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The Black Prism in China

UPDATE: We think we have identified the artist. Check out Jian Guo’s other amazing work HERE, including some amazing tributes to Tolkien and covers for other fantasy authors such as Marion Zimmer Bradley and Gene Wolfe. (Thanks to Miro below, who gave us the tip!)

Exciting news! The Black Prism publishes next month in China, thanks to the work of Chongqing Books. Look at this awesome cover:

 

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I have the enormous privilege to see a lot of cool takes on cover art that are each influenced by their country, culture, and audience’s expectations of what a fantasy cover should look like, but few have been as striking as this. I love how it unfolds the longer you look at it. It’s a little bit Link from Legend of Zelda, a little Lord of the Rings, and a little bit the stained glass sequence from Beauty and the Beast.

I love it. (If anyone can tell me the artist’s name, I’d be more than happy to link to him or her!)

 

Goodreads Giveaway & Books-a-Million Deal

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Brent’s publisher Orbit is hosting a Goodreads giveaway of the trade paperback version of The Black Prism. There are 10 copies available, and you can enter to win from now until July 1, 2014. (Due to shipping costs, it is only open to readers in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, and Ireland.) If you’re a Goodreads user, go HERE to participate!

In other news, Books-a-Million is — for a limited time — hosting The Black Prism and The Blinding Knife in their stores on their Buy 2 Get 1 Free tables. If you were looking for an excuse to buy a few more books (and of course you were!), go check it out!

Spanish-Language Review and Book Trailer

by CAPSLOCK

Spanish-language readers, check out this high praise of El Prismo Negro from book blog La Biblioteca de Seshat:

“Resumiendo, es un libro que como podéis ver me encanta, y no puedo sino recomendarlo a cualquier amante de la fantasía. Es de lo mejor en fantasía después de Tolkien y Martin…” [In short, as you can see, it is a book I love, and I can not but recommend it to any fantasy lover. It is the best in fantasy after Tolkien and Martin…]

Go HERE to read the rest and HERE to order your copy!

And for those of you who are interested in a Spanish Black Prism book trailer, this one has Spanish-language subtitles (though I can’t guarantee the complete accuracy of the translations!):

(Also, new poll at right!)

Announcing the Fan Art Contest Winner!

by CAPSLOCK

Brent promised to pick one random entry for the fan art contest entry, and we have a winner!

Emily E. won for her double-submission of these images (though we only counted them as one when Brent randomly selected a winner):

Kylar SternElene, Kylar & Uly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The prize was originally for a signed copy of The Black Prism in trade paperback, but since it’s taken us a while to post all the entries, we’re also going to send the winner a signed copy of The Blinding Knife in trade paperback.

We’ll be running another contest soon, so keep an eye on the site.

Congratulations, Emily!