Amanda got there first with this and Stefan beat me to the punch as well. Apologies then if you've already seen this, there'll be a book review in a few hours so come back then :o)
I couldn't not post about this though as I've enjoyed Clint Langley's work in 2000AD as well as the cover art that he's produced for the Black Library. The guy is a veritable mine of cover art gold and he's come up trumps again. Check this lot out...
Glorious aren't they? Here's the accompanying press release...
Solaris has unveiled the stunning covers for Rowena Cory Daniells’ new epic fantasy trilogy, due to be published in 2012.
The books in the trilogy - Besieged, Sanctuary and Exile - each come with a lush, detailed fantastical cover by Clint Langley, who was responsible for the covers on Daniells’ best-selling The Chronicles of King Rolen’s Kin and whose artwork is regularly seen in weekly comic anthology, 2000 AD.
The Outcast Chronicles is the exciting new series that follows the fate of a tribe of dispossessed mystics. Vastly outnumbered by people without magical abilities, they are persecuted because ordinary people fear their gifts. This persecution culminates in a bloody pogrom sanctioned by the king who lays siege to the Celestial City, last bastion of the mystics.
This is a family-saga set in a fantasy world. Four people linked by blood, love and vows struggle with misplaced loyalties, over-riding ambition and hidden secrets which could destroy them. Some make desperate alliances only to suffer betrayal, and some discover great personal strength.
I never got round to reading Daniells' last trilogy so might have to make amends by picking this one up instead. Those covers have done their work already... What do you think?