Cover Breakdown: Jeffe Kennedy's The Edge of the Blade

It's Tuesday and that means it's time for another cover breakdown. Summer always makes us want to travel, and we thought that Jeffe Kennedy's Uncharted Realms seemed like to perfect place for a midsummer adventure! The first book in the series, The Pages of the Mind, earned an RT Top Pick! and we are impatiently awaiting the second book's release in December! Before we break down the cover, let's take a look at the blurb for The Edge of the Blade:

The Twelve Kingdoms rest uneasy under their new High Queen, reeling from civil war and unchecked magics. Few remember that other powers once tested their borders—until a troop of foreign warriors emerges with a challenge . . .

Jepp has been the heart of the queen’s elite guard, her Hawks, since long before war split her homeland. But the ease and grace that come to her naturally in fighting leathers disappears when battles turn to politics. When a scouting party arrives from far-away Dasnaria, bearing veiled threats and subtle bluffs, Jepp is happy to let her queen puzzle them out while she samples the pleasures of their prince’s bed.

But the cultural norms allow that a Dasnarian woman may be wife or bed-slave, never her own leader—and Jepp’s light use of Prince Kral has sparked a diplomatic crisis. Banished from court, she soon becomes the only envoy to Kral’s strange and dangerous country, with little to rely on but her wits, her knives—and the smolder of anger and attraction that burns between her and him . . .

Cover Breakdown: Jeffe Kennedy's THE EDGE OF THE BLADE

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The Edge of the Blade will be available in digital and print on December 27. Why not check out more cover breakdowns while you wait for the release?