February 26, 2020

Cover Reveal + Launch Date Announced! ELDER (Firstborn Trilogy #3)

It’s finally here: the big cover reveal for Elder! I’ll be honest with you…I’m both thrilled and saddened by this event. Elder marks my sixth book in the Estilorian series. After this release, I’ll be focusing my writing energy elsewhere. Saying goodbye to characters who have been with me for this many books is awfully hard.

That said, I hope to make the Elder launch the best, most fun one yet! Helping me make this dream a reality is a group of amazing bloggers and authors. My thanks go out to all of them, and I hope you’ll drop by and visit their blogs:

A Diary of a Book Addict
Bethany Lopez
Book Briefs
Dream Reads
Ed and Em’s Reviews
Every Free Chance Book Reviews
Finding Bliss
I Read Indie Blog
I Heart YA Books
Indie Writer’s Review
Jess’s Book Blog
Jessy’s Bookends
Kate’s Tales of Books and Bands
Kissed by Ink
Lisa M. Wood
L.M. Davis
Lover of Paranormal
Mr. Book Wonder
Nori’s Closet
Sarah’s Books and Life Blog
Step Into Fiction
Support Indie Authors
Suzy Turner
The Bibliophile’s Corner
The Book Hookup
There for You Blog by Melissa M. Ringstead
Tonya Mabe
Writing on the Sunny Side of the Street
World’s Away Blog by Carlyle Labuschagne

I can’t thank everyone enough for supporting me and the Estilorians! Now…onto the reveal and launch date announcement. First, let’s check out the blurb for Elder:

ELDER (Firstborn Trilogy, Book Three)

Clara Kate is one of the eight beings needed to activate the Elder Scroll, an ancient artifact causing tragedy and darkness on the Estilorian plane. She knows that her focus needs to be on finding the final piece and stopping the evil Mercesti, but Ini-herit isn’t making it easy.

He’s working closely with Clara Kate on the quest to stop their enemies…too close for her comfort. His presence serves as a constant reminder of the love they shared on the human plane, a love that he no longer remembers at all.

Her life and the lives of those she loves are at risk, and she knows she has to put aside her personal problems. So far on their journey, she’s endured heartbreak, terror, pain and loss. She’s even been brought to the brink of death.

She thinks things can’t get any worse.

She’s wrong.

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And now, the cover reveal. As with all of the Estilorian covers, Elder was designed by the brilliant Devan Edwards of Nimbi Design. If you’re in the market, be sure to hire her! Now, a drum roll please…

What do you think??

Elder will be released on December 27th. Be sure to add it to your To-Read list on Goodreads and check back here for updates. Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. I am so happy to have been on the Estilorian ride. The cover is FANTASTIC and I can’t wait for the book.

    I too am sad to say goodbye to the lovely, vibrant and multifaceted characters. On the other hand, I can’t wait to see what else you have up your sleeve. ;-)

  2. Awesome! Congratulations!

  3. FABULOUS! LOVE IT Congrats, Raine.

  4. Aleah says:

    I CAN’T WAIT!!!! The cover looks fabulous:) And I’m sad that this will be the last one in the series, but I am so thankful that there have been so many stories in this universe and I’m excited to read anything else you write in the future! Thank you for sharing your amazing stories:)

  5. Brooke says:

    I can’t believe this series is almost over :( I have waited for every book since Becoming came out and it seems surreal that it’s ending. I’m looking forward to reading elder though! i’m so excited!!! Congratulations on an awesome two series though Raine, can’t wait for what you have next coming out! :)

    • Raine Thomas says:

      Aww…thanks so much, Brooke! As you know, the Estilorians are long-lived. You never know when they might make a brief appearance again in the future. ;)

  6. Such a pretty cover! I love how all the covers match in the color scheme and the color of eyes. =D

  7. Henrietta says:

    The cover looks beautiful! I can’t wait to read Elder – Ini-herit is one of my fav characters :)

  8. Sandy says:

    I am sad to see your books end! I loved them all!

    • Raine Thomas says:

      Thanks so much, Sandy! As I’ve mentioned to other Estilorian fans, these are immoral beings, so you never know when another story could emerge. Hopefully you’ll enjoy the other stories I plan to share. :)

  9. Pamela says:

    I have to say that I absolutely LOVE the first five covers. They are different than any other out there. They are absolutely spectacular! They are why I bought the series. While this cover is cool .. its like too many others out there .. the breathtaking factor the first five have is just not in this one. I am truly sorry to say that .. I was totally looking forward to seeing this one .. in the same light as the first ones. So I’m a little disappointed with the cover but I can’t wait to read the book. You have done a fabulous job with this series.. it is one of my all time favorites. I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us next. Thank you for sharing your wonderful gift with us.