Crossroads of Twilight ebook cover art

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


The tenth cover art for the ebook editions of Robert Jordan's work has seen the light of day! Crossroads of Twilight ebook cover art give us a much better representation than the book deserve (as far as my taste goes for the WoT novels, this is really the worst by far). The release is set for July 20th. As with the previous covers, Tor.com posted a full description of the creation process by Greg Ruth (follow the link to his website).

I have to admit that this idea of choosing 14 different artists to redraw the covers for our beloved Wheel of Times books in electronic format was simply genius, giving the artists enough space for their creativity and resulting in amazing artwork.

The scene depicted is Perrin getting away from his axe after choosing to depart from it. Nice choice! Here's a glimpse of the explanations :
With Crossroads, we wanted to show Perrin at his breaking point. After engaging in a despicable act he, in a fit of justifiable rage, finally chooses to throw away his axe of war. The trick was getting the moment right. Attempts to show the action came across a bit cartoony. Instead, we decided to depict the minutes just after. The point was to show what Perrin, in this character-defining moment, was leaving behind.
You can see the first nine ebook covers here :

The Eye of the World
The Great Hunt
The Dragon Reborn
The Shadow Rising
The Fires of Heaven
Lord of Chaos
A Crown of Swords
The Path of Daggers
Winter's Heart

1 comments:

Alec said...

I get it, but meh. The last couple have been much better in my esteem.

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