Via ThePlenty.net, I got word that HarperCollins has released an 85-page (!!!) preview of Robin Hobb’s upcoming release, Dragon Keeper. You can read the excerpt HERE.
I’m a big Hobb fan, but since I haven’t yet been around to The Tawny Man trilogy, I’ll be holding off on Dragon Keeper and its ‘sequel’ (or the-second-half-of-the-novel-disguised-as-a-sequel), Dragon Haven, for fear of spoilers.
On another note, I still can’t resist the overwhelming urge to barf every time I see that cover.
Generally, I’m not a huge fan of Baen Books‘ cover treatments, but these recoverings of Elizabeth Moon’s The Deed of Paksenarrion appeal to me in that it-reminds-me-of-being-fifteen-and-liking-badass-fantasy kinda way. Though the style of the artwork stays consistent, it’s odd that Baen would switch artists mid-way through the trilogy. Why not just commission either Harman or Lockwood to do the art for all three?
Anyone know if the books are any good?