Sentinels of Eden #4
Coming in June 2019
שָׁמַר shâmar, shaw-mar’; a primitive root; properly, to hedge about (as with thorns), i.e. guard; generally, to protect, attend to, etc.:—beward, be circumspect, take heed (to self), keep(-er, self), mark, look narrowly, observe, preserve, regard, reserve, save (self), sure, (that lay) wait (for), watch(-man).
I’m so excited to be able to share with you the cover for the epic final instalment of the Sentinels of Eden. Created by the super-talented Bek White and Elijah Toten, together they have managed to combine the opalescent feel of the previous books with a sword that is literally out of this world.
Ancient religious records of the ‘spinning-sword-flame’ that guards the way to the Garden of Eden are some of the world’s earliest references to any sword at all, so whether or not you believe its existence to be myth or fact, it’s still incredibly significant. Feel free to spend some time down the internet rabbit hole of ancient Sumerian and Mesopotamian myths the way I just did then (honestly, I tried to look up one little thing. Suddenly I’m searching up the Anu-Naki, Eridu, the Book of Enoch – it’s all fascinating!)
My point is that this sword needed to reflect its sacred and historical value. Bek White did a superb job of bringing it to life. Doesn’t it look glorious?
I have been fortunate to have all four covers in this series developed by Elijah Toten, who managed to piece together my rather vague instructions about a tree, an opal and ‘give it an earthy-rocky feel’ into something that looks both beautiful and magical. Once again, Elijah has done some brilliant work. My sincere thanks go to both Bek and Elijah for lending me their expertise.
When the Cherubim were stationed at the portal to the Garden of Eden, becoming the first of the Shamar, they were gifted with abilities that would help them in their task to keep Eden hidden from the rest of the world.
Now Annie has been gifted with memories she would rather not face. Memories that may help to find the truth behind the theft of the sacred sword of Eden. Memories that could help keep Lainie and Noah safe from the ancient evil that is compelled to hunt them down.
For without the Shamar, who will be left to protect the sacred Garden?
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