Just behold, that’s all.
Courtesy of the very talented Mr Sullivan.
Posted by Adrian Tchaikovsky on December 16th, 2010
Posted in Art, Blog, Home
innokenti, December 17th, 2010 at 9:45 am:
Wowsers. They just keep on getting better and better, don’t they?!
ExpatPaul, December 17th, 2010 at 3:04 pm:
Oh my! That’s gorgeous.
It’s not something I’d really given a lot of thought to until now but, looking at the covers on the right side of the page, there really is some beautiful artwork going on there.
Ferg, December 18th, 2010 at 4:01 pm:
That really does look awesome!
brandon, December 19th, 2010 at 6:39 am:
Who is that on the cover? (the person with white hair carrying a sword)
brandon, December 19th, 2010 at 8:44 pm:
who is that on the cover? (the person with the white hair and sword)
brandon, December 19th, 2010 at 8:47 pm:
ah! sorry about that. not a spam, just a double post cause i couldn’t see it the first time.
Claire, December 20th, 2010 at 2:18 am:
I’m assuming that’s Tisamon and Tynissa? Lovely cover, really looking forward to it but the bar’s been set very high by the Scarab Path IMHO.
enjai, December 20th, 2010 at 2:54 pm:
Excellent cover. I think the covers have becaome really interesting since salute the dark as i think the background details help a lot. It’s also good to see the title is no longer “book 7” and if the characters on the cover are who Claire thinks then it could be very interesting.
Is this planned to be out before the end of 2011?
Stephen Aryan, December 20th, 2010 at 11:03 pm:
I’m guessing its Tynissa and Darakyon Forest. Fantast cover though, really striking and the whole series of covers are just remarkable.
Bronx Shogun, December 22nd, 2010 at 5:55 am:
Mr. Tchaikovsky, you and Mr. Sullivan win some awesome cake:
Adrian Tchaikovsky, December 22nd, 2010 at 8:10 pm:
The cake is a lie, or at least an over-used pop culture reference.
And yes, that is Tynisa, and Jon’s done a fantastic job with her.
Brandon (not the guy above), December 22nd, 2010 at 8:35 pm:
I can’t wait. Has the manuscript for this already been submitted? For lack of a better term, is this in post production? Any talk of a release date? I literally had to smuggle the scarab path out of England. Trust me, you have an American market, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who has had to resort to desperate measures to get their hands on that book.
Also, I’m guessing that’s actually not Darakyon Forest, but only AT can weigh in on that.
Adrian Tchaikovsky, December 22nd, 2010 at 8:53 pm:
The MS for Heirs (or Blade? What do we think. for an abbreviation) has been submitted, but is in the first edit stage at the moment. Release date isn’t set to my knowledge but will probably be August 2011, and this is likely to represent the last time we get just 6m between books, as the series is catching me up. However, despair not! I am hopeful the gap won’t be as long as a year, in any event – 9m seems a decent compromise (1).
As for what is represented by Tynisa’s dance partner, foip foip foip. But if you’ve finished Scarab Path you have probably foiped.
(1) that’s months, not minutes.
Sargash, December 25th, 2010 at 7:18 am:
Ahg , Dang I’m falling behind I have yet to read The Scarab Path. Dar’vit! I cant wait to get The Scarab Path, I’ll read it in one(Or more) nights.
Adrian Tchaikovsky, December 28th, 2010 at 11:58 pm:
Reply @ Sargash. You have 2 months, and I may set questions…
Claire, January 1st, 2011 at 10:23 am:
I’m voting for ‘Blade’
Sargash, January 3rd, 2011 at 1:01 pm:
Two months ha, I’d be lucky just to see a buy able or readable copy of “The Scarab Path” in that time let alone actually read it.
Marko, January 5th, 2011 at 9:56 pm:
Hello from Slovenia (u know, the country that looks like chicken, next to italy and below austria 😀 )
just finished scarab path (10 min ago) and looking forward to the “blade” 😀 the cover is awesome.. 😀
Adrian Tchaikovsky, January 6th, 2011 at 2:32 am:
Reply @ Marko – don’t forget Sea Watch that comes in between! Blade isn’t likely to hit the shelves until late this year, August at the earliest, possibly later (we’re still working out the timing for books 7-9).
But yes, this is a truly phenomenal cover. I think it’s my all-round favourite to date.
Nymeria, March 20th, 2011 at 2:25 am:
That is outstanding art work for book seven. When is it coming out? Is there more artwork coming out for the insect kinden in general? Maybe some interesting art work of sea kinden?
Adrian Tchaikovsky, March 20th, 2011 at 3:03 pm:
Heirs of the Blade looks on schedule for release this August, with The Air War probably August 2012 (just in time for the apocalypse).
Maja, June 25th, 2011 at 4:16 pm:
I’m a fan from Croatia (Hello to my Slovenian neighbour :))
I have to say that i’m hooked and very much looking forward to book 7, I’m on book 6 atm, taking it slow (in between studies)and i don’t want to have too much empty time between 6 and 7
I hope too see some of my fav characters in there
I’m lving the cover very much, might be my fav so far!
keep on the good work and hope to meet you someday
p.s. I’ve been trying to cast characters in my head for an imaginative on screen production, how awesome would that be.
Flynn, July 21st, 2011 at 1:32 pm:
I think it would be great if you could say who is on the cover of each book. Some you can see but Im having trouble with others. Take the scarab path for example, the character on the front seems to be wearing the mynan resistance cloak/tunic but seems to be to slim to be Che?
and I must also say that the art on these books is what drew me towards them in the book store. Great work!
Adrian Tchaikovsky, July 21st, 2011 at 5:49 pm:
Scarab Path is indeed Che. Obviously the desert climate agrees with her. I think the others should all be self-explanatory (although with a few you have options as to whether they’re a named character or an example of the kinden, like the hooded Wasp on Empire’s cover).
emperor's favor, October 19th, 2011 at 1:54 pm:
i cant wait! where can i get a copy in America?????
Adrian Tchaikovsky, October 19th, 2011 at 2:05 pm:
At this point in time you’ll have to try and get the UK edition – available via Amazon.com I think.
sarah, October 29th, 2011 at 10:25 am:
god,that is one beautiful image.beholding I am.
Daniel, January 16th, 2015 at 7:49 am:
So I just discovered the Shadows of the apt series, I found empire of black and gold in the house mini library on one random day about November last year and couldn’t stop reading the series, I have just gotten to The sea watch and have loved every book ever since, this starts off a little slow and dull in my opinion but I’m guessing it’s cause of the introduction of new characters. The scarabs path has definitely been my favorite, saw the Che-thalric romance coming ever since they met when I realised age don’t mean a thing lol. Can’t believe it’s her on the cover however, I thought she’d be plump and kinda shorter. Anyhow thank you Adrian tchaikovsky. Back to the boooook
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