Thursday, October 7, 2010
Daniel Abraham [Cover Art]
I love this cover.
That's probably a weird announcement coming from someone who panned Morgan's recent covers, which follow almost exactly the same design, but it's true. I guess the difference is between something serviceable and plain and something garnished and polished to a state of blinding brilliance. The sword conveys some nice epic, adventuring fun, while the background displays the background conveys both further epicness and, also somewhat important, depth. At least to me.
The Dragon's Path is something I've been looking forward to ever since I heard about it, after loving The Long Price Quartet, which, we need to all remember, has quite possibly the best set of covers in fantasy (or, at least, did until the omnibus editions came about). On the subject of the Long Price, I'm planning to reread and review it at some point, though likely not for some time.
In addition to The Dragon's Path, one of Abraham's psuedonyms [though this psuedonym's done some inbreeding with Ty Franck] has something coming out, too:
It is, I hear, a rather kickass space opera. It's got a great cover too. Do I see a trend? Wait, nevermind. Still, Abraham's still got quite a few covers, and books, under his belt to be quite proud of.