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House Name Preliminary cover

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On 2010/07/07 at 02:10 hjbau Said: Do you have a cover for House Name? And if so, may i ask who is on the cover this time around?

Because you asked, it occurred to me that it had been a long time since I’d sent the manu­script to my publisher for Jody (A. Lee) to read, so I emailed my editor and asked her if, by chance, the cover had been finished. She replied quickly to say that it had, and that they would send me a .jpeg. I squeed. Yes, I’m too old for that sound, but some­times it just can’t be helped. Guess what? I have a picture to post. It’s a prelim­i­nary cover, in that some of the type or design elements might change before the book is published — but the art won’t. I really like it; I’ve adored all of the covers she’s done, and I really like the covers for this series.

10 Responses to House Name Preliminary cover

  1. hjbau says:

    I might be a little too old for squeeing as well, but i will admit that i squeed a little bit when i saw the cover too. I have really liked the covers for this series as well. They have looked great and in hard back.

    Thanks again for responding and actu­ally putting the cover up. Thanks very much.

  2. Aaron says:

    It’s a striking piece of work. I love the details, like the (neoclas­sical) inter­pre­ta­tion of the Terafin manse, the Council ring, and Justice. But oddly enough, I’ve always pictured Amarais with brown hair at this time period…*shrug*

  3. Joey says:


  4. Daphne says:

    Excel­lent! Just the right touch of emotional distancing in her facial expression.

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  6. Erin says:

    But who is on the cover?!!! It looks great, and I can’t wait!

  7. Wendy says:

    Odd. I just finished “City of Night,” and if that’s The Terafin, she is described as having dark hair. I wonder who that is, then, or if The Terafin has just aged too much between books to still have dark hair … :)

  8. Estara says:

    Incred­ible cover, as always.

  9. Estara says:

    Addendum: she might simply have her hair powdered here, very customary in the times of Louix XIV in Europe for example — I wouldn’t be surprised if that were the case here, too — consid­ering the way the hair is dressed and the dress is styled. Or it’s a wig — like Eliz­a­bethan times

  10. Julie says:

    Nice looking cover, but I don’t get a sense of The Terafin from the woman…I had the same reac­tion with old Rath. I loved the books though!

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