Doug Hulick’s Among Thieves is one of the best new fantasies I’ve read this year, and so I was very happy to see the new artwork for the second in his Tales of the Kin series, Sworn in Steel (which was released through Twitter a while back by Julie Crisp from Tor UK). Now that the US artwork has been released as well, I thought I’d share them both on here.
First up, the UK artwork:
I like that they’ve stuck with the style of the first novel (below), and I really like the new dynamism and colour-palette that they’ve used for this one.
The artwork for the American market is an improvement on the first, and draws from a similar though more-muted colour-palette, while retaining the style of the US artwork for Among Thieves:
Sworn in Steel is currently slated for an early 2012 release in both the UK and US (through Roc), and I can’t wait. I strongly suggest you check out Among Thieves if you haven’t already – and especially if you are already a fan of Brent Weeks, Jon Sprunk, Scott Lynch and Ari Marmell.
Also on CR: An Interview with Douglas Hulick
Among Thieves artwork (UK/US):