Just a couple of weeks ago, the cover art for the Tor Books edition of Brandon Sanderson’s The Alloy of Law leaked onto the web. It’s pretty, if McGrathy, and ties in well with his other Mistborn novels. As much as I had issues with the final two volumes of the trilogy (they should have been one tight novel), The Alloy of Law remains one of my most anticipated novels for 2011.
This UK cover only gets me more hot-and-bothered. Again, like the US cover, it ties in very nicely with the previously released covers for the original trilogy. I appreciate that they’re not beating you over the head with Steampunk (which Sanderson’s assistant, Peter Ahlstrom, has indicated is a bit of a misnomer when used to describe the novel) and instead embraces the magic and atmosphere of the series. I love the tagline, too:
There is still magic…
Sure, it’s generic, but anyone who’s finished the first trilogy can’t help but be curious given the climax and its fallout. Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this.