Revealed through Tor.com on April 3, was the cover for Amparo Ortiz’s upcoming fantasy debut titled Blazewrath Games, which is pitched as How To Train Your Dragon meets Quidditch Through The Ages!
Set in an alternate contemporary world, Tor stated “dragons and their riders compete in a spectacular (and spectacularly dangerous) international sports tournament.”
Ortiz also shared a fact about the dragons featured on the cover via Twitter stating: “That blue dragon is called the Scottish Golden Horn. Scotland is 1 of the countries fighting for the Blazewrath World Cup! The black dragon protecting my MC is a Sol de Noche. It hails from Puerto Rico, and can light its body on fire!”
The cover art was done by Carolina Rodríguez Fuenmayor.
Alongside the cover reveal, was also an excerpt of the first chapter!
Lana Torres has always preferred dragons to people. In a few weeks, sixteen countries will compete in the Blazewrath World Cup, a tournament where dragons and their riders fight for glory in a dangerous relay. Lana longs to represent her native Puerto Rico in their first ever World Cup appearance, and when Puerto Rico’s Runner—the only player without a dragon steed—is kicked off the team, she’s given the chance.
But when she discovers that a former Blazewrath superstar has teamed up with the Sire—a legendary dragon who’s cursed into human form—the safety of the Cup is jeopardized. The pair are burning down dragon sanctuaries around the world and refuse to stop unless the Cup gets cancelled. All Lana wanted was to represent her country. Now, to do that, she’ll have to navigate an international conspiracy that’s deadlier than her beloved sport.
Blazewrath Games by Amparo Ortiz is set to be released October 6, 2020!