After stumbling across a black and white version of the cover for J.V. Jones’s upcoming Watcher of the Dead, the fourth volume in her A Sword of Shadows series, I shot her a line on twitter to see if she could send me the full colour version. And, well… here it is!

Watcher of the Dead by JV Jones

Pretty typical Fantasy art, but the quality of the artwork and the fonts is nice. I am rather terrified of the size of that fellow’s arm, though. But I guess to heft a sword like that, you have to be physically well-endowed in the, erm… upper body area. Despite not being totally enamoured with Jones’s early work, A Sword of Shadows is something I still have to give a serious shot.

  • Seth August 22, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    I’ll have to get caught up on this series. I read about half of Cavern of Black Ice, and while I enjoyed the writing and the bleak setting, it wasn’t engaging enough for me to keep reading. Still, I’m willing to give Jones another change.

  • Kelli G September 25, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    I’m moving onto book three in the series tomorrow and I have to say, aside from it most likely being Raif on the second cover, I don’t know who the hell the warrior woman is supposed to be. ?

  • Shea January 27, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Surely the woman on the cover is Thomas Argola’s daughter. She is surely learned in magical arts like Thomas. In no cover art does the woman wield a weapon. Only armor.