FAWKES: Cover Reveal Time!!!

People. WE. HAVE. A. COVER.

My new novel, Fawkes, is a historical fantasy retelling of The Gunpowder Plot. It releases from Thomas Nelson/HarperCollins next year! (squeal) Not only do I have a cover for you, but I also have the blurb, release date, and….PRE-ORDERS!!!

But…I know you’re not able to concentrate. In fact, you might have already skipped this because you want to see the cover. So I’ll let you scroll first and then I’ll tell you all the other details.

To pull a Taylor Swift….are you ready for it?

GO! Scrollllll!!
























Ahhh! What do you think?!

Fawkes hits bookstores July 10, 2018. I know it’s a million years away, but until then, you can pre-order it and add it to your Goodreads to-read list!! Currently pre-orders are only up on Amazon, but I’ll be updating this list of buttons as it become available from other retailers.

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Thomas Fawkes is turning to stone, and the only cure to the Stone Plague is to join his father’s plot to assassinate the king of England.

Silent wars leave the most carnage. The wars that are never declared, but are carried out in dark alleys with masks and hidden knives. Wars where color power alters the natural rhythm of 17th century London. And when the king calls for peace, no one listens until he finally calls for death.

But what if death finds him first?

Keepers think the Igniters caused the plague. Igniters think the Keepers did it. But all Thomas knows is that the Stone Plague infecting his eye is spreading. And if he doesn’t do something soon, he’ll be a lifeless statue. So when his Keeper father, Guy Fawkes, invites him to join the Gunpowder Plot—claiming it will put an end to the plague—Thomas is in.

The plan: use 36 barrels of gunpowder to blow up the Igniter King.

The problem: Doing so will destroy the family of the girl Thomas loves. But backing out of the plot will send his father and the other plotters to the gallows. To save one, Thomas will lose the other.

No matter Thomas’s choice, one thing is clear: once the decision is made and the color masks have been put on, there’s no turning back.

About the (dorky) author:

NADINE BRANDES once spent four days as a sea cook in the name of book research. She is the author of the award-winning Out of Time Series and her inner fangirl perks up at the mention of soul-talk, Quidditch, bookstagram, and Oreos. When she’s not busy writing novels about bold living, she’s adventuring through Middle Earth or taste-testing a new chai. She and her Auror husband are building a Tiny House on wheels. Current mission: paint the world in shalom.

What do you think of the cover?

What do you think of the blurb? (Any  speculations or theories?)



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About Nadine Brandes

Nadine Brandes is an adventurer, fusing authentic faith with bold imagination. She never received her Hogwarts letter, but rest assured she’s no Muggle (and would have been in Ravenclaw House, thank you very much.) This Harry Potter super-nerd has been known to eat an entire package of Oreos (family size) by herself, and watches Fiddler on the Roof at least once a year. She writes about brave living, finding purpose, and other worlds soaked in imagination. Her dystopian trilogy (The Out of Time Series) challenged her to pursue shalom, which is now her favorite word (followed closely by bumbershoot.) When Nadine’s not taste-testing a new chai or editing fantasy novels, she and her knight-in-shining armor (nickname: “hubby”) are out pursuing adventures.
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  1. Oh. My. Gosh.
    This cover is GORGEOUS, and I am SO EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK!!

  2. Sara beth williams

    I LOVE IT ALL!!! GORGEOUS COVER! how do you write such fantastic blurbs!!?? So cool!

  3. Alice Farrelly

    It is AMAZING! I can’t wait until July!

    I AM WAY TOO EXCITED FOR THIS. And you’re releasing it just a few days before my birthday and it’s like a birthday present. <3 <3
    HELP, I'M STILL FLAILING. XD *squeals*

  5. AHH COOL!! I showed my younger sister (Jasmine) this, and she LOVES it! She’s so excited now and so am I xD

  6. OH MY BOOKISH GOODNESS ITS GORGEOUS!!! Congratulations!! Cannot wait to read it–the setting in particular sounds super unique.

  7. *excuse me a moment while I squeal and fall over*
    Now that I’m back, that book sounds AWESOME!!!! EEEPPPPPPP!!! And, oh my, that cover . . . is . . . just . . . plain . . . . . . gorgeous. And July is a seriously good month to release it in, because it will give me an excuse to come inside from yanking weeds in the garden. 🙂 Reading is better than yanking weeds. 🙂

  8. IT IS SO GORGEOUS! <3 *squeals* I can't wait to read it!!!! <3

  9. Enticing blurb! Beautiful cover! Looking forward to it 🙂

  10. The cover is *amazing*! And it sounds so intense! So looking forward to the release!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Oh my goodness! It’s gorgeous!

