Today I’m super excited to share the cover for my short story Brambles. I wrote this little prequel to Thorn last winter, so if it sounds familiar – you’re right! It went out as a pre-order/release goodie for Thorn and I also shared it with my monthly newsletter subscribers (so, you know, for future awesome early reads, you should subscribe).
However, I just got the rights sorted out with my publishers, and am gearing up to release it widely on December 7. There will be both an ebook version and an audio edition narrated by Shiromi Arserio, who also narrated Thorn. Woohoo!
Now, let’s take a gander at this gorgeous cover by the talented Jenny Zemanek:
In the kingdom of Adania, everyone knows what Princess Alyrra did to earn the court’s contempt, her mother’s disdain, and her brother’s hatred.
She betrayed her own.
Yet, the truth hides another story, one of honor and honesty, of a princess gambling her own life for another’s. It’s a tale of courage and consequences, and a choice that can never be undone.
A short story prequel to her multi-starred fantasy, Thorn, Intisar Khanani’s “Brambles” gives Alyrra’s account of what really happened all those years ago, and how a few critical days turned her life into a daily fight for survival.
I love Alyrra so much, and it was an absolute treat to write this story, however bittersweet it might be. It’s about 10k words long, so a proper novelette, and can probably be read quite comfortably in an evening. Don’t forget to add it to Goodreads so you get a heads up when it releases!
And now for the giveaway!
To celebrate, I’m giving away US $20 of books via the Book Depository. This giveaway is open anywhere The Book Depository ships. Enter through the Rafflecopter below: