The Troll King Cover Reveal!!!

Howdy folks!

Today is my birthday.  Eye of the Moonrat came out in May of 2012 and yet here I am in August of 2015 and The Troll King will be my tenth book. It feels crazy. I may not be that big of a success story in the writing world, but I’m living my dream. Today I am 39 years old. I can see the top of the hill on the horizon and yet I feel like my writing career has barely started.

I have had the finished cover in hand for a few weeks now, but I have been waiting to reveal it because I still had so much work left to do on the book. This morning I woke up and thought why not? Here it is. (Click to enlarge.)


Renu did a lovely job with the cover. My vision was pretty ambitious, a scene from the first chapter of the book. The Troll King is sitting in The Lone Chair, a holy place in the ruins of KhanzaRoo, the ancient city that was once the capital of Malaroo before Mellinda, the Troll Queen invaded it.  The Troll King is a fascinating dichotomy and I think she captured his essence perfectly.

Here is the back cover blurb:


 He was born a king. Half troll and half man, he crawled from the womb of a god and found himself leader of a deformed but powerful race. As he struggles to lead his people Mellinda slithers into their midst. She wields the Rings of Stardeon and she has her own plans for his people.

 A prophet has been taken. A demon army joins the enemies of the grove. Will Justan’s might and Tarah Woodblade’s powers be enough to help Jhonate’s people protect the Jharro Grove? It may all depend on the choices made by The Troll King.

The Troll King is Book Four of The Jharro Grove Saga.”

What do you think? The full paperback cover is below.



Planned release date for The Troll King is the end of August. I’ll let you know more when we get there.

In between now and then, I plan to post the first couple chapters here on the site to whet your appetites!

Thanks and please leave comments below.

Trevor H. Cooley

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28 Responses to The Troll King Cover Reveal!!!

  1. faithhart43 says:

    I am a new fan of your work!! Unfortunately, I am limited to audio versions so I am waiting for Book 4. Do you know yet when Audible will be releasing Part Two of the Saga?

  2. Zek says:

    Man, these books are so good. My dad read them first, them made me read them. Thank you so much

  3. prhonor says:

    Love the new book cover… can’t wait for it to come out.

  4. Diana Geiger says:

    Trevor, I am so thrilled you decided to self publish. The publication companies really made a big mistake. I have read literally thousands of books. You are ever bit of riveting as well as great a storyteller as the greats. Just finished The Ogre Apprentice last night and was so disappointed the series had come to an end. Checked Facebook today and found out another was coming at the end of August. Thank you for enriching my life!
    Diana Geiger
    Author Exotic Pets: Family Guide

    • Thanks, Diana! I am so glad that you’ve enjoyed the books. There is much more to come.Two more books in the Jharro Grove saga (Including the Troll King) and there will be two more sagas in the series in the coming years. I also have two unrelated series that I am planning on.

  5. Brian Wallace says:

    I love your entire series. I’m trying to write a book myself. I’ll eleven chapters in and going. What war or like when you started your first book?

    • When I started writing my first book, I had been working on the ideas for the characters and story for years, some of it coming from when I was a teenager. I used to talk about the story all the time and my wife finally made me write it. The manuscript that eventually became books one and two took me about a year and a half to write. I was working full time during that period and could only write on nights and weekends.

      What helped me keep going was constant prodding by my wife and the support of friends and family. Then came years of rewrites and rejected submissions to publishers, but don’t let that story intimidate you. Every writer has their own journey.

      The best advice I can give you is first to finish your book. So many writers start many projects but never finish one. Then, once your book is done you need to polish it. Show it to people you know. Let them help you edit it and give you advice.

      • I have been doing just that. When i first started this years ago I had the first three chapters done and I sent it off to a publishing company for s&g’s not expecting to hear back from them. I was completely surprised when I was contacted and they wanted to publish it. I had only the three chapters done and had no idea what direction why book was going to head in. Until very recently it was on the back burner to everything else in my life. My wife, brothers, and some friends kept asking me whatever happened to the book I started. My laptop that I had originally been writing on got stolen so I thought it was gone. But then i remembered that I had emailed it to a couple people. After getting it back and getting a new laptop I really started diving back in. I’m hoping that when its done it is a work that will interest people and want them to read more. I know you are probably very busy but i have the first eleven chapters posted on my tumblr page. If you get a chance can you take a glance at it and tell me what you think? I know this is probably not your style by I’m hoping f I can catch the interest of an accomplished author such as yourself it will lend some validation to my ideas. The link is here ( ) and if not I understand. Thank you for replying to my comment, and once again can’t wait for the next book.

        • Wow, Brian. It is very impressive that you were able to grab a publisher’s interest with only three chapters finished. Most of them won’t even look at a fiction novel unless it is complete and very nearly without error.

          I will try to find time to look at the chapters, but it may be awhile. I am really pushing to get this next book done and I don’t have much time open to me. Until then, good luck. And don’t give up. Get that book finished.

  6. Doreen says:

    Beautiful cover, thank you. I really enjoy your writing.

  7. Nicholas says:

    I have loved all your books and I am looking forward to this one

  8. I have been waiting for this for a loooong time(not a jab at you mr. Cooley, I’m just an impatient guy when it comes to stuff I like ;-)).
    Really looking forward to this, keep up the great work!

  9. Didn’t you know, that’s not a hill. It’s a mountain in the distance and as you get closer you’ll realize how much perspective you still lack. Keep up the good work. Looking forward to the next book.

  10. steven says:

    Can’t wait for this to come out will this be the last in the jharro grove series or will there be five like bowl of souls

  11. Tim Karas says:

    Highly enjoyed the art work, front and back side, for the upcoming Troll King book. You mentioned that the release date will be at the end of August. Will
    you be taking pre-orders for the book on the Amazon site?

    • I won’t be doing pre-orders because I have to give Amazon an exact date and I don’t like doing that. I want to release the book when I’m ready and as soon as I’m ready without feeling forced to release it sooner or have wait if I’m finished early.

Just tell me what you dag-gum think!