SHADOWGLADE (the book that follows Beyond the Forest) is coming soon and here’s the cover and the proposed blurb:
It took teamwork and a clever plan to defeat the gnomes' gem master queen. And now, Lana and her allies face more dangers. Shadow is an ecological disaster. Monsters roam the land. And when Lana and her companions search the castle, they learn Sheamathan has a sentient spell book—with a bad attitude and instructions for revenge.
Imprisoned and bitter over her defeat, Sheamathan eagerly awaits the coming disasters that will punish her enemies, both human and gnome. She believes that even if they survive, there's little chance the gnomes will discover their history, or learn the secrets she's kept for generations.
But the spell book will surprise them all, changing everything.