Shadows and Crowns Hardcover Editions

Hello Gemmies! I have some new bookish news to share with you today. The Shadows and Crowns series by S.M. Gaither is getting hardcover editions with gorgeous new covers! This adult fantasy romance series is filled with luscious world-building, banter-filled enemies-to-lovers romance, and epic battles, If you haven't read it yet, I highly recommend it. Listed below is the reading order below to help get you started.


Series Reading Order:

Book One: A Song Of The Marked

Book Two: A Twist Of The Blade

Book Three: The Call Of The Void

Book Four: A Crown Of The Gods

Book Five: The Queen Of The Dawn (Final book releasing on 3/30/23)


A Song of the Marked Synopsis:

Mercenary Casia Greythorne cares about two things: Completing whatever her latest job is, and earning enough coin to buy the expensive medicine that’s keeping her mentor alive.

So when the king himself offers her a job, she can’t resist the massive reward he offers—even if it means working with Captain Elander, the arrogant, mysterious right-hand to that king.


Her partner may be infuriating, but at least their mission seems simple and quick enough: Investigate the origins of the strange plague that’s been ravaging their empire, help find a cure, and then call it a day.


But in a land brimming with old magic and meddling gods, nothing is ever that simple, and nothing is ever what it seems.


As the bodies pile up and strange monsters begin to wreak havoc throughout the realms, Cas and Elander will have to work together to protect their world whether they like it or not.


Because one thing is clear: Something ancient and evil is stirring in the shadows of that world.


And their empire will not survive its full unleashing.


Here is some information about the hardcover editions:

🗡 The Song of the Marked and A Twist of the Blade will be available wherever books are sold by the end of October.

🗡 Books 3, 4, and 5 will follow in early 2023 

🗡 Signed versions will be available in S.M. Gaither's Etsy shop (pre-order launching later this month) 

🗡 These versions will include new edits/more polished text

🗡 Dust jacket art by @coverdungeonrabbit, under-the-dust-jacket art by @alicemariapower, and interior art by @gabrielleragusiand @nataliebernardart


I've listed the original paperback editions of the first four books below. If you look at the thumbnail image of this post you will see a sneak peek of the hardcover edition of The Song Of The Marked. What do you think of the new cover? Are you excited to pick up these hardcover editions? Let me know by leaving a comment below. Happy Reading!