Cover art for the US edition of Steven Erikson's TOLL THE HOUNDS

God knows that I've been highly critical of some of the US covers for Steven Erikson's The Malazan Book of the Fallen. But this one is the shit!:p It kicks the UK cover's ass, and no contest!

Thanks to Todd Lockwood and the folks at Tor Books for allowing me to post it on the Hotlist!:-) Visit Todd's site at http://www.toddlockwood.com/.

Todd and I have a little something planned for you guys, so stick around for that. . . The announcement should be made soon.:-)

Speaking of Erikson's Toll the Hounds, those who can't wait to get their hands on the novel now have the possibility to pre-order it: Canada, USA, Europe.

Now if only Bantam Press could ship me that set of page proofs. . .;-) Also, keep an eye on http://www.malazanworld.com/, where we have been promised the prologue for a number of weeks.
Roll on Toll the Hounds!!!

10 commentaires:

Benny Day said...

2 words. "Kick Ass"

Anonymous said...

What character is that supposed to be holding the ax?

Love said...
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Patrick said...

We've been pondering this on the Malazan forums, and insofar as we can tell, it appears to be Barathol.

The white Hound would have to be Blind.

Ed S. said...

Don't worry. I'm sure we can count on Tor to spoil this by stamping lots of big bold text all over it.

Rob Diana said...

That's cover art? Wow, that should just be a full size poster.

Anonymous said...

Why have the U.S. covers for the Malazan series been so inconsistent? Some are nice, some are cartoonish, and then this. Not very cohesive.

Robert said...

What a cover! I'll probably pick up a copy of the book just because of the artwork :)

Anonymous said...

I think it's awful, and much prefer the English covers, both old and new, at least there's consistentcy from GOTM thru MT in the early covers, and of course the new covers will be uniform from book 1 to 10.

I'd hate to have to own this series with US covers, most of the covers are absolutely awful, and they are a complete mish mash.

If feel sorry for US readers, they deserve better.

ChiBlade said...

I rather like this cover. The covers for the US versions sucked till MoI, when they got Todd Lockwood to start painting good covers. Hopefully someone will re-print them with new covers for the first two by Lockwood. For example, get Xena of the front of GotM.