It’s that time again! Time to highlight some of my favorite fantasy covers!
Last weeks fantasy covers’ post was so well received that it gave me the excuse to do another one! Which I’m really excited about, because I love fantasy covers. Honestly, I’m not ashamed to admit I judge prospective books by their covers, and I’m sure many of you do as well.
Anyway, I give you a few more covers which have captured my attention. Some of them are new. Some of them are old. But every one of them are beautiful and cannot be easily forgotten.
This grimdark trilogy has been republished by the author recently, and he spared no expense in updating the covers. Personally, I have to say his cover artists, Sigbjorn Pedersen and Alex Raspad, did amazing jobs.
Michael J. Sullivan’s Fantasy Series
Whether you are already a fan of Mr. Sullivan or have not yet discovered him, you will have seen his amazing fantasy series on a virtual or physical bookshelf somewhere; The Riyria Revelations, The Riyria Chronicles, and The Legends of the First Empire some of the most talked about classic fantasy out there right now. Naturally, great books deserve great covers, and Michael J. Sullivan always had some of the best with Larry Rostant and Marc Simonetti providing the covers to this point.
This is a series I haven’t picked up yet, but will be soon. And what has driven me to take the plunge (besides all my friends well-written and compelling reviews) are these strikingly beautiful covers. I have to admit loving the black and white images with the colorful celestial objects in the background. Jacket design: Lauren Panepinto / illustration by Dominick Saponaro
Instead of picking another few book covers from a single series, I decided to just list my favorite cover artist of the moment. Richard Anderson’s offerings outstanding on so many levels; his breathtaking covers gracing the front of so many fantasy books that I could not pick just a few, so here are a handful of my favorites! (Well, more than a handful, but not all of the covers Mr. Anderson has done.)
Well, that is it for this week. Hopefully, you discovered a few books you had never heard of before, or an artist or two that have now become one of your favorites. Until next time, keep judging books by their covers!