ONE WORD KILL Cover Reveal

I’m absolutely thrilled to reveal this fantastic cover from 47North, Amazon Publishing’s sci-fi and fantasy imprint for the first book of  Mark Lawrence’s upcoming science-fiction trilogy:



It will be published in April 2019 in the UK, New Zealand, Australia, the US and Canada. 

Mark’s editor, Jack Butler said: “ONE WORD KILL is a stylish blend of nostalgia and futuristic, sci-fi fun. We wanted a cover which hinted at the surrealism within the story without sacrificing any of the 80s gaming element. It was a fantastic cover to work with Mark on and we think it perfectly reflects the gripping narrative inside.”


“In January 1986, fifteen-year-old boy-genius Nick Hayes discovers he’s dying. And it isn’t even the strangest thing to happen to him that week.

Nick and his Dungeons & Dragons-playing friends are used to living in their imaginations. But when a new girl, Mia, joins the group and reality becomes weirder than the fantasy world they visit in their weekly games, none of them are prepared for what comes next. A strange—yet curiously familiar—man is following Nick, with abilities that just shouldn’t exist. And this man bears a cryptic message: Mia’s in grave danger, though she doesn’t know it yet.  She needs Nick’s help—now.

He finds himself in a race against time to unravel an impossible mystery and save the girl. And all that stands in his way is a probably terminal disease, a knife-wielding maniac and the laws of physics.

Challenge accepted.”


One Word Kill, the first book of the Impossible Times series can be already pre-ordered  on Amazon both in the UK and in the US.



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