Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Napier's Bones Hardcover Illustration News

The final colour version of the frontispiece for the limited edition hardcover came to me via email today and I have to say that it is absolutely, unbelievable gorgeous! The artist is Martin Springett, probably best-known for having done the covers for the original editions of Guy Gavriel Kay's Fionavar Tapestry. Over the next week or so I'm going to share with you all some of the sketches and ideas that Martin came up with while reading Napier's Bones. These are shared with Martin's permission, and all are preliminary sketches. I will of course save the final image for those people lucky enough to get their hands on one of the 150 signed and numbered hardcover editions.

Addendum, added December 3: Brett has written to correct a factual error. The hardcover is not limited to 150 copies, but is instead limited to however many are purchased between now and January 2. At the moment, that is not a number approaching 150, so start shaking the trees and convincing your friends and neighbours that purchasing this edition of Napier's Bones is a good idea.

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