Unity of Seven, the third volume in Peter R. Ellis’ thrilling fantasy series Evil Above the Stars will be published in January. Today we get to have a first look at the cover, and an intriguing sight it is too!
The covers of the first two volumes in the series showed us an orrery depicting the positions of the heavenly bodies in the universe of Gwlad where September first finds herself in Seventh Child. Significantly, volume 2, The Power of Seven, gave us a view of the conjunction of the planets that presaged a great battle.
Now, in Unity of Seven, we can see that the orrery is looking rather the worse for wear and somewhat tarnished. But there appears to be a bright new planet in the sky. The stage is set…
September is back home and it is still the night of her birthday, despite having spent over three months in Gwlad battling the Malevolence at the seventh conjunction of the planets. She no longer has the Maengolauseren nor the powers it gave her. It is back to facing the bullies at school and her struggles with her weight and studies, but she worries about how well the people of Gwlad have recovered from the terror of the Malevolence. She is also unsure what happened to Malice/Mairwen as the Cemegwr said that Toddfa penbaladr, the universal solvent, would join the twins together. Is Malice inside her? Could she turn to evil?
She must discover a way to return to the universe of Gwlad and the answer seems to lie in her family history. The five Cludydds before September and her mother were her ancestors. The clues take her on a journey in time and space which reveals that while in great danger she is also the key to the survival of all the universes. September must overcome her own fears, accept an extraordinary future and, once again, face the evil above the stars.