News spread a week ago that the final volume in Tad William’s Shadowmarch trilogy, Shadowrise, would be split into two volumes, each only a bit smaller than the first two volumes. Not a terrible surprise, considering each of William’s series have ended up being four books (if you consider the paperback release of Memory, Sorrow and Thorn.)

Well, hot on the heels of that news comes the cover art for what is now the third volume in the tetralogy:

Shadowrise by Tad Williams, the third volume in the Shadowmarch trilogy

These days I find Todd Lockwood’s art to be a little hit-or-miss, especially his paintings that don’t include action (his strength, in my opinion), but I think this one works in an otherworldly way that Shadowplay didn’t.

What do you think?

  • Shawn August 12, 2009 at 9:47 am

    I like it. Better than the last one, agreed!

  • edifanob August 12, 2009 at 9:59 am

    Definitely better than the Shadowplay cover.

  • Gilgamesh August 13, 2009 at 6:25 am

    Agreed! This one is definitely better than the Shadowplay cover. There’s more “life” in this one.

  • Adam Whitehead August 13, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    Ah, so SHADOWRISE is still the title for this one? Wonder what the last one will be. SHADOWFALL would seem to be the logical choice.

  • aidan August 14, 2009 at 6:11 am

    You’d think Shadowfall would be a given, but it’s the title of a book by Jim Rollins, writing under his penname of James Clemens, so I expect that’s out the window. The always reliable OlafK (on the Terry Brooks forum, also on the Westeros board), is reporting that the working title for the final volume is… Shadowheart.

    Unless it turns out that Shadowmarch is a sequel to Carebears, I hope it changes.

  • Adam Whitehead August 14, 2009 at 7:16 am

    There’s actually a few books called SHADOWFALL (and SHADOWPLAY as well, which is also a well-known Joy Division song). If we can have a dozen GATHERING STORMs, I’m sure we can have more than one SHADOWFALL.

    SHADOWHEART is an exceptionally lame title.