Over the past few weeks, I’ve spent a fair bit of time splooging with unbound excitement for Spellwright, the debut novel from Blake Charlton. The US Version has a great cover, the premise sounds fantastic and an early peak at the novel was promising. I was bloody eager to get my hands on the UK cover for Spellwright. Charlton released it earlier today… and my heart shattered.
Well, I guess all good things must come to an end, huh? Clearly inspired (or created by the same designer) as Tchaikovsky’s Shadows of the Apt series, this cover is one of those cases where North America wins the battle of the Cover Art. At least the art intern at Charlton’s UK Publisher is getting to live out his dream of being a model of Wizard’s Robes.