Cover Reveal: The Necromancer’s Daughter

I’m not exactly sure what happened.

You see, I wrote this book and didn’t tell anyone.

I mean, what was the hurry? I planned to release it on September 1st, which seemed

so

far

away…

Then I looked my calendar and almost fainted. September is right around the corner!

With that in mind, I’m delighted to share the cover to my latest story:

A healer and dabbler in the dark arts of life and death, Barus is as gnarled as an ancient tree. Forgotten in the chaos of the dying queen’s chamber, he spirits away her stillborn infant, and in a hovel at the meadow’s edge, he breathes life into the wisp of a child. He names her Aster for the lea’s white flowers. Raised as his daughter, she learns to heal death.

Then the day arrives when the widowed king, his own life nearing its end, defies the Red Order’s warning. He summons the necromancer’s daughter, his only heir, and for his boldness, he falls to an assassin’s blade.

While Barus hides from the Order’s soldiers, Aster leads their masters beyond the wall into the Forest of Silvern Cats, a land of dragons and barbarian tribes. She seeks her mother’s people, the powerful rulers of Blackrock, uncertain whether she will find sanctuary or face a gallows’ noose.

Unprepared for a world rife with danger, a world divided by those who practice magic and those who hunt them, she must choose whether to trust the one man offering her aid, the one man most likely to betray her—her enemy’s son.

A healer with the talent to unravel death, a child reborn, a father lusting for vengeance, and a son torn between justice, faith, and love. Caught in a chase spanning kingdoms, each must decide the nature of good and evil, the lengths they will go to survive, and what they are willing to lose.

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Thanks so much for taking a peek at the cover. And thank you to all the kind bloggers who offered to help with my tour. The schedule will be quite full for which I’m delighted and grateful! ❤

195 thoughts on “Cover Reveal: The Necromancer’s Daughter

  1. Ocean Bream says:

    Stunning and emotional cover, Diana. Congrats on writing a secret book! You’re a super-writer! Wishing you all the best with the publication and release 🙂

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    • Thanks for the lovely compliment, Lenora. I’m so glad you like the cover. I had fun creating it and look forward to letting this book fly. The release day will be here before I know it. Yikes. Ha ha. I’ll be ready. Hugs, my friend.

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  2. markbierman says:

    Awesome cover, Diana! All the best with the new release!

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  3. Baydreamer says:

    What an amazing cover, Diana, and so excited for you! Congrats on your new upcoming book!

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  4. Darlene says:

    Congratulations!! This sounds intriguing. A great cover too. All the best.

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  5. Annika Perry says:

    This looks truly a magical book, Diana! I love the blurb and immediately want to read more … you’ve nailed it! As for the cover, this is divine, a perfect mix of light and dark. Congratulations on your latest book. Btw I just saw the youtube trailer for it and wow, you’ve excelled yourself. Superlative and engrossing to watch! Good luck with the launch in September … a whole summer yet and the sun might find England for a day or two! 😀

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    • Thanks for the wonderful comment, Annika. I’m so glad the blurb worked since those are tricky and I’m never sure if I get it right. And I’m delighted that you liked the cover. Yay. How fun that you got a sneak peek at the trailer too! I’ll share it officially in August, but I wanted to get it up there early. I’m delighted that you found it. It’s lovely too see you. I hope you’re doing well, and I hope the sun shows up for both of us! Hugs.

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  6. Oh my gosh, I’m so excited and proud of you! Definitely going to read this once it’s available. Keep us all posted when you have some links and I’d be happy to do a little free publicity from my little corner of the blogiverse. 🙂

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    • Thanks so much for the wonderful comment and offer, Jonny. Yay. I’ll have a dribble of posts coming out over the next couple of months, a period of preorder with a new trailer, and then the book will release toward the end of August. Phew. I’m tired just thinking about it. Lol. When you get to it, I hope you enjoy the read. Hugs.!

