Cover art for Nathan Hawke's Gallow books

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

If you have read my 2013 coming up books post, you probably saw that the three Gallow books by Nathan Hawke will be published by Gollancz this year (it's the author debut series).  The publisher unveiled the following illustrations for the cover art of the three books by artist Alejandro Colucci.

The Crimson Shield (July)

I have been Truesword to my friends, Griefbringer to my enemies. To most of you I am just another Northlander bastard here to take your women and drink your mead, but to those who know me, my name is Gallow. I fought for my king for seven long years. I have served lords and held my shield beside common men. I have fled in defeat and I have tasted victory and I will tell you which is sweeter. Despise me then, for I have slain more of your kin than I can count, though I remember every single face. 
For my king I will travel to the end of the world. I will find the fabled Crimson Shield so that his legions may carry it to battle, and when Sword and Shield must finally clash, there you will find me. I will not make pacts with devils or bargains with demons for I do not believe in such things, and yet I will see them all around me, in men and in their deeds. Remember me then, for I will not suffer such monsters to live. 
Even if they are the ones I serve.

Cold Redemption (august)

I fought against your people, and I have fought for them. I have killed, and I have murdered. I betrayed my kin and crippled my king. I led countless warriors to their deaths and fought to save one worthless life. I have stood against monsters and men and I cannot always tell the difference. 
Fate carried me away from your lands, from the woman and the family I love. Three hellish years but now, finally, I may return. I hope I will find them waiting for me. I hope they will remember me while all others forget. Let my own people believe me dead, lest they hunt me down. Let me return in the dark and in the shadows so no one will know. 
But hope is rare and fate is cruel. And if I have to, I will fight.

Last Bastion (September)

No synopsis yet...


Nerd said...

Love the cover art, the face may be obscured but at least it isn't by the infamous hood! I love it when they release books a month apart, I'm definitely getting tired of waiting for a few series these days...

John said...

Technically,this is not a debut author series.Nathan Hawke is a pseudonym for British fantasy author Stephen Deas,he has written 7 novels so far.

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