Friday, June 12, 2015

Hidden Huntress Fan Art Competition: The Malediction Trilogy by Danielle L. Jensen - June 12, 2015

Hidden Huntress, book two of the Malediction Trilogy, was published on June 2nd, and now that you've all had a chance to read it, Angry Robot Books is excited to share with you a new fan art competition!

We all have an idea in our head of the Malediction world, but what does it look like to you? Can you imagine Tristan, in all of his handsome glory? Or how about the gorgeous glass gardens hidden away in Trollus? We'd like you to put pen to paper and show us your idea of Danielle L. Jensen's rich and beautiful world.

Danielle Jensen says 

"I am insanely excited about The Malediction Trilogy art contest! There is no greater compliment than knowing my stories have inspired someone's artwork, and I LOVE when people share those images with me. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with."

The Fan Art Competition


The competition is hosted by these four blogs each with a different topic:

The Social Potato - Humans

The Qwillery - Architecture (Trollus, Trianon, the castle and the opera house)

BookCatPin - Trolls

The Reader & The Chef - Witches, including Cécile


The competition will run from June 12, 2015 (2pm PDT) to July 12, 2015 (midnight PDT).


There is no limit to how many times you may enter the competition, so if you would like to try your hand at Marc, the opera house, and Cecile then submit your entries to the relevant blog (see above). All three entries will be considered. You may submit more than one drawing to each blog. The type of artwork is up to you!

If you do enter the competition, use the hashtag #HHArtComp and chat to other artists about their inspiration.

You may submit your Architecture artwork to The Qwillery via Twitter, Instagram or email to the theqwillery . contests @ gmail . com (remove the spaces). If you post on Twitter or Instagram please leave a link in the comments below or email the link.

At the end of the competition, I (Qwill) will choose my 3 favorite Architecture entries, which will then be submitted to Danielle L. Jensen who will pick the winning entry and 3 runners up.


The winner will receive a signed copy of the completed Hidden Huntress manuscript, a personal Skype chat with Danielle L. Jensen and a shiny Robot trophy for their shelf!

Three runners up - one from each of the other blogs - will win a Robot trophy.

All 4 winners will be entitled to a free eBook ARC copy of the third book in the trilogy before it is published in 2016.


* Artwork may be used in promotional activity / there are no restrictions to how many times you enter / any artwork deemed offensive will be disqualified from the competition.

* Artwork may also by shared on Twitter, etc. during the contest!

So get out your colored pencils, charcoal, clay, crayons, or favorite art medium (digital included) and enter the Hidden Huntress Fan Art Competition!

The Malediction Trilogy
(so far)

Stolen Songbird
The Malediction Trilogy 1
Angry Robot Books, April 1, 2014 (US/Canada)
Trade Paperback and eBook, 480 pages
Cover Art by Steve Stone @ Artist Partners

For five centuries, a witch’s curse has bound the trolls to their city beneath the mountain. When Cécile de Troyes is kidnapped and taken beneath the mountain, she realises that the trolls are relying on her to break the curse.

Cécile has only one thing on her mind: escape. But the trolls are clever, fast, and inhumanly strong. She will have to bide her time…

But the more time she spends with the trolls, the more she understands their plight. There is a rebellion brewing. And she just might be the one the trolls were looking for…

Hidden Huntress
The Malediction Trilogy 2
Angry Robot Books, June 2, 2015 (US/Canada)
Trade Paperback and eBook, 464 pages
Cover Art by Steve Stone @ Artist Partners

Sometimes, one must accomplish the impossible.

Beneath the mountain, the king’s reign of tyranny is absolute; the one troll with the capacity to challenge him is imprisoned for treason. Cécile has escaped the darkness of Trollus, but she learns all too quickly that she is not beyond the reach of the king’s power. Or his manipulation.

Recovered from her injuries, she now lives with her mother in Trianon and graces the opera stage every night. But by day she searches for the witch who has eluded the trolls for five hundred years. Whether she succeeds or fails, the costs to those she cares about will be high.

To find Anushka, she must delve into magic that is both dark and deadly. But the witch is a clever creature. And Cécile might not just be the hunter. She might also be the hunted…

About Danielle

Danielle was born and raised in Calgary, Canada. At the insistence of the left side of her brain, she graduated in 2003 from the University of Calgary with a bachelor’s degree in finance.

But the right side of her brain has ever been mutinous; and in 2010, it sent her back to school to complete an entirely impractical English literature degree at Mount Royal University and to pursue publication. Much to her satisfaction, the right side shows no sign of relinquishing its domination.

Website  ~  Twitter @dljensen_  ~  Facebook


  1. I have no artistic talent whatsoever, so I’m not sure how I’d do at this; but I’ll definitely have to consider maybe doing a digital drawing. Thanks for sharing this amazing contest Qwill – what a fabulous way to promote the book! ♥

    ~ Zoe @ Stories on Stage

    1. I hope that you'll give it a try! This is the most fun I've ever had with a competition!