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Cover Reveal: Astarte's Wrath by Trisha Wolfe

2 Apr 2012

Astarte's Wrath 
A Kythan Guardians Novella,
Prequal to Destiny's Fire
by Trisha Wolfe
Released July 2012


Two thousand years before Dez Harkly developed her secret powers, Kythan Astarte vowed to free the Kythans from the binds that enslaved them to the Egyptian pharaohs and sorcerers. Discover the prophecy that originated from a very different time, and spans generations to link two very different girls...This is the beginning.  

Set against the backdrop of the Battle of Actium, in the city of Alexandria, Star struggles with her guardian duties as her feelings for the newly named pharaoh of Egypt grow deeper. Not only is Caesarian her duty, he's the son of Cleopatra, and he's…human. All of which makes their love forbidden.  
But when a conspiracy linked to Caesar, Caesarian's own father, creeps its ways into Alexandria, Star must choose between helping her fellow Kythans free themselves of their servitude, or protecting her charge--the last pharaoh--while Egypt burns around her.

W.O.W I don't know if I'm seeing things, but ARE THOSE SNAKES?!! Or maybe they're snake-looking accessories! I mean, the Egyptians had all sorta of incredibly er..strange but impressive ornaments. But seriously, I LOVE the cover!'s an excerpt :)
Whenever the sky bleeds, covering the once-blue pallet with crimson, and the bright ball of fire burns through billowy puffs of white, staining them and the earth in hues of red-orange and amber…and ash floats on a non-existent breeze, I know the Narcolym Guardians are waging a battle.           
Shuttering my window, I unloose the hemp thread, and a sheer curtain veils the sand-covered horizon from my vision. My fingers trail the cream fabric, the tips tracing the darkening clouds against the light material as my other hand curls into a fist by my thigh, dousing the swirling vortex rising up at the charge in the air.            
 Astarte, I correct inwardly, but pinch my lips closed. “Yes, Habi?”           
Habi's footsteps echo throughout the mud-brick room as he approaches. “It's time…”

I'll admit; all these different names are confusing, BUT how amazing does it sound? I WANT MORE!

What do you think of the cover & excerpt? :D


  1. I am not swooning over the necklace of snakes. Snakes give me the heebie jeebies Yikes. Still the excerpt tells me this should be a fun read. I will add it to my shelf. Thanks for sharing Shirley.

  2. YES THE COVER DOES LOOK AMAZING! Like you said, are those snakes in Astarte's Wrath cover?! But it still looks gorgeous! That excerpt makes me really intrigued to read this book! Adding it to my TBR immediately! Thank you for sharing! ♥

  3. Lalaine @Ficbookreviews7 September 2012 at 19:10

    pretty! x

  4. ...
    it's GORGEOUS... and oh my goodness. Yes! I think that necklace is snakes... *swoons*
    It is SOOOO pretty!

  5. Whoa, I SO did not notice the snakes (or snake like necklace thingy) until you pointed it out! SO cool. And creepy, if meant to be real haha. Anyway, the cover is gorgeous and I have got to read Destiny's Fire already!!

  6. WOW! I LOVE that cover. Snakes was definitely the first thing I thought of too when i saw those things around her neck. This sounds like a really interesting book! thanks for sharing Shirely! :D

  7. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, I LOVE IT, SHIRLEY!!!! Oh my gosh, I loved Destiny's Fire like crazy (and I completely forgive you that for not falling head over heels like me because of the love triangle LOL <3) so you can bet that I'm counting down the days until we can get more of Trisha Wolfe's cool world! And that cover is STUNNING, although the first think I thought of was how the cover model could look so calm with snakes crawling all over her neck too... haha x)

    Still, thank you so much for sharing this, Shirley-birdie! <3 I can't wait until I can get my hands on this! :)

  8. TOTALLY digging this cover. <3 I am so in love with this right now. But OMG yes. What is with the snakes?!?! EEEEK. I don't like snakes. :S not saying that I don't like them on the cover....just don't like THEM. near me. definitely not.

    I guess that means it's a good thing they didn't use me as model for this? I'd be screaming my head off...not like that chick. Though tbh, you COULD argue that her eyes are closed so in the end they couldn't get anyone, so they had to drug someone and then take the picture so they wouldn't notice the snakes. *nods*

  9. The cover's gorgeous! It's super striking, and my eyes are immediately drawn to the snakes. I need to get a hold of a copy of Destiny's Fire soon!

  10. Great cover with the exception of the snakes on her neck. That's kinda gross. The blurb sounds amazing. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Wow, that's a cool cover. I like the girl's hair & makeup! Although yeah, I could lose the snakes, hah.


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