Tuesday, April 18, 2017

#FanMade: Cover Art For 'Lethal White' By Robert Galbraith (Cormoran Strike Book 4, US And UK Editions)

A few days ago J.K. Rowling started a guessing game in twitter that fueled my excitement for the fourth Cormoran Strike book. She let millions of her fans guess the official title of the said book with the following clues:


There were a lot of brilliant guesses, and the funny ones are almost uncountable... Until one Big Daddy guessed it right: Lethal White. This initiated some more frenzy among the fandom and I am not surprised because the Cormoran Strike novels are such a very good and enjoyable read. I really have to satiate my hunger for the said book and only creating fan-made covers for it will I ever have some mental peace.

Check out the fan-made covers I created for Legal White by Robert Galbraith (a pseudonym of J.K. Rowling). I did my best to be true to the original designs of the first three books in the series.

US Edition

Lethal White by Robert Galbraith (US Edition)


UK Edition

Lethal White by Robert Galbraith (UK Edition)

No official release date has been set yet, much less the teasing synopsis. Robert Galbraith is still writing and working hard on it. Only some chapters have been finished and there will be more drafts after that. Hopefully we can expect a late 2017 release in the latest.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Cover Reveal: 'Oathbringer' (Stormlight Archive Book 3) By Brandon Sanderson Gets Different Yet Interesting Layout

The books in Stormlight Archive are not just showcasing beautifully written epic wonders, but they also feature art works by different artists that author Brandon Sanderson liked. Each book features a couple of new artists and they add more character and color to the book.

The art for the third book in the said series is no exception. The cover has been revealed and it is nothing short as interesting. The art for the cover (along with some of the internal illustrations) was crafted by Michael Whelan, and you can see more of the process in this post.

Check out the cover for the third book in the Stormlight Archive, Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson.

Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson

You can check this cover side by side the first two covers.

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

Words of Radiance

The only issue the OCD demon in me found is the change in the layout, which makes it interesting. After having a female (not objectified) character in the cover why did the art department decided to slightly change the layout, putting the title at the bottom of the page, This is different to the first two male dominated covers in the series. Why, h why?

In general, there is no question that the cover is stunning! I just only hope the OCD monster will keep quiet.

Synopsis

The eagerly awaited sequel to the #1 New York Times bestselling Words of Radiance, from epic fantasy author Brandon Sanderson at the top of his game.

In Oathbringer, the third volume of the New York Times bestselling Stormlight Archive, humanity faces a new Desolation with the return of the Voidbringers, a foe with numbers as great as their thirst for vengeance.

Dalinar Kholin’s Alethi armies won a fleeting victory at a terrible cost: The enemy Parshendi summoned the violent Everstorm, which now sweeps the world with destruction, and in its passing awakens the once peaceful and subservient parshmen to the horror of their millennia-long enslavement by humans. While on a desperate flight to warn his family of the threat, Kaladin Stormblessed must come to grips with the fact that the newly kindled anger of the parshmen may be wholly justified.

Nestled in the mountains high above the storms, in the tower city of Urithiru, Shallan Davar investigates the wonders of the ancient stronghold of the Knights Radiant and unearths dark secrets lurking in its depths. And Dalinar realizes that his holy mission to unite his homeland of Alethkar was too narrow in scope. Unless all the nations of Roshar can put aside Dalinar’s blood-soaked past and stand together―and unless Dalinar himself can confront that past―even the restoration of the Knights Radiant will not prevent the end of civilization.

Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson will be released on November 14, 2017.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Cover Reveal: 'The Seven' (Book 3 Of The Vagrant Trilogy) By Peter Newman

I've been waiting for the unveiling of the cover of Peter Newman's final The Vagrant trilogy book, called The Seven, for months. Ever since The Vagrant open my eyes to a new kind of dark world I've been dying to know what's going to happen next. I am currently half way through the second book called The Malice.

I was assuming that cover should be revealed a few months prior to the book's actual release and yet I just realized that the UK editions do their cover reveal one month prior. I think that adds more thrill to the UK readership, but I don't think it would be applicable to the demographics on the other side of the world.

Check out the cover of The Seven by Peter Newman with cover art by Jaime Jones.

The Seven by Peter Newman

Synopsis

‘An exciting new writer – sharp, compelling and original.’ ~ Mark Lawrence

Years have passed since the Vagrant journeyed to the Shining City, Vesper in arm and Gamma’s sword in hand.

Since then the world has changed. Vesper, following the footsteps of her father, journeyed to the breach and closed the tear between worlds, protecting the last of humanity, but also trapping the infernal horde and all those that fell to its corruptions: willing or otherwise.

In this new age it is Vesper who leads the charge towards unity and peace, with seemingly nothing standing between the world and a bright new future.

That is until eyes open.

And The Seven awaken.

The Seven by Peter Newman will be released on April 20, 2017.

PS: You might also wanna check out the new Novella -- The Vagrant and the City -- preceding this novel.