We’re thrilled with the cover for our next release, the historical fiction novel Sky of Ashes, Land of Dreams by debut novelist Erin Jamieson. Here’s a brief description:
Bolormaa is introduced to the man she is to marry on her eighteenth birthday, over mutton stew and steaming buuz. She has dreamt of another sort of life, but in 1917 Mongolia, a young woman’s choices are limited. When she meets Ganbaatar—a name that means steel hero—she feels an immediate pull but isn’t certain of his feelings for her. After their engagement is broken for unknown reasons, Bolormaa tries to return to her life of tending animals, and cooking and cleaning within the family’s ger. But she can’t quite shake the image of the handsome young man who came to dinner and then, seemingly rejected her.
Ganbaatar has been raised to view the Chinese with skepticism and suspicion, but the first time he sees Aisin, he is drawn to her beauty and bravery. His feelings conflict with the expectations of his family and culture, and his ultimate decision will begin his journey of great heartache but also, great love.
Under the mutable sky of the Gobi Desert, these characters find the resilience to face the harsh, brutal winters, the challenges of drought and scarcity, and the political upheaval that will threaten the nomadic lifestyle their people have practiced for generations. Sky of Ashes, Land of Dreams is the story of unforgettable characters surviving extraordinary times, a journey of self-discovery and self-determination, and a powerful exploration of love in its many forms.
Sky of Ashes, Land of Dreams is AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER NOW, only at Type Eighteen Books. Go over to our Books page for more details and to claim your copy, which will reach your mailbox BEFORE the 11-1-23 wide release.