A round of covers

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

This one is a great round! Enjoy!

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The first one is from one of my favorite Fantasy cover art designer these days, Marc Simonetti.  The french artist created a triptych of the three covers of the Brazilian edition of Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn original trilogy (Mistborn, Well of Ascension and The Hero of Ages).  Take a look at Vin, Kelsier and Elend in action!  Thanks to Tor.com for heads up.


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From Tor.com again, comes the cover art for the e-book edition of the omnibus of Steven Erikson saga, The Complete Malazan Book of the Fallen.  The books for just over 80 bucks... not bad.  As for the artist behind this one, the talented Kekai Kotaki!  This is another great cover art picturing Moon Spawn and the mages of the Brigeburners!


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For a second time this round, here's another Steven Erikson book, The Wurms of Blearmouth, the fifth book of the Tales of Beauchelain and Korbal Broach the two infamous necromancers from the Malazan world. Its much better than the original cover for the 2012 release. What do you think?




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Next is the UK cover art for Luke Scull second book of the Grim Company series, Sword of the North. I prefer this cover over the US one.



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Then, following the art style of his first book (Blackguard, showing a shield), here's the cover for the second novel (in the Long War series) by A.J. Smith, The Dark Blood:


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Unfettered is the anthology edited by Shawn Speakman (author of The Dark Thorn and editor at Suvudu). The book was put together to help Shawn with his debts accumulated for treating his cancer (that such a great story). Orbit unveiled the UK cover, which is great although I liked the illustration by Todd Lockwood of Shawn...



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And here's the other ones that caught my eyes, back-to-back:

The Pillars of Sand by Mark T. Barnes, book 3 of Echoes of Empire:


Valour by John Gwynne, the follow-up to Malice


Traitor's Blade by Sebastien De Castell, Penguin edition




Your impressions for this round?

3 comments:

Antonakis said...

Two of those really stand out to me. The Malazan Empire cover looks amazing and is enough to tempt anybody to buy the book even without knowing anything about it. But the one I really fell in love with is the cover for The Pillars of Sand! Wow, just wow!! This is a wonderful composition, with an amazing balance of lines, sizes and colors! And the lettering is superb also, especially that fill-in sparkling blue color! I want to buy that book just to look at it!

Brian Stewart said...

Love the covers! Especially the British ones. I'm becoming very annoyed at the fact that Britain has such better covers than North America.

Hanna W. said...

Every piece of mistborn art i've seen so far on the Internet has just been jaw-droppingly amazing. Damn you, talented folk

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