Thursday, June 19, 2014

Cover (Re)Reveal and Giveaway: The Emissary by Kristal Shaff

Welcome to the updated cover (re)reveal for the YA epic fantasy ...

The Emissary
by Kristal Shaff

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For hundreds of years, dark clouds covered the skies of Adamah, and an ageless king ruled. Those who emerged with one of six extraordinary Shay powers were forced into the king's army, an unmatched force with inhuman Strength, Speed, Accuracy, Perception, Empathy, and Healing. With the army at his side, the king—a man who wields all six abilities—was invincible and unquestioned in his rule. To most, serving the king was an honor. And for some, it was a fate worse than death. 

When seventeen-year-old Nolan Trividar witnesses the transformation of his brother from kind to cruel after entering the king’s army, he vows never to follow the same path. So when his own power—the Shay of Accuracy—comes upon him at the Tournament of Awakening, Nolan conceals his emergence instead of joining the king’s ranks. For years, he traitorously hides his power, pretending to be a gifted scribe. But when Nolan comes face -to-face with a deserter, the man discovers his secret. To evade detection and a death sentence, Nolan escapes with the deserter and flees into a night filled with dark creatures who steal both powers and souls.

Nolan joins a resistance, a village hidden deep in the forest, filled with others who secretly wield a Shay. But his peace is short lived when they discover that the dark clouds, the undead creatures, their own decreasing powers, and even the king, are all connected.

Publication date: September 23 , 2014
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Kristal Shaff


Kristal Shaff is a professional face painter who resides in Iowa with her farmer husband and 3 kids (plus one more on the way though the journey of adoption). THE EMISSARY is her first novel. You can visit her at

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Anonymous said...

You're adopting, Kristal? That's wonderful!! I was adopted. I get all gooey when I hear of such wonderful stories. Congratulations on your growing family and your book.

Kristal Shaff said...

Yes Jenny! We are currently on a waiting list, so lots of waiting. :)

Michelle McLean said...

Love the cover!!!

Kristal Shaff said...

Thanks Michelle

Toni Kerr said...

Congratulations, Kristal!! Looking forward to reading this one! :-)

Katrina L. Lantz said...

I love this cover! Congratulations, Kristal!

Kristal Shaff said...

Thanks Toni.

Kristal Shaff said...

Thanks Katrina