• Mark Lawrence July 9, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Agreed. I was surprised to see a blog post last week saying how terrible this cover is. What it is though is _art_. It’s distinctive, it has a voice. Jackie Morris has bags of talent and when you see her work you know it’s hers. Nice to see the combination of so distinctive an artist and so distinctive an author. If I didn’t already want to read the book, this cover would have me pulling it off the shelf anyhow.

  • Liveotherwise July 9, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Glorious. Can’t wait to get my hands on it.

  • Justin July 9, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    I agree, Mark. It’s also light years better than the last book. God that was bad.

  • Paul Weimer (@princejvstin) July 9, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Yeah, I was going to say what Mark did–that a blog post recently declaimed the cover as godawful.

    It’s a very stylized cover, that’s true, and some people don’t like that sort of thing in their cover art. But I think the color scheme, in particular, is bold and eyecatching. If I didn’t already read this series, the color scheme in the bookstore would have me taking a look at it.

  • BCsmith July 9, 2012 at 4:40 pm



    Seriously. Looks like some high school art project. But then I guess it’s a better alternative to the dreaded guy in a hood.

  • Laura July 9, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    As I said on that other site, I really like it because it takes a typical fantasy subject and makes very eyecatching and unique. Glad to see more like-minded people here.

  • LeNainJaune July 10, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    No. Just no. The concept ( girl on a dragon… wow ! ) is boring and the execution is amateurish. Robin Hobb deserve better.

  • LeNainJaune July 10, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    O boy ! Now i am not sure if the word execution is right for what i was trying to say… english is not my first language, sorry. Rendering maybe ?

  • Locusmortis July 11, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Robin Hobb used to have John Howe covers….now this? Not an improvement imo