Cover Reveal + Giveaway: The Falconer by Elizabeth May

9 November, 2013 Cover Reveals, Giveaways 49 comments

I recently read The Falconer by Elizabeth May and resisted the urge to lobby my local parliament to change laws so that I could legally wed a book. Anywho, May contacted me to do the cover reveal, and the conversation went like this:

Elizabeth May: Hey, Kat, reveal my cover or I’ll shank you.

Kat Kennedy: Sorry. I’m busy throwing cats at people.

Elizabeth May:…I’ll sick the fae on you and have them play hackey sack with your kidneys.

Kat Kennedy: Ugh, just give me a sec. Some kids came onto my lawn!  I need to pelt them with airborn felines.

Elizabeth May: I’ll give you five minutes alone time with Kiaran.

Kat Kennedy: 10 minutes…

Elizabeth May: 7 minutes and you get the post up today.

So, here we go. My part of the bargain done!

Cover Reveal for The Falconer by Elizabeth May


Published by Chronicle Books May 6th 2014

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Heiress. Debutant. Murderer. A new generation of heroines has arrived.

Edinburgh, Scotland, 1844

Lady Aileana Kameron, the only daughter of the Marquess of Douglas, was destined for a life carefully planned around Edinburgh’s social events – right up until a faery killed her mother.

Now it’s the 1844 winter season and Aileana slaughters faeries in secret, in between the endless round of parties, tea and balls. Armed with modified percussion pistols and explosives, she sheds her aristocratic facade every night to go hunting. She’s determined to track down the faery who murdered her mother, and to destroy any who prey on humans in the city’s many dark alleyways.

But the balance between high society and her private war is a delicate one, and as the fae infiltrate the ballroom and Aileana’s father returns home, she has decisions to make. How much is she willing to lose – and just how far will Aileana go for revenge?


About Elizabeth May

Elizabeth May was born in California, where she lived during her formative years before moving to Scotland. She is currently working on her PhD at the University of St Andrews. When she isn’t writing or doing academics, she can be found with a camera in hand; her photography has been published on an array of book covers and in magazines.
She currently resides in Edinburgh, Scotland, with her husband. THE FALCONER is her début novel. For more information, follow her on Twitter @_ElizabethMay or visit her website


Elizabeth May is giving away a signed ARC of The Falconer to one lucky winner!

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Kat Kennedy

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Kat Kennedy is a book reviewer and aspiring author in the Young Adult genre. She reviews critically but humorously and get super excited about great books. Find her on GoodReads.
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49 Responses to “Cover Reveal + Giveaway: The Falconer by Elizabeth May”

  1. Amie

    Oh this one is pretty. I think I like it more than the UK version. Her hair color and the sword —> look so cool.

  2. Alisa

    I don’t like this cover as much as the UK one. I mean, I love her hair and clothes, but whenever I look at it, I see the knife/dagger extremely close to her throat and think of Murphy’s Law. Besides, in the UK cover, there are explosions behind her, and who doesn’t love a book with explosions?
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  3. de Pizan

    As a redhead, I approve of this cover. I’m very excited to actually read the book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. sarah c.

    I dont really like this cover as much as i liked the UK cover.. The UK stands out more -to me.. thanks for the giveaway!!!

  5. Alice

    The cover looks so bad-ass! It looks like a mixture of the Victorian era and Kill Bill, but that could just be my strange imagination. Thank you so much for the giveaway!

  6. Mona

    I love both covers really – but this one slightly more cause I really wish I had that kind of red hair. So excited!

  7. Gaby

    The cover its gorgeous!! The contrast between the colors and the girl looking all badass with the dagger, it’s awesome!!

  8. Danielle

    GAAAAAHHH IT’S SO AMAZING!!! I love it!! I’m beyond excited to read this novel and that is a fantastic cover. WOO!

  9. Gabrielle

    Oh, God! I am so excited to read this! I feel as though I’ve been patient in my wait for the US release . . . . until now, that is. There is a cover! AND IT IS BEAUTIFUL. Man alive. I need to read about this freaking fae-slayer!

  10. Sophia

    Being a redhead myself I’m very excited when I see one on a cover! I can’t wait to read this book and see what Ms. May has been creating all this time!

  11. Kamla L.

    The cover is stunning but so is the UK cover. I’m having a difficult time deciding which I like better.

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