US cover art for Robin Hobb's BLOOD OF DRAGONS


Just because Robin Hobb has become popular enough not to need flashy covers to help sell her novels doesn't mean that HarperCollins should go with crap like this. . . =(

Come on, man. . .

Here's the blurb:

The dragons and their dedicated band of keepers have at last found the lost city of Kelsingra. The magical creatures have learned to use their wings and are growing into their regal inheritance. Their humans, too, are changing. As the mystical bonds with their dragons deepen, Thymara, Tats, Rapskal, and even Cedric, the unlikeliest of keepers, have begun transforming into beautiful Elderlings marked with exquisite features that complement and reflect the dragons they serve.

But while the humans have scoured the empty streets and enormous buildings of Kelsingra, they cannot find the mythical silver wells the dragons need to stay healthy and survive. With enemies encroaching, the keepers must risk “memory walking”—immersing themselves in the dangerously addictive memories of long-deceased Elderlings—to uncover clues necessary to their survival.

And time is of the essence, for the legendary Tintaglia, long feared dead, has returned, wounded in a battle with humans hunting dragon blood and scales. She is weakening and only the hidden silver can revive her. If Tintaglia dies, so too will the ancient memories she carries—a devastating loss that will ensure the dragons’ extinction.

6 commentaires:

Jamie Gibbs said...

I know what you mean - it's lacking a certain oomph. Maybe the UK cover will be better.

Laura said...

I really like it! Traditional subject but a different and eye catching style.

Kevin B said...

I actually quite like it. At least it is loads better than the horrendously rendered crap that makes up the other
rain wild chronicles covers.

Matthieu said...

Glad to see I am not alone liking it. Simple, true to the story and using nice colors.

Anonymous said...

I like it. Very classic. Nice colour and brushstrokes. But it reminds me that dragons in fantasy are essentially just romanticized kittens.

Mandorallen said...

Not sure what you're thinking dude. This cover is pretty epic.