The cover was designed by Marek Purzycki. You can find more examples of his work at http://igreeny.deviantart.com/.
The release date for the book will be announced very soon.
As for the story…
To the Ors, history and memory are indivisible.
Since the bloody birth of the cosmos, the death of their god, the Golden Light, has haunted them. The coming of a great darkness portends his return.
His would-be prophet, the Harbinger of the Dawn, was a pariah, but now few remain who would dare to challenge his authority. He is slowly reshaping a peaceful society into a genocidal war machine.
Grael Erol and the other inhabitants of the village of Pigsknuckle are unaware of this bright power rising beyond their mountains. However, an unlikely ally strives to protect them. For generations, the Gilt Spider has scourged their mountains and terrorized their dreams. Now, he may hold the only chance for their survival.
A BRIGHT POWER RISING is the first volume of THE GOLDEN RULE duology.