Image description: A book cover for ‘Spear by Nicola Griffith’. The background is charcoal, shading to black at the bottom, with the author’s name at the top in orange-red and the title, at the bottom, and ‘from the author Hild’ in white. The main image is of a great hanging bowl of black iron with inlaid figures and great bronze escutcheons for the hanging hooks. It is wreathed about by smoke and flame and fumes, and the fumes form images: in white, woods with a woman and a stone and a sword; about the trees, shading to orange, is an figure with a spear on a horse; a fort gate and box palisade, and over all, flying up in the smoke towards the author’s name, two birds. Above the book, a notice ‘Coming 4.19.22…’

Want to read Spear two months before it’s published? Goodreads is giving away 25 advance readers copies between now and February 18. Good only for residents of the US and Canada.

Good luck!