Saturday, 15 October 2011

Cover Art! ‘Blood of Anaerion’ (William King)

I know variety is the spice of life, and all that, but sometimes I can’t help but wish that Raymond Swanland was on cover art duty every time it featured someone all armoured up and striking a pose with a big sword. Like ‘Blood of Anaerion’ for instance, check it out...

 
Has Swanland drawn cover art that isn’t stunning? I don’t think so. Here’s the blurb,
 
Tyrion: Unparalleled swordsman and tactician

Teclis: Greatest natural sorcerer of the age, his power rivalling that of fabled Caledor
Together these twins are the greatest high elf heroes to walk the earth. 

A powerful daemon, banished millennia ago by the twins’ ancestor, Aenarion the Defender, has returned to wreak bloody revenge. Plucked from their home in the wilds of Chrace, Tyrion and Teclis must learn the arts of war and the mysteries of magic, as well as the secrets of survival in the Phoenix King’s court. Hunted by daemonic assassins and beset by treachery, they must fight to survive and claim their destiny as the greatest heroes of the age.

A gorgeous cover and the promise of elves fighting daemons (amongst other things). I think I’m in :o)

2 comments:

Bets Davies said...

It's a great cover and a great blurb, but like so often with covers, the two don't really mesh for me.

Sarah (Bookworm Blues) said...

I'd read it for the cover art alone. I absolutely love it.