Cover Reveal: Emilie and the Hollow World by Martha Wells

by Martha Wells
Coming 04/02/13
ISBN-13: 978-1908844491
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
Pages: 320
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While running away from home for reasons that are eminently defensible, Emilie’s plans to stow away on the steamship Merry Bell and reach her cousin in the big city go awry, landing her on the wrong ship and at the beginning of a fantastic adventure.

Taken under the protection of Lady Marlende, Emilie learns that the crew hopes to use the aether currents and an experimental engine, and with the assistance of Lord Engal, journey to the interior of the planet in search of Marlende’s missing father.

With the ship damaged on arrival, they attempt to traverse the strange lands on their quest. But when evidence points to sabotage and they encounter the treacherous Lord Ivers, along with the strange race of the sea-lands, Emilie has to make some challenging decisions and take daring action if they are ever to reach the surface world again.

New authors and new series are mysteries and gambles for readers. You can have a synopsis for a novel with an amazing hook, only to be supremely let down by the packaging. A good cover helps pull a reader in, I can't stress enough how much the cover actually matters when I'm trying to recommend a book to a potential reader. I can be juggling with fire, but if the cover blows, sometimes I just can't close the deal. And it kills me, some of my most beloved series is a hard sell due to some terrible covers. That's why I was so excited to see the cover reveal for Emilie and the Hollow World. This is a cover that I've been eagerly anticipating, checking on Strange Chemistry weekly, hoping for an update. It's here, and by no means is this a disappointment. This book feels to be very much in the spirit of Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan trilogy. 

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