Thanks to Rob for allowing FFA to be a part of the three-blog cover reveal hype train for the hardback editions of his ‘The War Eternal’ series (well, at least the first 3 books :D). We get to reveal book 3, From Cold Ashes Risen, a bit later in the post, but I wanted to give shout-outs to the other 2 participating sites and their respective reveals.
I’ve included the cover for Along the Razor’s Edge (revealed by Fantasy Book Critic):
As well as the cover for The Lessons Never Learned (revealed by Novel Notions):
So, I guess what I am trying to say is that WE GET THE BEST PART OF THE TOUR BECAUSE ALL THE ARTWORK BY THE AMAZING FELIZ ORTIZ & SHAWN KING IS NOW ON OUR SITE. MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Oh yeah… Rob has something to say.
Here we go with something a bit fancy. To mark the 2nd anniversary of The War Eternal (I still can’t quite believe it’s been 2 years already), I decided I wanted to give Eska some nice hardbacks. I don’t know about anyone else, but I love collecting hardbacks. There’s something a bit different to owning a book that solid. But I didn’t just want to use the old artwork. I wanted to make these books a bit special. So I commissioned Felix Ortiz and Shawn King to bring whole new art to the books and to splash some new colour on the series.
If you’ll indulge me a short story, it all started with this image.
This was the original concept for Along the Razor’s Edge Felix produced so long ago now. I loved it. I loved it so damned much. But in the end we decided to go with something a bit more traditional for the covers. But I’ve never stopped loving that original version. So when I approached Felix with the idea for the new hardbacks, I told him I wanted them done in that style. He took it as a challenge.
For the new FROM COLD ASHES RISEN cover, I told Felix I wanted three major components. The first was Eska hooded and carrying a lantern. Felix, in his wisdom decided to channel the ferryman for her in this one and it’s so metal I love it! The second was Ssserakis (the demon) with hints of wings. And the third was fire. We knew from the get go that the colour scheme for this one would be red. So I present to you all, the jacket cover for the From Cold Ashes Risen hardback.
But that’s not all. The case of the hardback is also printed with the naked artwork and the book’s tagline on the back done in the same bespoke font that Shawn created for the titles. I’ve also completely reformatted the interior for as professional a book as I can make.
The hardbacks are available now from Amazon and probably some other online retailers.
And I sell signed copies direct from my website. But please be aware international postage is currently a bit ridiculous.
And, of course, I have to remind you all here that The War Eternal series is continuing this year. SINS OF THE MOTHER (book 4) is releasing on May 3rd. And DEATH’S BEATING HEART (book 5) is coming in December.
Here are all three (3) for your eyeballs: