The cover art for the UK edition of Brandon Sanderson's The Way of Kings has just been released by Gollancz (though it is a little hard to find on their website). It obviously much resembles the art that Gollancz created for the UK versions of Sanderson's Mistborn, which is nice in that they are going for an author-theme, if you will, for all of his books. I'm a bit saddened that they chose the exact same fonts and the same sort of misty look as with those books since when compared to what has been said of the book up to now, it doesn't seem to fit.

Though I preferred the UK covers of the Mistborn books to those of the US, mainly because of way they look like they belong together and the way each subsequent cover is a zoom closer to the previous image, this cover of The Way of the Kings seems quite lacking when you take a look at what Michael Whelan did for the US version (see my report on that here). But still, it's far from being a horrible cover and it will most likely change before it becomes final.

The discovery of this cover also comes (for me) with the news that Gollancz will be publishing The Way of Kings in August, which means they will be doing so in parallel with Tor in the US, which is, of course, great news for UK fans of Sanderson. It also marks the first time (if you don't count The Gathering Storm) Sanderson's work is published without much delay in the UK. After a bit more research on this it seems that Gollancz apparently also worked out a deal to get a version of Sanderson's other novels, the standalones Elantris and Warbreaker, published in the UK. But more on those in their own time...

NOTE: due to the nature of where I found the cover art it's relatively blurry, though if you click to enlarge it should be somewhat better...