The blurb has also been finalized:
All Alphonse wants is a quiet summer at home before his final months at university. What he gets is a half-dead stranger on his doorstep and the task of delivering a package to the leader of his home country. Not long after he boards a train toward the capital, he's attacked by knights, elite soldiers of the neighboring king.
Alphonse is temporarily rescued by Mairwyn, a mechanic with a haunted past and a deep hatred of knights. Together, they attempt to carry out Alphonse's urgent errand, only to learn that if they fail, countless people will die.
And even if they succeed, they may not be able to prevent the war that lurks on the horizon.
In anticipation of the book's February 21, 2012 release date, I'm setting up a blog button for anyone who would like to help me spread the word. Then, on February 21*, if you post about the release of the book, you will be entered to win an e-copy of the book. I'll be giving away several e-copies. To find out how to participate, go here: Rising Release & Info
*Note: As some people don't post on their blogs on Tuesdays, if you're unable to do it Tuesday but willing to do this on Monday the 20th or Wednesday the 22nd instead, that would be equally awesome.
Finally, if you'd like to read the beginning of the book, you may now do so here: Rising Excerpt