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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Citadels of Fire Cover Reveal!!!

A whaw-hoo! It's finally arrived! The cover art for Citadels of Fire, Book 1 of the Kremlins trilogy. Citadels of Fire is slated for release on May 27, 2014. This has been SO long in coming. For details on why I've been waiting for four years to see this cover, read THIS POST.

Meanwhile, without further ado, here is the Citadels of Fire cover and description. Below is the original press release from Jolly Fish Press, Inc. I'd appreciate all the help I can get in sharing, tweeting, and posting this cover! Hope everyone loves it as much as I do! 

In a world where power is paid for in blood, no one ever aspires to more than what they were born to, and danger hides in plain sight, Inga, a maid in the imperial Russian palace, must find the courage to break the oppressive chains she’s been bound with since birth.

Inga’s life in sixteenth century Russia is bleak until a man she crossed paths with as a child returns to the Kremlin.  Taras is convinced his mother’s death when he was a boy was no mere accident and has returned to try and discover what really happened, all during the reign of Ivan the Terrible, the most brutal and notorious ruler ever to sit on the throne of Russia.

While Taras only finds lies and silence where he seeks truth, Inga struggles with the feelings of oppression that have plagued her for most of her life.  Taras gives her the chance to leave her loneliness behind forever, but the cost and future of such a liaison is uncertain and Inga is afraid.

Up against the social confines of the time, the shadowy conspiracies that cloak their history, and the sexual politics of the Russian imperial court, Inga and Taras must discover their past, plan for their future, and survive the brutality that permeates life within the four walls that tower over them, or they may end up like so many citizens of ancient Russia: nothing but flesh and bone mortar for the stones of the Kremlin wall.

JFP Press Release:
PROVO, UT—Jolly Fish Press (JFP) is proud to announce the successful acquisition of L. K. Hill's stunning historical novel, Citadels of Fire, the first installment in Kremlins, a three-book series depicting the rise and fall of fifteenth-century Russia under the violent rule of Ivan the Terrible. 
Following the literary traditions of Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth and Tracy Chevalier's Girl with a Pearl Earring, Citadels of Fire chronicles the unexpected turn of events that transpire within the walls of the Kremlin through the eyes of a palace maid as she is unwillingly pulled into the dangerous web of political espionage, royal scandals, rebellion, and savage wars, in her pursuit of love and a better life outside of the palace walls. 
In Citadels of Fire, Hill captures the grandeur of Russia in her meticulous description of a country that is both breathtaking and desolate, leaving the reader with the appetite for more, yet the fear of what comes next.Hill has a degree from Weber State University, and has won numerous writing awards, including garnering first place in the 2011 League of Utah Writer Writing Contest. Citadels of Fire is slated for a Fall 2013 release. (Source)
What do you think of the cover art for Citadels of Fire?


  1. Oooh. Taking an iconic Russian building and setting it on fire. Very edgy and cool Liesel.

  2. Love stories set in Russian and the cover is great! Look forward to reading it!

  3. Sweet! It's been so long I thought the anticipation would ruin it for me. But it didn't. I know things have changed since I first read the manuscript but the cover seems to fit perfectly! Even though it won't be until next May (Bear Lake), It will be great to have one in hand.