Friday, February 13, 2009

The Other Lands Cover!

This is happy news. Yesterday, Doubleday dropped the cover for The Other Lands(by the way, you can pre-order it using this link) on me. Without further preamble, I offer it for your consideration...

Some of you make recognize the image as being the same one used by my German publisher, Blanvalet. The artwork is by Mikko Kinnunen. Seems Doubleday liked that treatment so much they spent a while trying to find a new way to get the same look, and eventually decided to just stick with the image they liked so much. I have to say, I've always loved the artwork, and it actually suits the book just that little bit more considering the "Other Lands" aspect of it. I think it looks terrific.

Yesterday, I sort of "leaked" it to a few of the bloggers that were so kind to Acacia. They all did me the solid of posting it, which I love. Makes it feel official. The Other Lands is coming! You can check them, and their blogs, out here...


A Dribble of Ink

davebrendon's fantasy and sci-fi weblog

Fantasy Book Critic

Graeme's Fantasy Review

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Blogger Tia Nevitt said...

I love it!!

1:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cover looks great! Can't wait to read this one.

3:36 PM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...

Hello Tia and King of the Nerds,

Thanks. Great responses! I think I'll like gazing at this one for a long time...


3:56 PM  
Blogger slkcivil said...

Looks awesome! Let us know when we can pre-order it. I'm looking forward to reading the entire series! ~Shauna

4:00 PM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...

Hey Shauna,

Pre-order? Heck, you can pre-order now! It's up on The link on the blog post will take you there...


4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said... looks great. Just got my ARC cover (but not my ARC yet) for my June release novel, and I'm just about as excited (I know you've been down this road before, but for those of us about to hit the newly published (in fiction, anyway) ranks it's pretty cool.)!

4:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't say it enough, it looks incredible! Puts me in mind of a stronghold a on the distant continent... :-) BTW, will we get a map of The Other Lands too?

4:48 PM  
Blogger slkcivil said...

Excellent! Thanks. ~Shauna

5:17 PM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...

Congrats, Greg! I hope you like the cover - your cover, I mean?...

Dave, yes, there will be a map of sorts. Actually, my editor just gave me the prod to start working on that. I've got it in my head, but that doesn't do anybody else any good. So I'll get it on paper soon.

6:21 PM  
Blogger Constance Brewer said...

Hooray! I love that cover! :)

7:34 PM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...

Hooray! I'm glad you do!

7:40 PM  
Blogger chapter11studios said...

Excellent cover! It's really eye-catching, David. I think it'll pull a lot of folks in for a closer look. (And then of course they'll discover the fantastic writing inside, and be hooked!)

7:53 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I love when series have covers that can help you visualize setings. It just makes it so much better for the reader. By the way sorry about yesterday for being all up in your kool aid without knowing the flavor david. I can see now you are a man with a plan and I definitely respect that.

11:43 PM  
Blogger Bryan Russell said...


11:04 AM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...

Thanks for all the support. Sounds like the cover might do the trick.

And no problem, Travis, about the Kool-Aid. I never really could tell their flavors apart anyway...

1:50 AM  
Blogger Corby Kennard said...

Awesome! This is a great cover, and actually goes really well with the first book.

Can't wait ...

2:27 AM  
Blogger Lou Anders said...

I am so so happy they went with the German cover! Yay!

11:19 AM  
Blogger Lou Anders said...

Hey, who is the cover artists btw? They deserve some love (and I'd like to know for professional reasons as well.)

11:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mikko Kinnunen - - but this picture is not very representative for his art or style. Nonetheless I like some of his other pictures too. We still have to find the appropriate books ... ;-))

Best wishes

2:23 PM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...

Hey, I was going to post that, but you beat me to it! I will go add the link to the main post, though. Yes, give the artist credit.

2:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uh ... I'm sorry ...
*hangs head in shame*

Best wishes

10:22 PM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...


No worries! You did beat me to it, so I can't complain. Anyway, I need all the help I can get!


11:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank god i love to google! i cant wait for the new book, gonna preorder now yippee!!!

12:57 AM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...

Hi Thumper!

Glad to see you found me again, and really good to know you'll be there for the continuation of the Akaran's tale. Thank you.


1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A little behind on reading your blog...but, I am so excited! I read your book almost two summers ago and loved it and then was incredibly sad to hear that I would have to wait two years until the next book to come out.

BUT now! I will be in the midst of my first year of Grad School in September, and am planning on dropping everything to read this book! Now I must go preorder

6:05 PM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...


You mean I'm going to have a hand in disturbing your graduate education? I'm not sure if I should be pleased by that... but I am. :)

6:50 PM  

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