Erin and her publisher, Arthur A. Levine Books, are putting the finishing touches on her second novel, entitled Sorrow's Knot. The book is due to come out this fall and, earlier this week, Erin was granted permission to reveal the cover. I think it kicks ass, as they say, and I'm sharing it to you here:
The back cover blurb reads as follows:
"At the very edge of the world live the Shadowed People. And with them live the dead.
"There, in the village of Westmost, Otter is born to power. She is the proud daughter of Willow, the greatest binder of the dead in generations. It will be Otter's job someday to tie the knots of the ward, the only thing that keeps the living safe.
"Kestrel is in training to be a ranger - one of the brave women who venture into the forest to gather whatever the Shadowed People can't live without and to fight off whatever dark threat might slip through the ward's defenses.
"And Cricket wants to be a storyteller - already he shows the knack, the ear - and already he knows a few dangerous secrets.
"But something is very wrong at the edge of the world.
"Willow's power seems to be turning inside out. The ward is in danger of falling. And lurking in the shadows, hungry, is a White Hand - the most dangerous of the dead, whose very touch means madness, and worse.
"Suspenseful, eerie, and beautifully imagined."
Sorrow's Knot will be available at better bookstores everywhere this fall.