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  7. How exciting!!!! Great cover and images all around. Don’t you just hate when time sneaks up on you like that? Sometimes it’s exciting; other times it’s “Ach!” 🙂

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  8. It looks amazing Diana and can’t wait to promote and to read.. wonderful. ♥

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    • Thank you for the visit and comment, Sally, and as always your wonderful support. I’m glad you liked the cover. I’ve been sitting on it a while, and it was fun to share. Now the work begins on getting the launch set up. Have a wonderful day, my friend. Hugs. ❤

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  9. Why am I not surprised? It all looks wonderful, and looking forward to reading it…

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  10. Beautiful site..bringing middle ages back into focus! well done! 💖Brilliant! 💖

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  11. She looks innocent but mysterious with hidden power! I love this cover, Diana! I can’t believe you created it with MS Word. I would guess at least you used Publisher or PowerPoint to create the layers. Bravo for your mastery of MS Word. 🙂
    I’m sure you have a full release tour schedule. If you can fit me in, I would love to host your release! ❤

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  12. You don’t want to know what I thought a necromancer was, lol. I’ve since looked it up and am now apprised of the true meaning!
    The cover is gorgeous, congrats on your upcoming release!

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    • Now I’m dying to know. Lol. I didn’t realize it was a less commonly known fantasy word (you’re not the only one who had to look it up). I guess it’s more familiar among fantasy buffs. Thanks so much for the visit and the wonderful comment about the cover. And the reblog! Have a wonderful week, my friend. ❤

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  13. Reblogged this on Jacquie Biggar-USA Today Best-selling author and commented:
    I LOVE this cover for D. Wallace Peach’s upcoming release, The Necromancer’s Daughter!
    If you haven’t tried this incredible author’s work, you really should 🙂

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  14. Ann Coleman says:

    I love that cover!! And the books sounds very good too. Congratulations on getting another book published!

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    • Thank you, Ann. I’m glad you liked the cover and blurb. It’s been fun getting them out there, and now the work begins. Always an exciting and tiring time. Thanks for dropping by and have a wonderful week. 🙂

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  15. Resa says:

    The cover is enticing, beautiful.
    I sort of and not understand the book tour thing, but hopefully I will make it to some of the dates.
    You are amazing, Diana!

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    • Ha ha ha. Your comment made me laugh, my friend. There will be a lot of stops, way too many to visit them all, but hopefully I can entice you to swing by a couple of them. I’m so glad you liked the cover, Resa. I just love making these. Have a lovely, creative week, my friend. 🙂

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  16. Mike U. says:

    What a fantastic cover and intriguing story you’ve described! I shall keep my eyes open for this release. This tale sounds so deep and intricate and spellbinding. Thanks for allowing us a sneak peek! 🙂

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    • Aww, Mike. Thanks for the visit and the kind comment. I hope that my characters are compelling and genuine in this fantasy world. I’m going to have bunches of posts about it, so you won’t miss it. I think I’m going to wear everyone out! Lol. Have a wonderful week, my friend. 🙂

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  17. Excellent cover and an awesome story. Congratulations dear Diana. Thanks a lot 😊😊

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  18. Beautiful, enchanting cover! Yes, the year is flying by, isn’t it? This sounds like another amazing story. I’m looking forward to reading it!

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    • Thanks, Sheri. It’s still so cold and dreary here that I forget it’s already June. (Some sun today, yay!). I’m glad you liked the cover and if you get a chance one day to read the book, I hope you enjoy it. Hugs. ❤

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  19. Congratulations Diana, your cover is spectacular! Can’t wait to read your novel! Hugs, C

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  20. Wow…awesome cover for your new release (which by the way sounds great)!!

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    • Thank you, Kirt. I’m glad you liked the cover. I love making these, and tweaking them, and tweaking them. Lol. I think this one is finally done. Thanks too for reading the blurb. 😀 Have a wonderful week, my friend. Happy Hiking (if the sun ever comes out!).

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  21. I absolutely LOVE that cover and the other pictures, Diana! Congratulations on your new book! 🙂

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    • Thanks so much for the kind comment, Yvette. I’m so glad you enjoyed the cover. The other pictures are from a book trailer that I put together and will share in August. I’m busily getting ready! Have a wonderful week, my friend. ❤

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  22. Joan Hall says:

    Ooh, I like that cover, Diana. Wishing you all the best on your upcoming release.

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    • Thanks so much, Joan. I’m ready (or I will be, hehe). These are always a lot of work, but exciting too. I’m so glad you liked the cover. It’s been fun to finally share. Thanks for the visit and the kind comment. Have a wonderful week. 🙂

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