved character.

Stay tuned.


Mike bode is the author of The Queen of Lies, the first installment in the ongoing series, Architects of the Grand Design. His next book comes out September. Sign up for the mailing list for more info.


Mike bode is the author of The Queen of Lies, the first installment in the ongoing series, Architects of the Grand Design. His next book comes out October. Sign up for the mailing list for more info. You can find him on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest . (You can also follow him on Goodreads and even Amazon)

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