Quite a few pieces of cover art have cropped up recently, and I feel ashamed that I haven't brought them up yet. This first one is the UK cover art for Brandon Sanderson's Elantris, to be published for the first time this summer. Gollancz have chosen once again to stick to the style of art that adorned the Mistborn books and afterwards The Way of Kings. Personally, I think this particular cover is beautiful - it's simplistic, eye-catching and desirable. It is certainly better than The Way of Kings art which didn't seem to quite fit with the story of the book. I'm liking how they seem to be attributing a single color (other than black and white, which are tones anyways) to each of Sanderson's series; Mistborn was blue, Stormlight Archive appears to be red and now Elantris (and it's supposed sequels-to-be in the distant future) have gotten green.

This second piece of art is that of the cover for the Pyr edition of Jon Sprunk's second novel, Shadow's Lure, continuing on from last year's Shadow's Son. The artwork, from artist Michael Kormarck is very similar to it's predecessor what with the same same figures in similar positions in the foreground. I much prefer the colors used in this one - they are more pleasing than the heavy turquoise of the first book's cover.

(via Tor.com)

Third is the cover art that Tor will be using for the e-book release of the Mistborn Trilogy. Though I question the reason why they would release all three books together as one package (surely they would make more money selling them separately?) I cannot deny that Tor's choice of artist Sam Weber to depict Mistborn's main character, Vin, in an iconic stance was a good one. The almost scary realism of the art threw me off at first, but after a while I could acknowledge the quality of the work.

Lastly, the fourth cover I have for you today is the tie-in cover for George R.R. Martin's A Game of Thrones. With the airing of the HBO adaptation so close at hand, it was to be expected that there would be one of these tie-in editions that would crop up. There's not really much to say about this one, really, just a very basic photo of Emma Clarke who portrays Daenerys Targaryen in the upcoming TV series.

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