Hot off the presses:

THE SACRED BAND by David Anthony Durham

Durham admits that this is an early cover and is likely to change somewhat before it hits shelves. Still, given the care and attention that Doubleday heaped on The Other Lands, this cover is sure to be absolutely gorgeous in person. I’ve never liked the font that they use for this series, but I do appreciate them sticking to their guns and producing a trilogy with closely matched covers. Love the palette. Most interesting, perhaps, is the dragon featured on the cover. Durham’s novels have always seemed marketed at a crowd outside of the regular Fantasy readers, and a dragon is usually the first cliche you’d want to avoid for such a market.