The Warrior by Stephen Aryan Cover Reveal

Cover Reveal: The Warrior by Stephen Aryan

Along with a couple of lucky bloggers, I’m happy to take part in the cover reveal of Stephen Aryan‘s upcoming Fantasy novel, The Warrior, the sequel to The Coward, which is set to be released on August 9th, 2022 by Angry Robot Books.

Meet the Author
Stephen Aryan

Stephen Aryan is the author of the Age of Darkness and Age of Dread trilogies. His first novel, Battlemage, was a finalist for the David Gemmell Morningstar Award for best debut fantasy novel. It also won the inaugural Hellfest Inferno Award in France. He has previously written a comic book column and reviews for In addition, he has self-published and kickstarted his own comics.

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Book Cover

How it started…

The Coward by Stephen Aryan

How it’s going

The Warrior by Stephen Aryan

Cover by: Kieryn Tyler (

Book Blurb

A sequel to 2021’s hugely successful The Coward, a fantasy duology with an engaging anti-hero that is perfect for fans of Joe Abercrombie or Anna Smith Spark.

The story of Kell Kresia continues in Book II of the gripping fantasy duology. Kell, two time saviour of the Five Kingdoms, is now the King of Algany. He has fame, power, respect, and has never been more miserable…

Bound, by duty and responsibility, Kell is King only in name. Trapped in a loveless marriage, he leaves affairs of state to his wife, Sigrid. When his old friend, Willow, turns up asking him to go on a journey to her homeland he can’t wait to leave.

The Malice, a malevolent poison that alters everything it infects, runs rampant across Willow’s homeland. Desperate to find a cure her cousin, Ravvi, is willing to try a dark ritual which could damn her people forever. Journeying to a distant land, Kell and his companions must stop Ravvi before it’s too late.While Kell is away Reverend Mother Britak’s plans come to a head. Queen Sigrid must find a way to protect her family and her nation, but against such a ruthless opponent, something has to give… 

Looks kick-ass, isn’t it? Keep an eye out for more info to come on Stephen’s and Angry Robot Books’ social media platforms!