Today we are excited to share the cover for an upcoming Tor Teen novel. DARK OF THE WEST by Joanna Hathaway sounds exciting with its promise of politics, war, murder and forbidden love. We may have to wait until May to read it, but you can check out the cover now! Also, be sure to check out the book details below!
I’m struck by what looks to be a castle in the background with fighter planes flying by! Putting a hint of violence on what is otherwise a pretty scene. An there’s the fallen crown in the grass. Quite intriguing!
Dark of the West by Joanna Hathaway
Published by Tor Teen on May 8th 2018
He was raised in revolution. She was raised in a palace. Can their love stop a war? Code Name Verity meets The Winner’s Curse in Joanna Hathaway’s Dark of the West, a breathtaking YA fantasy debut.
Aurelia Isendare is a princess of a small kingdom in the North, raised in privilege but shielded from politics as her brother prepares to step up to the throne. Halfway around the world, Athan Dakar, the youngest son of a ruthless general, is a fighter pilot longing for a life away from the front lines. When Athan’s mother is shot and killed, his father is convinced it’s the work of his old rival, the Queen of Etania—Aurelia’s mother. Determined to avenge his wife’s murder, he devises a plot to overthrow the Queen, a plot which sends Athan undercover to Etania to gain intel from her children.
Athan’s mission becomes complicated when he finds himself falling for the girl he’s been tasked with spying upon. Aurelia feels the same attraction, all the while desperately seeking to stop the war threatening to break between the Southern territory and the old Northern kingdoms that control it—a war in which Athan’s father is determined to play a role. As diplomatic ties manage to just barely hold, the two teens struggle to remain loyal to their families and each other as they learn that war is not as black and white as they’ve been raised to believe.
JOANNA HATHAWAY is an avid storyteller and history buff whose writing is inspired by her great-grandfather’s participation in WWI. She loves traveling the globe, flying in airplanes, and is forever a “horse girl.” Born in Montréal, Canada, Hathaway now resides in Minnesota. Dark of the West is her debut novel.