Earlier today, Christina Henry revealed the cover for her upcoming release, Black City. This will be the fifth book in one of my favorite urban fantasy series, Black Wings.
WARNING: SPOILERS FROM THE PREVIOUS BOOK, BLACK LAMENT…
Former Agent of death Madeline Black may have been stripped of her wings—but she hasn’t lost her purpose…
When Maddy finally killed her father, Azazel, she thought his depraved experiment died with him. But now Chicago has been infested with vampires immune to the effects of the sun, and the bloodbath is worse than she could have ever imagined. While the Agency refuses to interfere with other supernatural courts, Maddy is determined to do everything within her power to save her city—wings or no wings.
But when the leader of the vampires requests that she turn herself in or risk more deaths, Maddy becomes a target for the very people she’s trying to save. Left with no other choice, she turns to Lucifer, the one creature who has the power to help her. But her grandfather’s aid has always come at a price…
I have to say what I LOVE about the first four book covers is the way that Madeline’s surroundings always created her wings. It is a statement that she’s got them, even if they are invisible to humans.
What stands out for me with this cover is the absence of Madeline’s wings. It’s a powerful statement. In addition, the colors shift from dark to bright yellow – a sign of a new beginning. So much has happened, and I cannot wait to find out what is up next for Maddy!
Black City is scheduled for release February 26, 2013 from ACE.