Updated: Feb 27
It feels like we've been sitting on this cover forever, which is absolutely a hyperbole but this beauty was completed on November 4th, 2022, and Zara Hoffman, Samantha Traunfeld, and Keylin Rivers all wanted to share this beauty the moment it was ready. However, we waited. But now the time is finally here to share it with everyone, so we present to you: the book cover for The Legionnaire by Samantha Traunfeld, a new adult fantasy with lots of blades (not technically swords), sorcery, fighting, backstabbing, and secrets.
About the Book
Saiden, a Blood-Cursed legionnaire—blessed by both the God of Life and Goddess of Death—is a paradox. Called both “death-bringer” and “world-ender,” she is surprisingly careful about taking lives and proving herself to be a monster. Torn between her loyalty to her queen and the need to protect her people, Saiden struggles to decide who she is going to be in a world that has already cast her aside.
Queen Loralei is hiding the fact that she’s been blessed by the God of Life while navigating the manipulative and dangerous landscape of ruling a kingdom. When she discovers a mysterious prisoner in her dungeons, she begins to unravel a complicated plot that shadows her reign and would change the course of history.
Mozare, gifted by the Goddess of Death with the powers to control shadows, is hiding lots of secrets in the dark. As Saiden’s legionnaire partner, he would do everything to protect her—even if that means killing the queen she swore to protect to save her from a fate worse than death.
With friends and enemies becoming indistinguishable from each other, can these three individuals survive long enough to fulfill their destinies without losing those closest to them, or will their missions irreparably ruin them—and possibly the entire kingdom?
Be sure to also check out the paperback cover:
Samantha’s love of stories began when she was about 12—could read a whole book in a day and wrote lots of stories featuring cute ghosts. Now she writes stories about badass women, sharp weapons, and banter-y relationships.
When she isn’t writing she’s usually cuddling her dog, starting a new craft project she might not finish, or trying to figure out how video games work.
There’s a 94.6% chance you can find her curled up in a bookstore somewhere (math is not her strong suit), but if you don’t, you can find more information about her at samanthatraunfeld.com.
The Legionnaire is her first novel.
She will be going live later today for an interview at 5pm ET:
And, lastly, here is the hardcover's dust jacket.
If you buy the hardback, there is a slightly different cover under this, but we'll keep that a secret. There is also an exclusive bonus scene that will never be available anywhere else, so that's some extra motivation to splurge on a pretty hardcover over the paperback or eBook.
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