Thursday, February 11, 2010

Cover art - "Lamentation" by Ken Scholes

My reading pile of books is growing every day, maybe not every day but every week for certain. Among that pile of books are the Ken Scholes’ novels, “Lamentation” and “Canticle”, although I read a few very positive reviews of “Lamentation”. I can’t honestly say when I will read the novels, my reading pile of books makes the next choice very difficult, but I am certain that I will read it someday. At a first glance, however, I have to say that I really love the cover artwork for the US hardback edition published by Tor Books last year. This year Ken Scholes’ novel will reach new countries and readers, “Lamentation” being published in Spain, Germany and France, and I could already find two of the covers of these editions. “Lamentation” is due to be released in Spain by Minotauro on March, in France by Bragelonne on May and in Germany by Blanvalet on August. We already have the covers for the Spanish edition, “Lamento”, and for the German edition, “Sündenfall”, and although I like the US cover artwork more, these covers are looking good too. I believe that the Spanish cover focuses on the city of Windwir, while the German cover (which comes second in my preferences) matches more the synopsis of the novel. I am very curious to see the French cover when the time comes, especially because I’ve seen some amazing artwork on the books published by Bragelonne.

4 comments:

N. R. Alexander said...

Of the covers you've posted, my favourite has to be the German edition. The warmth of the colour scheme really does it for me; I'm trying very hard not to notice the mysterious robed figure with a sword silhouetted in the corner...

Mihai (Dark Wolf) said...

N.R., the German cover looks really good and the robed figure is easily to ignore :)

ediFanoB said...

For all of you who don't speak German:
Sündenfall means The Fall of man.

Once again an example for change of titles. Fortunately I'm able to read the original ones.

I liked LAMENTATION very much. My review of LAMENTATION by Ken Scholes.

Mihai (Dark Wolf) said...

I know. The same thing happens in my country too and it is not always a good thing. It is not most of the times :)