Exclusive cover reveal for Clay Harmon’s Into the Rift

Last Updated on February 23, 2024

With Into the Rift, book two in Clay Harmon’s The Rift Walker series, only months away releasing on July 2nd 2024, we are ramping up our excitement for its release. Our reviewer loved Flames of Mira, saying:

With a cool magic system, interesting world, and morally grey characters plagued by tough decisions, it is a story that fans of grimdark will devour.

You can read our full review here, but for now, keep scrolling because it’s time to get a little bit into what the book is about, and then get into this gorgeous cover art by Larry Rostat.

About Into the Rift

A fantasy world like no other. A unique magic system. Into the Rift takes us back to the thrilling story begun in Flames of Mira, and continues the tale of Jakar.

After defeating the mercenary army that threatened his home, Jakar sets out with Efadora – the only person left with the power to bind him – across the Rift. He hunts the cultists who enslaved him, intent on ending their trade in elemental children, but he remembers little beyond that his search begins in the legendary city of Sulian Daw.

Back in Mira, the Foundry’s rhidium – the rare mineral that grants them extraordinary power – has gone missing and is feared stolen by the rebellious faction that seeks to bring down the Sovereign. Ester, fledgling Smith of the Foundry, is tasked with tracking it down.

If she fails, the Sovereign will rain death upon all those who oppose him, costing thousands of innocent lives.

A note from Clay Harmon on the cover art for Into the Rift

Larry Rostant created an absolute banger of a cover for Book 2, and I couldn’t be happier. As you can probably guess from the artwork, the story of Into the Rift leans more into the Lovecraftian worldbuilding that creates the foundation for both the magic system and much of the history that has become lost in the land of Ra Thuzan. Our main characters, Jakar and Efadora, along with a new POV character that you first met in Flames of Mira, will soon uncover part of the mystery behind these eldritch gods, as well as get a taste of their awful, mind-destroying beauty. While reading, you may also get a sense of the influence these gods have had across countries and civilizations that extend far into the past. If a magic system inspired by Lovecraftian horror and hard science sounds appealing to you, this series is for you.

Cover reveal for Into the Rift by Clay Harmon

As with Solaris’ new cover for Flames of Mira this is another gorgeous, moody cover, and with Jeremy Szal‘s recommendation on the top there, you know this needs to be on your TBR.

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Adrian Collins

Adrian Collins runs Grimdark Magazine and loves anything to do with telling darker stories. Doesn't matter the format, or when it was published or produced--just give him a grim story told in a dark world by a morally grey protagonist and this bloke's in his happy place. Add in a barrel aged stout to sip on after a cheeky body surf under the Australian sun, and that's his heaven.