Cover Reveal: A Trial of Sorcerers!

116699572_2752848015040821_5239672654844405572_oAaandd, we’re back!

Back with another Elise Kova Cover Release, and y’all…once again it does not disappoint.

Now, you might have already seen this gorgeous cover, as it was revealed yesterday. But yesterday I was packing up from vacation, spending a last few precious hours on the beach, and then sitting in a car for like 7.5 hours. Besides posting a bit about the reveal online, I didn’t have time to sit down and write out a whole post gushing over how beautiful this cover is.

But I digress.

I love this cover. I think it’s stunning. Yes, I think that about every new cover that Elise unveils for her books…have you seen her covers? I mean, damn, they are eye catching. I love how they all go together, but all have very distinctive feels as to which series they’re a part of.

We’re back with the next installment in the Air Awakens Universe, and honestly, if you haven’t picked up Air Awakens or Vortex Visions (the first books in their respective series) I don’t know what you’re doing with your life. Elise is a fantastic writer, whose characters and worlds just come to life on the page. These books are books that I can read over and over and over again without being bored. They’re just so good, and you’re really doing yourself a disservice if you haven’t read them yet.

Just saying.

I’m sure you want me to just get to the cover reveal, but good things come to those who wait!

I’ve said this before in my many, many posts about Elise’s books, but you don’t have to start with Air Awakens! You can start with Vortex Visions, or even this new one, A Trial of Sorcerers!

I totally recommend reading them starting with AA and that series, then doing the Golden Guard Trilogy, and then diving into the Vortex Chronicles. Elise does such a fantastic job in establishing the world, the plot and the characters in each respective series, that if you were to start with VV, you wouldn’t be lost! I can’t speak to this new book, but in Elise’s own words (off her Instagram post)

“This is the next book set in the Air Awakens universe. But trust me when I say, new readers can (and I hope some will) start here! It’s a tale of competition, coming of age, distant lands, elemental magic, and romance… perfect for fans of the Legend of Korra and A Sorcery of Thorns!”

 There you go! I highly urge and recommend you pick these books up as soon as possible. You’re really missing out.

But let’s dive into what you’re all here for, and it’s probably not my rambling.


Ice is in her blood.

Seventeen-year-old Waterrunner Eira Landan lives her life in the shadows — the shadow of her older brother, of her magic’s whispers, and of the person she accidentally killed. She’s the most unwanted apprentice in the Tower of Sorcerers until the day she decides to step out and compete for a spot in the Tournament of Five Kingdoms.

Pitted against the best sorcerers in the Empire, Eira fights to be one of four champions. Excelling in the trials has its rewards. She’s invited to the royal court with the “Prince of the Tower,” discovers her rare talent for forbidden magic, and at midnight, Eira meets with a handsome elfin ambassador.

But, Eira soon learns, no reward is without risk. As she comes into the spotlight, so too do the skeletons of a past she hadn’t even realized was haunting her.

Eira went into the trials ready for a fight. Ready to win. She wasn’t ready for what it would cost her. No one expected the candidates might not make it out with their lives.

I mean…HOW COOL DOES THAT SOUND?!?! I’m so excited for this book and I cannot wait to read it. March 2021 is so far away, but fingers crossed Elise does ARCs for this. I’m curious to see what this next AA Universe installment is going to be like, and I can’t wait to meet Eira.

Now, the moment you’ve all be waiting for…if you haven’t already scrolled past everything to see the cover…here is the cover to A Trial of Sorcerers – the next book in the Air Awakens Universe!







You ready?!








(Cover illustration by Marie Magny)

It’s S T U N N I N G.

I mean, honestly.

Look. At. It.

I haven’t stopped staring at it since it was revealed yesterday. Knowing what I know of the other books, and how the Vortex Chronicles ended, I’m so excited to go back to this world. Like, I was excited at the mere prospect of another book set in one of my favorite fantasy worlds, but this cover, Eira on the front, the synopsis, the promise this book holds…ooof, my expectations are high and I’m here for it!

I also want to give a quick shout out to the fact that Air Awakens is 5 years old this month! I found these books back when I was still in college, Facebook advertised AA to me, and I immediately bought it. I can’t believe it’s 5 years old, and with that being said, Elise is doing all sorts of fun things to celebrate it!

116584162_2753338551658434_6977873949192967474_oThe first being this cover reveal!

I really hope you love the cover!

I also have some other fun links for you!

If you want a copy of this book (and I know you do), make sure you pre-order it!

Pre-Order Link ~

Yep, you read that right! Elise is hosting a Giveaway in celebration of AA being 5 years old! Make sure you go enter!

Air Awakens August Giveaway Link ~

And finally, if you’re interested in any of Elise’s other books (which, at this point, you really should be, I feel like I’ve yelled at you enough times) you can check out her website!

My site page ~

 A Trial of Sorcerers is out March 4, 2021, so really, you have plenty of time to catch up on all of the books in the Air Awakens Universe. You have like, 8 months, no more excuses. Go fall in love with Aldrik, Vhalla, Baldair, Vi, Taavin and all the other wonderful characters that fill these stories. I’ll give you one warning, Elise likes to rip out hearts, but what author doesn’t!

I hope you guys liked this cover reveal, and make sure you add it on Goodreads!

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