Cover Reveal: The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski
The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria’s crown prince means one celebration after another. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement…if she could only trust him. Yet can she even trust herself? For—unknown to Arin—Kestrel is becoming a skilled practitioner of deceit: an anonymous spy passing information to Herran, and close to uncovering a shocking secret.
As Arin enlists dangerous allies in the struggle to keep his country’s freedom, he can’t fight the suspicion that Kestrel knows more than she shows. In the end, it might not be a dagger in the dark that cuts him open, but the truth. And when that happens, Kestrel and Arin learn just how much their crimes will cost them.
Check out this gorgeous art I comissioned to celebrate the launch of the Dark Caravan Cycle! A few months ago, I discovered Indonesian artist Renata Owen on Tumblr. Her work is vibrant, unique, and incredibly imaginative. Everything she makes draws me into her alternate universes and I knew her style would be perfect for the series. I contacted Renata and told her my idea: I wanted to commission a piece that features a jinni in a bottle, just like my protagonist, Nalia, in Exquisite Captive. After sharing my work and ideas with her, Renata came up with this gorgeous original work, The Dark Caravan. In the novel, the dark caravan is the name used for the jinn slave trade, where jinn are trafficked from their realm and sold to human masters. To read my interview with Renata, go here.