Friday, 13 February 2009
'The Other Lands' (David Anthony Durham) - Cover Art
Last night, David sent me (and several other bloggers) the cover art for 'The Other Lands', the sequel to 'Acacia'. Despite the fact that Robert got a post in first (and so did Aidan ) I thought I'd share as well :o)
The cover art is actually based on the cover for the German edition of 'Acacia'. I loved this cover but don't speak German so the book never made it into my collection. As such, I'm really glad that this is going to be the cover for 'The Other Lands'.
'The Other Lands' is looking at a September publication date for the US edition and the word is that the UK and French editions won't be too far behind. Here's a brief description of the book,
The apocalyptic struggle against the conquering Mein now won, Queen Corinn rules over the Acacian Empire of the Known World with a stern hand—aided by increasing mastery of the occult powers contained in the Book of Elenet. But far across the seas the mysterious inhabitants of the Other Lands seemingly control the fate of her empire—supported as it is by an underground trade in drugs and slaves. When she sends her brother Dariel on a secret mission across the hazardous Grey Slopes to investigate, it begins another cycle of world-shattering and shaping events.
In this bold and imaginative sequel, David Anthony Durham's epic imagination continues to expand the Known World of the novel into yet undiscovered lands, drawing on a literary tradition that stretches from The Iliad to George R.R. Martin.
Sounds good doesn't it?