Welcome to Cover Reveal Day, and I can tell you this, we are very, very happy with the end resultâ€¦
When we kicked off that Kickstarter back in October, today seemed very far off but weâ€™re here. This means we are one step closer to the release of The Ghost Rebellion, the fifth book in the award-winning Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series. Kickstarter Backers will be getting their copies in May, but the book will be available to the general public (in both digital and eBook formats) on June 8th.
Today, you can pre-order the ebook now.
The amazingÂ creative team that made thisÂ cover possible:
- Cover model: Verena Vorsatz
- Photography: Michael Ward of Go ForWard
- Book design: Starla Huchton of Designed by Starla
- Make-up Artist: Tamara Barnett ofÂ Tennille Makeup Artistry
- Additional Costuming & Props: P J Schnyder, Brute Force Studios, Jared Axelrod, and Kevin Houghton
- Behind the Scenes Wrangling: Matthew J Drake and Christina Payton
And here it isâ€¦
Now that you’ve seen the cover, how about a quick hint at what’s coming in a few months…
The chase is on! After rescuing Queen Victoria from the clutches of the Maestro, Agents Eliza D Braun and Wellington Books are in hot pursuit of Dr Henry Jekyll. While he continues his experiments on the aristocracy of Europe, he leaves a trail of chaos and despair in his wake. However when Eliza and Wellington run him to ground in India, they are forced to come face to face with ghosts from the past, and the realities of empire.
Meanwhile Ministry agents Brandon Hill and Bruce Campbell travel deep into Russia hunting down a rare ingredient to save Queen Victoriaâ€™s life. Amid the cold they uncover a threat from the revitalized House of Usher that comes directly from their new Chairman.
All in the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences will find their allegiances in question, and their mettle tested as a new dastardly era of international intrigue dawns.
This is the first step in what is promising to be a thrill ride with the Ministry in 2016. Appearances at RT in Las Vegas, the Steampunk World’s Fair, and Motor City SteamCon, just for starters. This summer, we will be launching the fifth and final season of Tales from the Archives. We also have another cover reveal in the works, and yes, it involves a pineapple. Why?
For those answers, and many more to come, you will just have to stay tuned.