Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Snazzy Cover Art: “Kultus”, by Richard Ford (Solaris)

Just spotted this through my Twitter feed, thought I’d share it; the artwork for upcoming fantasy/steam-punk novel Kultus:


And, as always, the synopsis:

Thaddeus Blaklok – mercenary, demonist, bastard and thug-for-hire – is pressed into retrieving a mysterious key for his clandestine benefactors. Little does he know that other parties seek to secure this artefact for their own nefarious ends and soon he is pursued by brutal cultists, bloodthirsty gangsters, deadly mercenaries and hell spawned monsters, all bent on stopping him by any means necessary.

In a lightning-paced quest that takes him across the length and breadth of the steam-fuelled city of Manufactory, Blaklok must use his wits and his own demonic powers to keep the key from those who would use it for ill, and open the gates to Hell itself.

Must say, rather intrigued to try this out. The cover’s a little garish, but at the same time eye-catching.

1 comment:

  1. I have to say, I'll judge this book by its cover and give it a shot - the style reminds me of Transmetropolitan, and I'm intrigued!