Cover Reveal + Review: The Crown’s Dog by Elise Kova

Posted November 6, 2016 by Anelise

Cover Reveal + Review: The Crown's Dog by Elise Kova

Hello all! Today, I’m revealing the cover for the prequel to the Air Awakens series, The Crown’s Dog by Elise Kova! The official release was on, November 4th, but whatever. I’ll just be fashionably late! Without further ado, let’s get started! (Oops, sorry for the late pub. time! I kinda forgot to schedule it last night…)

Cover Reveal + Review: The Crown’s Dog by Elise KovaThe Crown's Dog by Elise Kova
Golden Guard #1
Other Books: The Dragons of Loom
Published by Silver Wing Press on November 22nd 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Format: ARC
Source: Author

The first in an Air Awakens prequel trilogy.

A coastal summer is turned upside down by a violent murder, and a quest for lost pirate treasure turns into a hunt for the killer.

Jax Wendyll is the crown’s dog. As punishment for the unspeakable crimes that tourment him to this day, his life has been conscripted to the Empire Solaris. However, in an Empire afflicted by peace, his duties are relegated to unquestioningly aiding the antics of the youngest prince, Baldair.

Erion Le’Dan, a nobleman’s son, expects a quiet summer visit to the Imperial Palace, his only agenda to visit with his unlikely friends. But Jax’s discovery the legendary pirate Adela Lagmir’s old workroom inspires a hunt for her long lost treasure.

The pursuit of Adela’s truth takes the three men to the Imperial summer manor, built along the old pirate mainstays. When Adela’s trident is branded into a murdered servant, Prince Baldair’s summer amusement of treasure-hunting becomes a hunt to find the killer. But, as mysteries compound, the ghosts of Jax’s past may not be the only things haunting them.

Okay, you gotta admit, that cover is just gorgeous.

I was originally going to do just the cover reveal but then decided to add my review as well so I don’t have two separate posts on The Crown’s Dog so on Friday night (the day I drafted the top portion of this post), I read The Crown’s Dog so I can write my review. So, here’s the review part of this post! Also, please note I got an ARC from the author in exchange for a review.

I think the first thing I’d like to mention before going into the review is that I have actually not read the Air Awakens series yet. I’ve been meaning to for a while and I think this prequel series will give me the motive to actually start reading it. *hides from people throwing tomatoes at me*

Reading this before reading Air Awakens was a bit strange because I usually read the actual series first before reading the prequel because then I can know more about what’s going on in the story but with this, I kinda liked not knowing much about it.This story is told through both Jax and Erion’s point of view, before the time of Air Awakens. I really loved the plot and… well, I just loved the whole book.

This plotline almost made me think of a mystery story because Jax, Erion, and Baldair are looking for the murderer of a servant girl with the symbol of the legendary pirate, Adela Lagmir, on her hand. (I think I was sold on this book when I saw pirate in the summary.) I can’t wait to read more about Jax, Erion, and Baldair, as well as reading the Air Awakens series!

(PS I’m pretty sure this review is terrible, oh well. My brain feels like mush right now
so bear with me through this kinda-badly-written review that’s not very informative…



Anelise is a complete weirdo who loves to read. Aside from reading, she loves to listen to and play music. One of her favorite quotes is “I’m young but I’m not stupid.” She is a former co-blogger of Bookwyrming Thoughts.

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