Book & Author Info
Of Sea and Stone by Kate Avery Ellison
Publication date: February 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
All her life, clever Aemi has been a slave in the Village of the Rocks, a place where the sea and sky meet. She’s heard the stories about the fabled People of the Sea, a people who possess unimaginable technology who live below the waves in the dark, secret places of the ocean. But she never dreamed those stories were true.
When a ship emerges from the ocean and men burn her village, Aemi is captured, and enslaved below the waves in Itlantis, a world filled with ancient cities of glass and metal, floating gardens, and wondrous devices that seem to work magic. To make matters worse, her village nemesis, the stuck-up mayor’s son Nol, was captured with her, and they are made servants in the same household beneath the sea.
Desperate to be free, Aemi plots her escape, even going so far as to work with Nol. But the sea holds more secrets than she realizes, and escape might not be as simple as leaving…
Be sure to add Of Sea and Stone to your Goodreads ‘to read’ shelf!
Okay, I’ve kept you waiting long enough. Ready to see the stunning new cover?
I hope you like this as much as I do. The super-talented author, Kate Avery Ellison, designed the cover herself!
Personally I love the different shades of blue in the sky and sea. The model’s dress is gorgeous and I love the way it’s billowing out in the wind, making her seem fragile against a stormy sea. Her pose is intriguing too-covering her face like that she could be experiencing some intense despair or anguish. Or, with her eyes closed like that, perhaps she’s enjoying a feeling of freedom and powerlessness? The font is nice and simple but ornate enough to work with the rest of the cover.
What do you think?
|Kate Avery Ellison|
I’ve been making up stories since I was five years old, and now I’m thrilled to be able to do it as a full-time job. I have an obsession with dark fantasy, dystopian futures, and Pride and Prejudice-style love stories full of witty banter and sizzling, unspoken feelings. When I’m not writing, I’m creating digital art, reading funny blogs, or watching my favorite shows (which include TVD and BSG). I live with my geeky husband and our two bad cats in Atlanta, GA.
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