SERVANT MAGE: cover reveal

While some will have seen this elsewhere, I am delighted to share with you all the spectacular cover for my forthcoming tordotcom publishing novella SERVANT MAGE (January 2022). The artist is Tommy Arnold. Editor Lee Harris and Editorial Assistant Sanaa Ali-Virani have been busy turning the ms into a book.

They choose their laws to secure their power.

Fellion is a Lamplighter, able to provide illumination through magic. A group of rebel Monarchists free her from indentured servitude and take her on a journey to rescue trapped compatriots from an underground complex of mines.

Along the way they get caught up in a conspiracy to kill the latest royal child and wipe out the Monarchist movement for good.

But Fellian has more than just her Lamplighting skills up her sleeve…


“[This] is an absolute gem of a story, a peek into a fascinating, fully realized world that manages to explore issues of power, consent, class and destiny before turning over some of fantasy’s tropes completely on their head. I loved it.”   —S. A. Chakraborty

“A rich and atmospheric lacework of worldbuilding, politics and magic—and of one woman’s journey to find her place in the wake of a revolution. Mesmerising, relentless and sharp.”   —Aliette de Bodard


The Macmillan Publishing page has more information and options for pre-ordering at your venue of choice.


Oh, you STILL want a Finn photo? All right.

Thank you all. I could not do this without you.

Kate Elliott

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