The cover for N.K. Jemisin‘s The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is one of my favourite examples of proving an argument against the dreaded hooded-figure. I knew I’d love the the cover for The Broken Kingdoms, but I didn’t expect to like it even more than The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms! I’m a huge sucker for blues, greens and anything to do with the forest. Plus, it’s also a nice, portentous play on the previous cover.
Cheers to Lauren Panepinto, designer, and Cliff Nielsen, artist, for setting the bar once again.