Today on my blog I am excited to be helping reveal the cover for Jati’s Wager, the second book in the Science Fiction Wind Tide series by Jonathan Nevair. Thank you to Storytellers on Tour, Justine and Timy for having me along!
About the Author
Jonathan Nevair is a science fiction writer and, as Dr. Jonathan Wallis, an art historian and Professor of Art History at Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia. After two decades of academic teaching and publishing, he finally got up the nerve to write fiction. Jonathan grew up on Long Island, NY but now resides in southeast Pennsylvania with his wife and rambunctious mountain feist, Cricket.
And now, without any more hesitation, what we are all waiting for … the beautiful cover:
Jati’s Wager by Jonathan Nevair
Series: Wind Tide (#2)
Published: August 18, 2021
Genre: Science Fiction, Space Opera, LGBTQ+
Cover art: Zishan Liu (https://www.artstation.com/makie)
Cover design: Jessica Moon
A space opera heist brimming with action, twists, and turns that doubles as a story of personal growth, mentorship, and sacrifice.
Ailo is a streetwise teen surviving alone on the remote moonbase, Tarkassi 9. She wants nothing more than to flee into the wider world of the Arm. When her chance arrives, she makes it no farther than the first ship out of the system. That’s where Jati, the Patent War veteran and general fighting the Monopolies, gives her a second chance. It’s an unlikely partnership, but Ailo’s rogue status is just what Jati’s People’s Army needs to drive the final spike of victory into a weakening Garissian Council.
A team of experts assembles and hope rests on Ailo’s skill, stealth, and tenacity to pull off the impossible. It’s a wild gambit, and a moral code may need to be bent, or broken, to achieve success. When an internal shadow rises, casting doubt on their plans, Ailo and Jati are forced to weigh the cost of revenge against honor and justice.
Jati’s Wager is the sequel to the space opera, Goodbye to the Sun, which I thoroughly enjoyed reading earlier this year. Here is my review of it. I can’t wait to read Jati’s Wager.