You know, hooded figure aside, that’s pretty darn sexy and much preferable to the photorealistic cover for The Black Prism, while still retaining the same feeling for the series. This isn’t the final cover, but gives us a good idea of the direction that Orbit Books is taking with the series. I like it. Great colours. I’ll be sure to post the final cover when I get my hands on it.


  • Stefan (Civilian-Reader) April 6, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Oh yeah, like that. And agreed – it’s better than the Black Prism cover. Looking forward to this.

  • Kendall April 6, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    I liked the other one, but I like this even better; awesome sky!

  • Jack Tripper April 6, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Looks a lot like Steven Erikson’s covers.

  • u-nany-mouse April 7, 2012 at 12:54 am

    maybe they should make a cover without using the color blue ;-)

  • Natasa April 7, 2012 at 2:43 am

    Thank goodness it’s not the final cover. I like the layout and how the colors work together but for me it’s just meh. I like the first cover better because it’s bold and the photorealism makes it stand out from other covers in the same genre. The style of this one seems too conventional. I really hope the final design comes out much different.

  • Aidan Moher April 7, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Don’t get your hopes up, Natasa.

  • Shawn Speakman April 7, 2012 at 11:26 am

    Love it! Want it now!

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  • Scott April 9, 2012 at 3:08 am

    Yeah, it’s much better than the BLACK PRISM cover…though one has to wonder why they decided to abandon the photo realistic face cover style now…It’s like someone in marketing FINALLY caught onto that stuff not working…I mean good for them, but I wish they’d done it with the first book so I didn’t have to stare at Ares from Xena on that cover.

  • ces April 9, 2012 at 9:08 am

    This cover is just so-so, and certainly would not entice me to buy the book.

    The first cover was awesome! And it certainly did entice me to buy the book!

  • Strakul April 9, 2012 at 10:41 am

    I also kinda like the first cover a little better, though the colors in this one are rather nice.
    However, it looks generic: if I remove the author and title, this image would work for countless other books.

  • Raphael April 11, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Better than Black Prism, but quite generic.

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