A round of covers

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Four new covers for our viewing pleasure.. or displeasure.  Here comes Tchaikovsky, Dyachenko and Fultz.


To follow up on three weeks ago when the cover art unveiling of the first two novels of the Shadows of the Apt series by Adrian Tchaikovsky in paperback edition took place, here comes the next two novels, Blood of the Mantis and Salute the dark.  The artist behind the work is Alan Brooks again and I included the previous UKand US covers.


Next up is The Scar by Sergey and Marina Dyachenko from Ukraine.  The novel will be on February 2012 and is the second novel in a series called "Wanderers Cycle" who is said by the authors to stands strong for itself. It won an award for best original fantasy novel published in Russia in 1997.  Here's the beautiful cover art and the blurb :

Reaching far beyond sword and sorcery, The Scar is a story of two people torn by disaster, their descent into despair, and their reemergence through love and courage. Sergey and Marina Dyachenko mix dramatic scenes with romance, action and wit, in a style both direct and lyrical. Written with a sure artistic hand, The Scar is the story of a man driven by his own feverish demons to find redemption and the woman who just might save him. 
Egert is a brash, confident member of the elite guards and an egotistical philanderer. But after he kills an innocent student in a duel, a mysterious man known as “The Wanderer” challenges Egert and slashes his face with his sword, leaving Egert with a scar that comes to symbolize his cowardice. Unable to end his suffering by his own hand, Egert embarks on an odyssey to undo the curse and the horrible damage he has caused, which can only be repaired by a painful journey down a long and harrowing path. Toria, the woman whose fiancé Egert killed, hates Egert, and is saddened and numb, but comes to forgive the drastically changed Egert. 


Finally, Orbit launched the cover art for Seven Princes by John R. Fultz. This is the first novel in an epic fantasy trilogy (the author's debut) named Books of the Shaper.  The illustration was done by Richard Anderson.  Here it is with the blurb :

An ancient sorcerer slaughters the King of Yaskatha and his court before the unbelieving eyes of the young Prince D’zan. From that moment the fugitive Prince is driven by one thought – he must regain his father’s stolen throne. The lives of six foreign Princes are tied to D’zan’s fate as he seeks allies for his cause.
In a land where Men and Giants battle side by side against ancient monsters and terrifying sorcery, only one thing is certain – war is coming.


Bets Davies said...

Wow. I am so impressed by the sense of motion in Adrian's most recent covers with Brooks!

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