Friday, 3 March 2017

The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden: Cover Reveal

Today marks a Special & Momentous day here on the AlfonzoWords blog, as we get a First Look at the Cover of the highly anticipated book, THE PREY OF GODS by Nicky Drayden.

Woooohooo! I'm beyond excited for the release of this book & cannot wait to share the amazing Sci-Fi & Beyond cover with you.

Nicky joined us for a very special & very awesome Interview on Monday, 29 August 2016 titled:

Meet Nicky Drayden

Nicky is a Systems Analyst who dabbles in prose when she’s not buried in code. She resides in Austin, Texas where being weird is highly encouraged, if not required. She’s the author of over 30 published short stories and also serves as the Special Anthologies editor for The Drabblecast, a speculative fiction podcast. Her debut novel THE PREY OF GODS is scheduled for release Summer 2017, from Harper Voyager.

Favorite Book: 

Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson

Favorite Author: 

Other than Neal Stephenson, probably Octavia Butler

Follow Nicky's Author Journey Here:
So without further ado its time for that 
First Look at the Cover of this scifi novel.
***Drum Roll Please***

Are you ready?

Are you excited? :-D
I know I am
🌟💙✨Hello! THE PREY OF GODS!!!🌟💙✨

The Prey of Gods

Artwork by Brenoch Adams, cover design by Owen Corrigan.
WOW! Epicness! Legend...Wait for It....DARY!
All I want to do is turn the page and begin reading.

I've read about 3/4 of the book so far and let me tell you something, you've never ever read a book like this before. It's a one of a kind, truly marvelous book with spectacular twists & turns. Nicky has created such a vividly fascinating world. The artist & designer did an unbelievably brilliant job of envisioning the book on its cover.

Publication Date: June 13, 2017, from Harper Voyager
Genre: Fiction / Fantasy / Contemporary
In South Africa, the future looks promising. Personal robots are making life easier for the working class. The government is harnessing renewable energy to provide infrastructure for the poor. And in the bustling coastal town of Port Elizabeth, the economy is booming thanks to the genetic engineering industry which has found a welcome home there. Yes—the days to come are looking very good for South Africans. That is, if they can survive the present challenges:

A new hallucinogenic drug sweeping the country…
An emerging AI uprising…
And an ancient demigoddess hellbent on regaining her former status by preying on the blood and sweat (but mostly blood) of every human she encounters.

It’s up to a young Zulu girl powerful enough to destroy her entire township, a queer teen plagued with the ability to control minds, a pop diva with serious daddy issues, and a politician with even more serious mommy issues to band together to ensure there’s a future left to worry about.
Fun and fantastic, Nicky Drayden takes her brilliance as a short story writer and weaves together an elaborate tale that will capture your heart, even as one particular demigoddess threatens to rip it out.

Harper Voyager Trade Paperback Original
A new voice in the tradition of Lauren Beukes, Ian McDonald, and Nnedi Okorafor comes a fantastic, boundary-challenging tale, set in a South African locale both familiar and yet utterly new, which braids elements of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and dark humor

Add THE PREY OF GODS to your GoodReads TBR now

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  1. This book sounds really intriguing. I'm all about books with robots.

  2. This sounds like exactly the sort of story one of my friends has been so into lately. I'm forwarding this along so he can check it out.

  3. This sounds like a very interesting book. The cover looks great

  4. Congratulations. The book sounds interesting.

  5. My boys think the book cover is cool looking. This book sounds like a great adventure.

  6. Cool cover image. Great reveal article, too. Makes me want to read the book--and I don't read much fiction.

  7. This looks like a book my little brother would really enjoy! I'll have to recommend it to him

  8. Sounds like a great adventure story. Definitely a book that's right up my street - I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the recommendation!

  9. Sounds like a great book. Super giveaway.

  10. Not gonna lie, that cover is pretty creepy. I do not like little kids who look evil, lol. But the idea is cool :)

  11. I love good sci-fi and dystopian works. I will definitely have to check this one out.

  12. Thank you for the book review and a snippet of the Author's background. I love crime and mystery novels, but I will sure tell my friends about this too.

  13. Sounds fascinating & I've actually been to Port Elizabeth (my grandfather lived in Johannesburg) so I've enjoyed reminiscing about my visit there

  14. This book sounds really intriguing!

  15. I enjoy reading Fiction/Fantasy. I might have to check this out!

  16. This made me smile because we are moving to Austin in May. So I should be able to find people that are interesting and enjoy life.

  17. This is the kind of book that I would definitely read. I love the fantasy genre. I entered the giveaway, but if I don't win, I'm definitely buying the book!

  18. The book sounds interesting! Great giveaway! I love books, period! I would love to read it. It sounds full of adventure. I will buy the book when I see it!

  19. That's a really catching cover. The book sounds like something I would enjoy reading, I'll have to see if I can win a copy before buying it :).

  20. Thanks so much for stopping by and for the great comments. I'm really excited to share this book with the world!

  21. Sci-Fi! I've always had a certain appreciation for that since it requires writers to create a completely different world than ours. It's really interesting and I sure love the cover.

  22. That's one wicked cool cover. The story is pretty intense and it's definitely going to keep you on the edge of your seat.

  23. I just entered the giveaway because I like the merger between the modern as in now and the future. Plus im curious to know how this trio band together x

  24. I am always open to read books outside of my genre. This Prey of Gods look like an interesting read. Thanks for the review. Looks an exciting page turner.

  25. I entered the giveaway .. my husband is a huge sci-fi fan. For me .. I'm always interested in reading books that are outside the norm and may just have to give it a try!

  26. I love sci-fi and books, merge the two and you are on to a winner. Book sounds great

  27. Interesting book cover and story premise. Books sounds promising!

  28. although sic fi is very intriguing, i am not into it but my husband is and he surely will love this one!

  29. The description sounds very enticing! I'll keep my eye out for it. Very interesting indeed.