And the Cover and Title for Book 3….

Posted by on Jun 7, 2013 in Ascendance Trilogy, book covers, Uncategorized | 56 comments

…will be announced next THURSDAY, JUNE 13! Stay tuned!ย 

In other news, I do get to make one other announcement, which is the publication of The Ascendance Trilogy in Simplified Chinese (Shanghai Zui), Japanese (Holp Shuppan), and Dutch (Lanoo Uitgeveriji). This makes a total of 16 territories/languages, which I think is pretty darn cool. As I see covers (such as the Spanish cover for THE RUNAWAY KING below), I’ll post them on each book’s page here.


So, about that cover…any guesses for the color or for the symbol image? I’m curious if anyone might get both correct.

Book 1


Book 2










Book 3…?


  1. I’m guessing that the cover’s going to be yellow with the symbols being bronze…?

  2. Oh my goodness. I am already hyper-ventilating… Can’t wait for the final reveal of the final chapter of the Ascendance trilogy… can’t wait any longer.

  3. One more week until we see the cover of book 3. Can’t wait. I better get on book 2 soon.

  4. First of all, that is SOOOO awesome about the publication of this series being available worldwide, wow!!! Thanks for sharing the spanish cover, increรญble ๐Ÿ™‚

    My guess (can i have more than one?) is a purple cover with a king’s royal robe on it. The symbols on books 1 and 2 are broken/incomplete so i would guess the robe to be incomplete or missing something on it. I got book 2 from the library, can’t wait to see book 3!! Blessings Jennifer ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I think the cover might be red or possibly black (maybe even a dark royal purple). I know, I can’t ever choose just one color. As for the symbol image, I am not sure. Maybe a chalice or a throne…or a ship. Again, not really decisive. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I think the color for book 3 will be violet and the symbol or image will be a throne. Just a guess haha ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Or maybe a scepter?

  7. You’re such a tease. Congrats on all the international sales, including to China. How awesome!

  8. Aww someone already took my guess lol I’d say a broken throne and the colour…maybe red or yellow? lol the cover could also be of a castle or kingdom? Though back to titles so far they’ve all been referring to Jaron so maybe something like “The young warrior”or “The bloodied Leader” Oh! The cover could also be a coin ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. It could also be something like “The Lost Hero” ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. My guess would be a red cover with a throne on it

  11. I just found yesterday and read in one night The Runnaway King. Went back to the library for third book today and discovered it’s not out. I’m on the edge of my seat!!!! (here in Canada) I do know the cover(probably gold) will be as stunning as the book so bring it on. When is the movie coming out if you don’t mind me asking?

    • Thank you for reading Joan – and for your patience for Book 3. No word yet on the movie…or even a guarantee there will be a movie, but keep your fingers crossed!

      • What is the third book called and do u think there will be a movie?

        • Adam, Book 3 is called The Shadow Throne, and you can see it here on this post you commented on. I hope there will be a movie, but it’s too early yet to know. Keep your fingers crossed!

  12. The kids in my class are doing a False Prince play. Too bad they didn’t think of me. I could’ve been Imogen or Amarinda. ๐Ÿ™

    • I wish you could’ve done that too! But tell them to send pics and I’ll post them in my blog. Thanks for letting me know!

      • Ok I have a guess for a color that might be on the cover. I think there will be silver because there is gold on the first one and bronze on the second. Also I think the background might be red, but I’m not sure.

      • Oh yeah, and will the first word in the title be “The” and have something to do with Jaron? Just a guess. Also, will the book have the word “I” in it? ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m guessing yes. for the part about the word I.

  13. I’m guessing either purple or yellow with the sword and crown both next to each other and neither is broken. Waiting is so hard!!!!

  14. I’m guessing red it would make sense with it being a primary color and gorse with spoiler alert!! War and blood plus it’s a royal color Manet with a jewel in crusted shield because he is defending the land ? There already was a sword and a crown . The crown shows sage being a prince is dangerous and he isn’t really a prince like guy at the beginning . The sword shows Jaron will defend his land no matter what the cost even his life . And it shows others will try to kill jaron no matter what and shows wars coming . That’s how I’m looking at it at this point.

    • I think it was his dagger. In my opinion I think it meant there is a lot of fights xD

  15. Hmmmm. A deep misty red, with a garlin falling after a toss. Or maybe….. black ๐Ÿ˜ฎ with mist! In the mist a split, and either a sword, gem, garlin, or even a key…. well what ever it is, it’s the inside that matters right? I wonder if Jargon will go as Sage again, or if Rodman will help, or if Mott will attempt to stop Jaron’s plan to save Imogen….. No the greatest wonder is’ how will things end? Who does Jaron choose… I hope he chooses me ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Roden, my tablet auto corrected…,

  16. kind of sad now. I really like this series, I ham going to be sad when its over. will you ever do anything more with jaron and the gang?

    • Thanks Ty. There aren’t any further books planned in the series right now, but one never knows… ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • No one knows…. no one is safe! I’ll go in a cheese coma if you keeping planting questions. Only a cheese coma, because I like cheese ^-^


  18. The cover is totally going to be red with either a throne, shield or helmet. Congrats on China! Your books totally deserve it. ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Thanks Xander!

    • Xander? yeeeeaaaahhh…You are not the biggest fan of hers sorry but I have you beat on that note.

      • Sophia Abdelhamid not Xander sorry

  19. Oooooh I can’t wait!

  20. I’m going to be red

  21. I bet you guys it would be red with cannons since they are at war.

  22. I guess it is a bit short for a sword (: It has to be Red though.. I like the Throne tactic because Jaron is the king but with everything going on who will end up king ? If Jaron has to fight and run Cathyra who knows what could happen ? But the last book was about throne in the little saying under the main thing there’s probably a word for that .(: But it’s the Ascendance trilogy we already have a crown so a throne would fit in with that .

  23. OMG one more day!!!!!!!!! Can’t breathe…………

  24. red cover, faded, abandoned throne? I actually have a guess for the title, too: the lost kingdom. ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. I think that the cover will be red or yellow. The symbol would either be Jaron’s lost sword, the Carthyan flag, or a silver or gold shield engraved with the Crthyan Flag. The title has to do something with war and Jaron since the other books do. Maybe like “War to Carthya” or “Battle for the Throne.”

  26. I think the background will be purple, because Jaron is finally on the throne and it is the color of royalty. Then I think there might be a throne made of gold or golden wedding bands, with maybe a pirate flag thrown in there some where.

  27. Yippee! I forgot to say I guessed the third book half right. I KNEW it would be the color red. I thought it would have the symbol of a throne, but it was a key. Still, the title said “throne” so I’m pretty correct. Also, was it in the Ascendance Trilogy that you wrote something like ‘I noticed that when people say ‘No offense,’ it usually was offensive’?

  28. Whoah, I’ve been everywhere today, but I have a question. What is the email for, because if you need it, you’ll have to ask me for I typed the wrong email for you.

  29. I just finished reading the first book (The False Prince). I could not and would not put it down! I cant wait to read the next one and I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of #3!!!

    • Thank you, Emily! I hope you’ll enjoy The Runaway King and The Shadow Throne just as much!

  30. I have a guess for the title: The fugitive king?

  31. Hey I have a question about writing books.
    So do you have to be a certain age to get a book published?

    • Dakota –

      The most important thing for someone still in school…is school. But yes, a person can be published at any age!

      • Okay great thank you!

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