US cover art for Scott Lynch's THE REPUBLIC OF THIEVES


Hmm, can't say I'm too thrilled about it. . .

It will be interesting to see what Gollancz will come up with. . .

20 commentaires:

Anonymous said...

Soccer mom cover

Anonymous said...

Wow, I thought of switching to the US editions since I liked their RSURS better than the UK edition but after seeing this, I think I'll stick with Gollancz.

thornofcamorr said...

I think it looks great, love the purple, but it would probably be a little better if the girl was just a bit less prominent, maybe sitting instead of standing like Locke was on the first cover. Looks like a generic fantasy book, with the redheaded lass standing defiantly and all that... Still, I like it.

starlitgrove said...

Ooooh, is that Sabetha? But I think I'll stick with Gollancz.

Joe Sherry said...

Not sure I really care about what the cover looks like because we actually have a cover, which means we might be closer to having a book.

I'm not knocked out by the cover, but I like that she's holding a mask. I think that says something more than if she were brandishing a rapier.

reanimated said...

I like it. Very beautiful.

eric said...

Take out the girl and the cover would be very good. Sort of of like Red Seas Under Red Skies.

tomas said...

I like the girl. I've waited two whole books to find out about this Sabetha chick. She'd better give me wet dreams.

GP said...

i dont care about the cover, its the next goddamn locke lamora book, who cares

Lookf4r said...

http://www.legendoftheseeker.com/

I guess this could be worse.

Maurice said...

The cover style would fit for something by Mercedes Lackey. Here it lacks, the 'coolness' of the books. I liked the simple cover of the first book.

Joshua said...

Gollancz all the way. Just please, please, please, for the love of all that's holy, release the book.

Eric said...

Hey Pat, not to change the subject but i have to ask..any news on when the subterranean press edition of "Gardens of The Moon" is coming out...or is it out and have i missed it...thanks..by the way love your site. It has introduced me to a lot of great writers..Steveb Erikson being one of them..thanks again./Eric

Maurice said...

@Eric

The book is not yet out, but if you are interested in buying it i recommend placing a preorder as more than half of the 500 copies have already been sold.

Eric said...

Hey Maurice thanks for the info..ill check into it.

Patrick said...

Eric: The book is ready to go into production. Subpress is waiting for the finished artwork from Komarck. If all goes well, this one should see the light this fall.:-)

Derek said...

Maybe to go back a little on topic...a question I've for quite a while is why are covers styles for US and UK editions of books so radically different usually (I usually prefer the UK editions tbh)

Is it a cultural thing? A publishing industry quirk?

Joe Sherry said...

Derek: Less a quirk and more a publisher perception of what will best sell the book. That's what the cover is, after all, the last sales pitch the publisher can throw at you.

American covers, much as we may complain about that, are the way they are because these are the covers that sell the most books.

jeff hotchkiss said...

I wish they wouldn't have abandoned the look of Lies of Locke Lamora. I thought that was a great cover.

Anonymous said...

Lose the girl and change the title font color to a blue and it'd be great.