Friday, February 5, 2010

[Cover Art] The Fires of Heaven by Robert Jordan e-book edition





By this time in the series I thought we should start to see some of the many strong women in The Wheel of Time. After collecting notes from various people, and an extended lunch with Tor.com’s resident life-long WoT-fan Megan Messinger, it became apparent that Moiraine’s final action in The Fires of Heaven was a moment well worth commemorating.

It didn’t take long to decide who the artist should be: over the past seven years, Dan Dos Santos has risen to be one of the most admired voices in the field. His talent for painting preternaturally beautiful women and his mastery of an intensely chromatic palette made him an easy choice for depicting Moiraine.




I saw this both at Tor.com and then at A Dribble of Ink, which reminded me that I had to comment on this. The art is stunning and just by looking at it, I feel the need to buy this and read it. This is the power of the cover art.

5 comments:

Aidan Moher said...

Absolutely stunning artwork.

Alec said...

very very nice. Makes we want to read the ebooks now...

Harry Markov said...

Quite honestly, I would have accepted every sketch from the lot here to be the official cover. That good.

Seak (Bryce L.) said...

Definitely a fan. I know I could probably do this, but it beats the Sweet covers into the ground.

Harry Markov said...

@ Seak: Whatcha mean? Do covers?

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