Saturday, July 11, 2009

Acacia: Terres etrangeres

I'm at Readercon at the moment, enjoying lots of good talk with some very smart people. While I'm away I'll leave this for your consideration...

The good folks at were the first to show me this. It's the French cover for The Other Lands (Acacia, Book 2)! I'd seen an early version of it, but this one is retooled, in full color and virtually bursting off the page.

The artwork is by Didier Graffet.

Whaddaya think?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love it - captures the intense moment of knowing you're crossing an ocean to the absolute unknown - I just wonder if the sense of resolute purpose evident in the plowing of the ship through the waves is Dariel's or Corrin's... :-) I love it! Would buy it just for the cover!

3:28 PM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...

Thanks, Dave!

4:42 PM  
Blogger Constance Brewer said...

Wow, you are getting some awesome covers, David. I like. :)

4:56 PM  
Anonymous Stephe said...

Just too sweet.

I was immediately on that bow alongside Dariel, with nothing but water surrounding us, anxious to get where we were going yet thinking if I were smart I would turn back. :)

You must be so pleased.

9:04 PM  
Blogger Janeite42 said...

It makes me want to read it (in English).

9:59 PM  
Blogger slkcivil said...

Looks great & mighty! It's really fun to see the variety of covers for just one title, very cool.

11:08 PM  
Blogger Corby Kennard said...

Wow, that's a cool cover.

September, is it?

3:25 AM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...

Yes. September it is - for the US edition. This French one is fast on that - in October.

10:31 AM  
Anonymous Steven Till said...

I still prefer the US cover. Probably because I like mountains and castles better than the ocean. Are you partial to either one, or can you say?

10:59 AM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...

I don't pick favorites really. I guess I really do view them as meaning very different things for different audiences, so for me they're hard to compare.

11:30 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Both covers are quite good... that said, I think I like this cover better because of the human element shown. Kind of gives me the feeling of the largeness of the events, contrasted with the importance of the individual.

9:42 PM  

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