Thursday, February 16, 2012

Crimson Crown First Pass Mechanicals

It's um ~600 pages. Girding up loins (or whatever it is we use to edit.) Readers: gird up reading loins!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Crimson Crown Cover Reveal!

They've done it again! The awesome Hyperion book designer Tyler Nevins and the incomparable illustrator Larry Rostant. They have created a show-stopping cover for The Crimson Crown, the fourth book in the Seven Realms series.
Here is the front cover. That is the Bayar double-falcon amulet in the center.

I can't wait to hold this book in my hot little hands!
To come: snippets, jacket copy, and, eventually, the first chapter.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Seven Realms Fan Art!

I love fan art! For one thing, I admire those who are graphically gifted because I am not. I paint pictures with words. For another, fan art is a great illustration of the way in which readers participate in story. Every reader creates her own image of the characters in a story--and they are all correct. I believe that is why we are so often disappointed in movies that are made of the books we love! I also don't usually like it when characters are depicted on book covers--it never quite matches my own person vision. 
DeviantArt is a great place to find all kinds of art, including fan art. I've discovered that there is a fan page and gallery for my books on the site, including art for the Seven Realms and the Heir Chronicles.
Here are Raisa and Han by =leabharlann 

Another artist who began with my Heir Chronicles series but has recently done some sketches of Seven Realms characters is artist ThornZenithar (Kai Samms).

            Here’s Han Alister by ebalance… 

To see more fabulous art of all kinds, visit DeviantArt!