Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Art: “Skybound Sea” by Sam Sykes – French Edition (Fleuve Noir)

I’m currently reading some of Sam Sykes’s fourth novel (not for review), which means there may be a bit of a delay before my next novel review appears on the blog (well, actually, I have one coming up on Thursday, but after that…). Therefore, and in keeping with my Sykes-mood at the moment, I have shamelessly pinched the French artwork for Sam’s third novel, Skybound Sea, from Staffer’s Book Review. Because it’s jaw-droppingly good:

Sykes-SkyboundSeaFR-Art

That is so, so much better than the UK and US covers for the book. The artist is Marc Simonetti.

Kataria looks bad-ass, and Gariath… Wow. (He’s the big, red, demonic-looking fella in the near-background).

Dear Pyr and Gollancz: re-release the novel with this cover.

Thank you.

[NB: I’m only guessing about the French Publisher – they’ve published the first book, but I can’t find much evidence of book two or three… I’ll keep checking, and post correction/confirmation as I find out.]

6 comments:

  1. You're right, at least book two was published by them as well: http://www.fleuvenoir.fr/site/la_porte_des_eons_t2_&100&9782265094512.html

    And that IS a gorgeous cover :-)

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    1. I reeeeeally want Gollancz and Pyr to pick it up... Or something similar, anyway.

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  2. Katarina looks much more martial and fierce than the US covers, definitely.

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    1. Yeah. Not a big fan of the US/UK covers.

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  3. wow, SO much better. Simonetti does some brilliant covers!

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