Water’s Wrath (Air Awakens #4)

Release Date: April 26th 2016


Librarian turned sorcerer. Sorcerer turned

hero. Hero turned puppet.

The Solaris

Empire found victory in the North and, at the cost of her heart and her innocence, Vhalla Yarl has earned

her freedom. But the true fight is only beginning as the secret forces that have been lurking in the

shadows, tugging at the strings of Vhalla’s fate, finally come to light. Nowhere is safe, and Vhalla must

tread carefully or else she’ll fall into the waiting arms of her greatest foe. Or former lover.

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Previous books in the series (click on images for Goodreads links):


Cover Reveal Exclusive: My Thoughts on the Covers’ Symbolism So Far

Six months ago, almost to the day, Air Awakens came out. It was my debut novel as an independent

author, no publisher and no agent behind me, and I had no idea what would come of it. Now, six months

later, I can’t believe I’m revealing the cover on the fourth book of the Air Awakens series.

I say every cover is my favorite, because it gets harder and harder to pick. Each of the covers, in their

own way, has been perfect for the book they belong with. My cover artist, Merilliza Chan, is amazing

at taking direction and incorporating my suggestions.

Part of why each cover is perfect is because there are little hints, teasers, and call-outs to the

story within. Without giving too many spoilers, here’s a couple notes on each of the Air Awakens

covers so far!



First off, notice how Vhalla’s sash is black. In the book, the sash that

goes with her apprentice robes is cerulean. This, combined with her robes slowly turning black around

the back of the cover is indicative of sorcery making a mark on her. But she hasn’t yet committed, she

has yet to don all-black robes. The wind in her hair and sense of movement is a call-out to her affinity.

The book in her hands, is representative of three things: her work in the library, the book she exchanges

notes in, and the book she brings to the garden. Which, speaking of, the roses around her… well, if

you’ve read the book you know what, or who, those are meant to symbolize. But I told Meril I wanted something

ominous, something wicked about them. And the thorns going through them were perfect!



Here is the first cover we see our dark

prince on. Fire Falling is named after three incidents in the book… When Aldrik falls to his knees before

Vhalla in the Crossroads, the Rites of the FALLen in the Crossroads for another, and the end of the

book. Since two of the three aspects of the title of the book related to Aldrik it was only natural that he

had to be on the cover. In Fire Falling, Aldrik is beginning to function as a guiding force for Vhalla and, on

the cover, he’s looking over his shoulder at her. He can’t openly admit to their association. Vhalla’s eyes

are glowing orange and she’s alight, immersed in flame. This was done to symbolize their Bond and

Joining. That not only can his flames not harm her, but that he is connected on a mental and magical

level. She is also wearing the armor Aldrik crafted for her.



Now, the symbolism is beginning

to get heavy. Vhalla is alone again on the cover, venturing into the wilderness. She’s almost facing the

camera, symbolizing how she is growing into her own and becoming a more realized person. In the sky

above her is a fire bird. We literally see this formed in the book, but it also is symbolic of a phoenix,

rising from its own ashes. I think this works for Vhalla and Aldrik in their own ways through Earth’s End.

The cloak she’s wearing is the one she receives from Tim with slash marks. The watch in her hand was

gifted to her. And, in her other hand, we see a special sort of magic… Finally, one other note… Carved

into a tree that’s on the back of printed books is a symbol – that is actually the symbol of


About the Author


Kova has always had a passion for storytelling. She wrote her first novella, a high-fantasy, in sixth grade.

Over the years she’s honed her love of literature with everything from fantasy to romance, science

fiction to mystery, and whatever else catches her eye.

Elise lives in Saint Petersburg, Florida, where

she’s currently working on the next installment in her debut YA fantasy series: Air Awakens. She enjoys

video games, anime, table-top role playing games, and many other forms of “geekdom.” She loves

talking with fans on Twitter (@EliseKova) and Facebook (/AuthorEliseKova). Visit her

website, EliseKova.com/, for news and extras about her





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