  12. It’s beautiful!! Congrats!! 😀

  13. brandonscottmiller

    NADINE! It’s wonderful.
    July is such an awful long time from now. CAN. NOT. WAIT.
    Happy for you! (But mostly for me because I get to read it.)


    Fawkes. Looks. AMAZING. I CAN’T EVEN WITH IT’S EPICNESS. We neeeeeds it, precious, we neeeeeeeds it. Also it just got real to me that WE GET THIS ONE AS A HARDCOVER. A HARDCOVER! Oh, July 10th is going to be a GLORIOUS DAY.

    Also that blurb?? I mean, IS THIS AMAZING-SOUNDING STORY ACTUALLY REAL?? WILL I REALLY GET TO READ IT IN JULY?? *is still dying with excitement over here* And it’s so epic that it comes out RIGHT before Realm Makers, because everyone can read it right before RM (I’m going this year, and it’s going to be my first-ever writers conference!) and then SHRIEK ABOUT IT WITH YOU IN PERSON. It shall be much fun, oh yes xD.

    Okay, this is officially too much excitement for one morning – I better leave before I explode your blog. I’m SO HAPPY for you, Nadine! Fawkes looks like perfection! <3

  15. Rachel Garner

    That cover is beautiful!! And the Tower of London is my favourite site IN London. <3 (and maybe all of Britain I just really love that place)

    • I did wonder why they used the Tower instead of the Houses of Parliament, which the Plotters were actually aiming to blow up, but I guess its because the latter has changed in appearance quite a lot in 400 years (no Big Ben then), whereas the White Tower has not so much. Still very recognizable.

      Of course, one must not treat Fantasy as history, so its doesn’t really matter.

  16. This is SOOO beautiful!!! Wow!!!!! 😍

  17. O.O

    Okay, so this is the third time I’ve seen the cover. I saw it on Instagram first, then the newsletter, then here. But. o.o

    I am so excited. It looks like perfection. ^~^

    And. o.o Hardcover. Just… Yes. Yep yep yep.

  18. AHH! Fawkes looks amazing! I am so excited! Totally pre-ordering it! 😀

    • P.S. Is the Out of Time series officially back in stock? I saw several buying options – including one for 40+ dollars – and I remember you saying that they were being printed again, and I still need/want to read them. Thanks!

  19. Eeek… how exciting friend! Such a beautiful cover and the blurb is very intriguing! Big hugs!!

  20. Oh my gosh that is gorgeous!!! And now I want to red the book so badly but have to wait an eternity! But it will be worth the wait, I’m sure. 😉

  21. OMW I CAN’T WAIT. It’s terrible that it’s soooo far away but I could spend months fangirling over the cover so I’ll do that instead 😀

  22. So exciting!!!!!!!! 😃

  23. The ignitors/keepers thing & stone plague are fascinating. And the cover is gorgeous!

  24. Awesome. This is probably one of the best story retelling covers I’ve ever seen!

  25. gorgeous cover!! congrats!!

  26. SOOOOOOOOO AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3

  27. Oh. My. The cover! The blurb! I’m almost speechless …. in a good way!! Congrats!

  28. OH. MY. GOODNESS. nadine, the cover is beyond awesome! *faints in the presence of such epicness* it’s so cool your book is releasing just after Book Lover’s Day (yes, it’s an actual holiday). can’t wait to read it!!!!!!!!! 😉

  29. INCREDIBLE!! So, so excited for the read! Congratulations most wonderfully talented daughter!

  30. I LOVE IT!!💙Thee coolest cover ever!!😍😎😮

  31. notesofjubilee

    Love the cover. So intriguing. And fancy. And intriguing. And colorful. And, you know, intriguing!

  32. princesspeacejoy

    It’s wonderful!!! You are brilliant, my friend! So excited to dive into your latest masterpiece.
    So incredibly proud of you!!! ❤

  33. Signed up for the giveaway. The cover is gorgeous. Congrats and good luck!

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  36. *screams* The. Cover. Is. Amazing. I can’t wait for it to come out!

  37. Aubrey Rutledge

    Just read the entire Out Of Time Series in 4 days and can’t wait to read this!!

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