As you know, my Australian publishers Allen and Unwin have been working on all three Moorehawke covers at once. Well this morning my fantastic editor sent me all three and she said I could share them with you guys. Here they are – aren’t they bloody lovely? I love the look and feel of these books so much and cannot wait to hold them in my hands! The covers are so rich and evocative and unusual. The interlocking tree idea is fantastic and I love the way the Book number ( Book I Book II Book III) is incorporated in the O of each title. Fantastic design work.
Big, big props to the amazing Elise Hurst who is the genius responsible for the artwork on each cover. If you would like some idea of the amount of thought that Elise put into these, check out this blog post where she talks us through the process of working a triptych of designs which all link via the borders of trees.
Elise, if ever I meet you in person I intend to hug you so hard that you will be in severe danger of rib damage! Everything about these covers is perfect! I adore your attention to detail - the sturdy medieval looking horses, the weapons, the atmosphere, and most of all the characters. Wynter is so close to how I see her in my head that it’s spooky! I love the depictions of Razi and Christopher in the final cover and I’m just thrilled that you gave Wyn Razi’s falchion sword ( it’s such a lovely subtle symbol of some of the themes in the final book.) You, madam, quite simply rock.
Australian The Poison Throne
Australian The Crowded Shadows
Australian The Rebel Prince
And here is a low res version of all three together. If you would like to see a better res version click the picture to be taken to my DA account where you can click it again for an even better image.
All three Moorehawke covers.