Cover art for Steven Erikson's THE CRIPPLED GOD


Ah, such a nice Steve Stone cover to illustrate the endgame! Just can't wait to get my hands on The Crippled God (Canada, USA, Europe)!

Here's the blurb:

Savaged by the K’Chain Nah’Ruk, the Bonehunters march for Kolanse, where waits an unknown fate. Tormented by questions, the army totters on the edge of mutiny, but Adjunct Tavore will not relent. One final act remains, if it is in her power, if she can hold her army together, if the shaky allegiances she has forged can survive all that is to come. A woman with no gifts of magic, deemed plain, unprepossessing, displaying nothing to instill loyalty or confidence, Tavore Paran of House Paran means to challenge the gods – if her own troops don’t kill her first.

Awaiting Tavore and her allies are the Forkrul Assail, the final arbiters of humanity. Drawing upon an alien power terrible in its magnitude, they seek to cleanse the world, to annihilate every human, every civilization, in order to begin anew. They welcome the coming conflagration of slaughter, for it shall be of their own devising, and it pleases them to know that, in the midst of the enemies gathering against them, there shall be betrayal.

In the realm of Kurald Galain, home to the long lost city of Kharkanas, a mass of refugees stand upon the First Shore. Commanded by Yedan Derryg, the Watch, they await the breaching of Lightfall, and the coming of the Tiste Liosan. This is a war they cannot win, and they will die in the name of an empty city and a queen with no subjects.

Elsewhere, the three Elder Gods, Kilmandaros, Errastas and Sechul Lath, work to shatter the chains binding Korabas, the Otataral Dragon, from her eternal prison. Once freed, she will rise as a force of devastation, and against her no mortal can stand. At the Gates of Starvald Demelain, the Azath House sealing the portal is dying. Soon will come the Eleint, and once more, there will be dragons in the world.

16 commentaires:

Todd said...

Nothing like staring Hood-knows-what right in the face and standing ready to take it on.

Very epic!

Jamie Gibbs said...

I love the colours in this cover, and the defiant pose of the character is excellent. From the imagery this looks like a winner :)

Martin S. said...

Epic. Like the series.

Chris said...

Must not read, must wait must wait....

Another handsome cover though.

Anonymous said...

no offence to tor but: THIS COVER PWNS ALL.

Anonymous said...

Looks as if that warrior isn't taking any Bullshit from that flaming...um....bull...in the sky!

mayo_20 said...

OMCG. that is awesome!! Can't wait. I'm going to freeze myself for a few months. I saw them do that on an episode of South Park a while ago. I didn't finish it so I'll just assume everything turned out fine.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic, just plain awesome. Exactly what I would want the last cover of such a series to look like. It’s really great. I like to imagine that that’s Captain Paran.

Anonymous said...

Is it an angry elephant? Or a Balrog? I dunno, but it looks badass.

Tyson said...

Cover art is impressive, I need to catch up on this series. I do hate to see it come to an end (sort of) but it is also nice to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Jebus said...

Oh that looks freakin' BRILLIANT! Man they really do manage to shit over all the Tor covers don't they?

I think I just... yup, it definitely moved, it's been a long time since a book cover has done that! (the SubPress GotM cover)

Marky said...

Epic! Just epic cover art and accompanying blurb.

Reading that made me question if there is such a thing as a light in the end of the tunnel for my favorite Malazans. >_>

Sad to see the series end. I would have like to read more about Paran. He had too little screen time imo.

Simon said...

But who's on the cover?

Cecrow said...

Not only is that a great cover but - they also didn't change the design! Hurrah!! (from someone who likes his books to look nice on the shelf)

Frank Lapidus said...

According to a proofreader, it's Yedan Derryg (The Watch) and a dragon whose name we don't know yet

Anonymous said...

Seriously? I usually dig the cover art. Hell, I've got a tattoo from a scene in TtH. But the figure in this looks like Gimli. There, I said it. I don't remember Yedan being a dwarf.