Back in October of last year, Gollancz released their catalog for spring and summer. On the catalog, the cover art for Dragon Queen by Stephen Deas wasn't really appealing (the one at the end of the post). Fortunately, it wasn't the actual cover for the book. Here's the real UK cover by the hand of Stephen Youll, who also worked on the covers for Deas US books and The Black Mausoleum (my review).
The book will be released in the UK on August 15. The blurb for the book is rather short:
In the years before the Dragons laid waste to man's empire, the fearsome monsters were used for war and as gifts of surpassing wealth to buy favour in the constant political battles that tore at the kingdoms. Notorious in these battles was the Dragon Queen. And now she is a prisoner. But no-one is more dangerous than when caged...
But Deas mentioned the following on his page about the novel and the series of books titled The Silver Kings series that started with The Black Mausoleum (maybe I should pick up Thief-Taker's Apprentice...):
The Black Mausoleum (UK August 2012) is a stand-alone sequel to the Memory of Flames series
Dragon Queen (UK May 2013) and Prince of the Storm-Dark (UK May 2014) follow more directly from the Memory of Flames series and also pick up some threads from the Thief-Taker’s Apprentice series.
The Silver King (UK May 2015) is tentatively planned to be a sequel to both The Black Mausoleum and Prince of the Storm-Dark.