Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Cover Reveal: The Noctiviganti Series


These covers are fascinating. My eyes keep roaming the scene in the middle of the cover. They have a strong feel for me. I have to share these with you.

This is an eight book series, and the first three are available for you now.

A Season of Strange Dreams
The Noctiviganti series #1
By:  C.S. Thompson
Out Now!
-- On Amazon --


Description:
Jim Rankin is Noctiviganti, a “night wanderer” who can visit the world known as the Fringe in his dreams. Jim is an occult detective, a killer and a secret policeman, the warrior retainer and unquestioning servant of the Paramount, the tyrannical yet supremely beautiful queen of the Fringe. The Fringe is the world of myth and mystery from which our own world was born at the beginning of time. At its heart is a great city, the City at the Heart of Her Dreaming, and in the city is a bottomless Pit or Abyss.

In “A Season of Strange Dreams,” Jim has been in hiding for five years, wandering aimlessly from state to state after killing his best friend Frank Barnham on a botched mission for the Paramount. Prompted by messages from the spirits of the Fringe, Jim comes out of hiding and takes a Greyhound home to Nottamun, the city where he used to work with Frank before the killing.

A reckless occultist has opened a gateway to the Fringe. Someone has to stop more of the Fringe’s magic from corrupting our world. Someone has to close it. Jim unfortunately is it.


And Then the Night
The Noctiviganti series #2
By:  C.S. Thompson
Out Now!
Description:
Jim Rankin is Noctiviganti, a “night wanderer” who can visit the world known as the Fringe in his dreams. Jim is an occult detective, a killer and a secret policeman, the warrior retainer and unquestioning servant of the Paramount, the tyrannical yet supremely beautiful queen of the Fringe. The Fringe is the world of myth and mystery from which our own world was born at the beginning of time. At its heart is a great city, the City at the Heart of Her Dreaming, and in the city is a bottomless Pit or Abyss.

In “And Then the Night," Jim Rankin receives an instruction from his masters in the otherworld: "Go to Munro, Noctiviganti. You may wait in the dark no longer."

There he has a run in with a Russian mob, threatening to supplant Paramount as Queen of the Fringe.


City of Constrant Silence
The Noctiviganti series #3
By:  C.S. Thompson
Out Now!
Description:
Jim Rankin is Noctiviganti, a “night wanderer” who can visit the world known as the Fringe in his dreams. Jim is an occult detective, a killer and a secret policeman, the warrior retainer and unquestioning servant of the Paramount, the tyrannical yet supremely beautiful queen of the Fringe. The Fringe is the world of myth and mystery from which our own world was born at the beginning of time. At its heart is a great city, the City at the Heart of Her Dreaming, and in the city is a bottomless Pit or Abyss.

In “City of Constant Silence,” an unknown disease is killing people from Boston’s Chinatown to the empty spaces of the desert Southwest. Its symptoms are different with every victim: Smallpox, Ebola, the Black Plague. In his dreams, Jim Rankin is in exile in the City of Constant Silence, the Dead Guard’s secret home. Back in the mortal world, he has begun taking on jobs for money, spurred by the need to make a living while he serves the Paramount. The disease is spread through a tainted batch of methamphetamine sold by Chinese gangs in Boston, so the Chinese Triad hires Jim Rankin to find out what it is. Jim owes a debt to the Witch of Dogtown, who demands that Jim repays what he owes by singing her a song from the Book of the Black School. Seeking to delay the Witch, Jim takes the job and gets out of town.



What do you think? I find the scenes in the center of the covers stunning. The tapestry around the mirrors, like a wall, blend with the feel of the images perfectly. Kind of spooky and dreamy yet makes me want to know more, to see the relationship to the stories. And to be dream oriented. Yes, I'm curious.

Find all the books on Goodreads as well.

10 comments:

  1. Hi, this is the author of the series. Thanks for mentioning the books, and I hope you enjoy them! I think it's interesting and a bit unusual that Dark Quest chose to do all the covers with one repeating theme.

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    1. Thank you C.S. Oh, I really like the reoccuring theme with the books. And the center of the mirror changing with each. Nice touch. Thank you, and the best to you. :)

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  2. I have to agree with you, Melissa, the covers looks very beautiful! My feeling is that the images at the centre are so intense that they seem ready to suck you into the book at any moment! :)

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    1. Franny, so glad you thought so with the covers too. Yes. I just want to stare at the images in the mirrors. lol. Thank you!

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  3. It's got that old-timey feel. It's nice.

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    1. Jennifer Bielman, Yes! That's it too. I love that feel with these. :)

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  4. Thanks for the comments everyone, and thanks to Dark Quest for giving my books such interesting covers.

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