Cover reveal: Early Riser by Jasper Fforde

By Hodderscape Team

Posted on May 4, 2018 in Books, News with tags Jasper Fforde

Hibernation is over. Jasper Fforde is back with a new novel set in a world where every Winter, the human population goes into hibernation, protected by
an elite corps of Winter Consuls. For five months a year, they are the law. But Winter is a lawless place…

Jasper Fforde has created a truly incredible world in Early Riser and now it’s got an incredible cover to match. This cover was illustrated by Rober Frank Hunter, and you can feast your eyes on more of his work here.


Jasper Fforde’s first standalone novel – full of the imagination, wit and intelligence that has made Fforde a Number One bestseller.

Imagine a world where all humans must hibernate through a brutally cold winter, their bodies dangerously close to death as they enter an ultra-low metabolic state of utterly dreamless sleep. All humans, that is, apart from the Sleep Marshalls, a group of officers who diligently watch over the vulnerable sleeping citizens.

John Fugue is a junior Sleep Marshall who hears of a conspiracy – a viral dream is somehow spreading amongst those in the hibernational state, causing paranoia, hallucination and a psychotic episode that can end in murder. When the Marshall, John Fugue, enters the Sleepstate himself and wakes two months later, all those who knew about the dream have disappeared…

Early Riser publishes on August 2nd, and in the lead up to publication we’ll be sharing sneak peeks (and some even sneakier giveaways) on the Jasper Fforde Facebook. Join us!

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