Cover week - Esslemont and Hulick

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The cover week continues!

The first two covers are from the upcoming follow-up to Among Thieves by Douglas Hulick (my review here), titled Sworn in Steel. The first one is the UK cover art which is way better than its US counterpart even though it's not stellar.  The last one is the cover art for the fourth Malazan novel by Ian C. Esslemont, Orb, Sceptre, Throne (kind of a weird title).  The artist behind the work is Steve Stone who is behind illustrations used for covers for books by Raymond E. Feist, Chris Evans, Stephen King and Steven Erikson.



P.D.Blake said...

Honestly, I prefer the second cover. It conveys a bit more of the fantasy element. The first one might well be a good, old-fashioned swashbuckler.

Bets Davies said...

All of them were well executed but I thought lame in composition and character. Like what's with the last one? How phallic can you make a sword?

Phil said...

Humm.... Bets you're right... now that you mention it, it's probably too much suggestive! :)

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