Cover reveal for The Janus Cycle

Elsewhen Press have revealed the cover art for Tej Turner’s debut novel, The Janus Cycle.

9781908168467“Tej describes The Janus Cycle as “gritty, surreal, urban fantasy”. The over-arching story revolves around a nightclub called Janus, which is not merely a location but virtually a character in its own right. During the events that unfold in the book, we are told that Janus has a ‘shiny new sign above the door’ on walls that had been painted. This was the starting point for designer Alison. Creating an image like those that would have been used to represent the god Janus in Roman times, but making it out of neon lights fixed to a painted brick wall, was an ideal way to produce the sort of sign that nightclubs favour. Adding the book’s title and Tej’s name in the same style of neon lights was the finishing touch that makes the cover not only perfect for the book but also eye-catching.”

to read more go to the Elsewhen website here

Published by Tej Turner

Tej Turner is a writer of fantasy and science fiction. His debut novel The Janus Cycle was published by Elsewhen Press in 2015 and its sequel Dinnusos Rises was released in 2017. Both of them were described as ‘gritty and surreal urban fantasy’. He has also had short stories published in various anthologies. He has since branched off into writing epic fantasy with a novel called Bloodsworn published in early 2021. The first in his ‘Avatars of Ruin’ series. Tej Turner has spent much of his life on the move and does not have any particular place he calls ‘home’. For a large period of his childhood, he dwelt within the Westcountry of England, and he then moved to rural Wales to study Creative Writing and Film at Trinity College in Carmarthen, followed by a master’s degree at The University of Wales Lampeter. After completing his studies, he moved to Cardiff, where he works as a chef by day and writes by moonlight. He is also an intermittent traveller who every now and then straps on a backpack and flies off to another part of the world to go on an adventure. So far, he has clocked two years in Asia and a year in South America. He hopes to go on more and has his sights set on Central America next. When he travels, he takes a particular interest in historic sites, jungles, wildlife, native cultures, and mountains. He also spent some time volunteering at the Merazonia Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in Ecuador, a place he hopes to return to someday.

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