The Other Way by Derrick Smythe cover reveal

Cover Reveal: The Other Way by Derrick Smythe

Organized by Storytellers On Tour, today, along with several other bloggers, we present to you the cover of The Other Way by Derrick Smythe! Make sure to check out their posts as well!

The Other Way is Derrick Smythe’s upcoming second book in the Passage to Dawn Epic Fantasy series, set to be published on November 8, 2021.

Meet the Author
Derrick Smythe

Derrick Smythe has been fascinated with all things elvish, dwarvish, and magical since his days of running through the woods with sharpened sticks in defense of whatever fortification he and his brothers had built that summer. After consuming nearly every fantasy book he could find, he was driven to begin work on one of his own. When he isn’t dreaming up new stories, he can be spotted hiking the Adirondack Mountains or traveling the world. He currently resides near his hometown in upstate New York with his enchanting wife, ethereal daughters, and his faithful-if-neurotic Australian Shepherd, Magnus.

Derrick’s debut novel, The Other Magic, is the first installment in his epic fantasy series, Passage to Dawn. A series prequel, To Earn the Sash, released on November 30, 2020 and the second book in the series titled, The Other Way, is scheduled for release in November of 2021.

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Book Cover
The Other Way by Derrick Smythe

Cover by: Alexandre Rito (

Book Blurb

The award-winning series continues in Book 2, The Other Way!

The Empire continues to lay waste to all who stand in their way…

Kibure’s captors are willing to teach him to control his magic, but such training is not given freely. And not everyone who offers help means well.

Will Kibure become the wizard he needs to be in time to save his people?

Meanwhile, Prince Aynward is framed for the worst of crimes: patricide and kingslaying. His sister, Dagmara, determines to help him escape judgment, but how many will have to die in order to keep Aynward from the gallows? Their journey will reunite them with old friends and bring Dagmara face to face with the legendary creatures known as Lumáles, but is she worthy to ride? And what happens when the Kingdom is overrun by the Empire and their sorcerers?

Don’t miss the second installment in an epic fantasy series abounding with unexpected heroes, betrayal, magic, and non-stop adventure. This series will continue to be enjoyed by fans of Brandon Sanderson, Robert Jordan, Michael J. Sullivan, Edward W. Robertson, and Michael Wisehart.


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