If you couldn’t tell by now, I love covers.
There is just something fantastic about a book that is well written and is beautiful to hold in one’s hands. The cover is an important part of that. Art coupled with a good cover layout and wisely chosen font can result in a gorgeous cover, one that will bring in readers as well as keep fans happy.
There is usually a vast difference in opinion about how to achieve this between US and UK publishers. I won’t go into those differences here.
But an author like Steven Erikson, it seems, has the best of both worlds!
The blog Fantasy Hot List has supplied the internet(s) with the cover image of what the UK edition to Dust of Dreams by Steven Erikson. And I have to say, I love it. I like the lighting. I like how the character is portrayed. I like the foreground and background. I like the use of fonts and layout. All great. A+. Nice job Bantam Press!
And know Dust of Dreams is going to be awesome!
To read the Prologue, click HERE!