Readers, do I have a treat for you today! I am very pleased to be a part of the team for the EVOCATION cover reveal, which is S.T. Gibson’s first book of The Summoner’s Circle. Thank you, Angry Robot, for the opportunity!
When a family curse threatens the life of David, a medium, he will turn to the only person he’s ever trusted, his sorcerer ex-boyfriend, Rhys—which means he will have to open his heart to Moira, Rhys’s astrologer wife.
Themes in EVOCATION include spiritualism, relationships, fortune-telling, Tarot, polyamory, secret societies, magical systems, religious traditions, divinity, and magical communities.
If you enjoyed S.T. Gibson’s A DOWRY OF BLOOD, then you’re probably as excited as I am for the EVOCATION cover reveal.
Perhaps I should stop being a tease now.
Let’s get on with the big EVOCATION cover reveal!
Actually, let’s learn more about the book and author first!
About the Book
Author: S.T. Gibson
Series: The Summoner’s Circle Book 1
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Angry Robot
Publish Date: May 28, 2024
Links: Preorder link and Spotify playlist
The day David and Leda Aristarkhov’s occultist father died, David bought himself an Audi, drank every drop of liquor in the house, and abandoned his life as a teen psychic prodigy. Now pushing thirty, David is a Boston attorney, moonlighting as a medium for a secret society.
But when the Devil comes to collect on a deal David’s ancestor made, he reluctantly reaches out to his sorcerer ex-boyfriend Rhys for help. However, to get to Rhys, David will have to befriend Moira, Rhys’s astrologer wife.
As they combine their powers in an attempt to unravel the century-old curse – whilst also navigating the dangerous hold the family house has over David – the trio gets a little too close for comfort.
But if they don’t break the curse by David’s thirtieth birthday, he won’t live long enough for everyone to figure out their feelings for each other…
Meet David, Rhys, Moira, and Leda for the first time as they navigate magic-riddled Boston through hierarchical secret societies, familial bonds from beyond the grave, and much more in this gorgeous, richly imagined novel.
Content Warnings: Discussion of and depiction of alcoholism; An addiction relapse; Smoking; Marriage in trouble; Discussions of physical and emotional childhood abuse; Discussions of infidelity; Life-threatening magical curses; Consensual sexual content
About the Author
Saint is the British Fantasy Award and Goodreads Choice Award-nominated author of A Dowry Of Blood, the Sunday Times bestseller and B&N Best Horror Book of 2022. A graduate of the creative writing program at the University of North Carolina at Asheville and the theological studies program at Princeton Seminary, she currently lives in New England with her partner, two spoiled cats, and vintage blazer collection.
There’s even a gif that shows off the gorgeous foiling that will be on the cover!
What do you think?! I absolutely LOVE all of the details on this cover. I can’t wait to see it in person!