Yes! That is the cover for the new book by Michael Grant and it is a thing of beauty!
I was also given the opportunity to ask him a question:
Is the Messenger of Fear based on a creature from mythology – if yes which one and if no what inspired you to create such a being?
Oh, yes, the Messenger in MESSENGER OF FEAR is inspired by grim reaper myths. An old band called Blue Öyster Cult had a song, Don’t Fear The Reaper, but I’d have to say that in the case of Messenger, you should definitely fear the reaper.
Messenger of Fear will be knocking on your door on the 28th August! Make sure you are ready!