Cover art and blurb for Daniel Abraham's THE DRAGON'S PATH

Another book/series which you should keep an eye on. Which reminds me that I have to get my shit together and read The Long Price quartet. . .

Here's the blurb:

Summer is the season of war in the Free Cities.

Marcus wants to get out before the fighting starts. His hero days are behind him and simple caravan duty is better than getting pressed into service by the local gentry. Even a small war can get you killed. But a captain needs men to lead — and his have been summarily arrested and recruited for their swords.

Cithrin has a job to do — move the wealth of a nation across a war zone. An orphan raised by the bank, she is their last hope of keeping the bank’s wealth out of the hands of the invaders. But she’s just a girl and knows little of caravans, war, and danger. She knows money and she knows secrets, but will that be enough to save her in the coming months?

Geder, the only son of a noble house is more interested in philosophy than swordplay. He is a poor excuse for a soldier and little more than a pawn in these games of war. But not even he knows what he will become of the fires of battle. Hero or villain? Small men have achieved greater things and Geder is no small man.

Falling pebbles can start a landslide. What should have been a small summer spat between gentlemen is spiraling out of control. Dark forces are at work, fanning the flames that will sweep the entire region onto The Dragon’s Path — the path of war.

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7 commentaires:

Dave said...

This is one of my most eagerly awaited books after The Wise Man's Fear and ADWD, cover seems a little generic though

Daniel Abraham said...

It's also still preliminary art. We'll see what it looks like when it's cooked.

Casey said...

I really can't wait to read it. The Long Price Quartet was brilliant and the short story you had in Sci-Fi & Fantasy Mag last year made me smile like I hadn't in a while.

I would definitely tweak the cover before taking it out of the oven, though.

(Maybe use a dagger that looks a bit more 'authentic' and less like something you pick up in a shopping mall 'oriental' shop.)

locusmortiis said...

I loved the long price quartet and I'm really looking forward to this, its a pity the cover is so generic though.

The Stephen Martiniere covers were SO good on the LPQ that I can't see why they'd go for something so boring on this.

Unknown said...

I actually dig the cover. There is some depth to it if you look imo, and it catches the eye.

Chris Upton said...

If you get rid of the sword its actually a pretty good cover.
Whats between the covers is more interesting though. So to speak.

Unknown said...

Pat you have to get your shit together. The Long Price Quartet was extremely good.

The Dragon's Path also happens to be the most anticipated book next year together with The Crippled God, The Wise Man's Fear.