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I'd just like to say up front that this is hands down the best cover Bantam has ever done for me, ever, #2 being Hidden Warrior. Of course many of you will have different mental pictures of Seregil, but this is not a bad rendering, for me at least. I quite like it. :-)

For the best view, click on the picture, then again to enlarge it. And you get to read the back cover copy, too. You're the first ones!


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Dec. 3rd, 2007 10:37 pm (UTC)
It is a good cover! ^-^
Dec. 3rd, 2007 10:40 pm (UTC)
OMG, I hope they're OK! Now I'm all hyped and I can't even read the book.
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Dec. 3rd, 2007 10:42 pm (UTC)
A very lovely Seregil, indeed!
Wow! This is gorgeous! I love the details of the ring, the scar, the sword's pommel. And the cover copy - you are so deliciously mean to them (and us)!

Oh dear, it's going to be a very long wait!
Dec. 3rd, 2007 10:42 pm (UTC)
Oh man, you're right. That's awesome! Hidden Warrior is still my favorite, but this is very close #2.

You can see the scar! <333
Dec. 3rd, 2007 10:43 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow, that's probably my favorite Nightrunner cover so far. I'm so excited to read it now!
Dec. 3rd, 2007 10:47 pm (UTC)
Well. Well. That is certainly very nice. Can't wait to see it close up and in person.
Dec. 3rd, 2007 10:52 pm (UTC)
Ok, we already knew that seregil is gorgeous, but... WOW!

And the back cover is so... tantalizing. I just can't wait to have it. I also have to stop my "fanboy"mind that is toying with ideas concerning Seregil and Alec as slaves...
Dec. 3rd, 2007 10:58 pm (UTC)
Did I mention that the words "naked" "chained" and "again" appear a number of times, and often in the same sentence?

Oh, I almost forgot. And "whip".
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Dec. 3rd, 2007 10:54 pm (UTC)
No longer quite so jealous of the Japanese covers. :D That is gorgeous artwork, definitely the best of the Nigthrunner series.

As for the back cover - you're so mean to them. XD I'm looking forward to it!
Dec. 3rd, 2007 10:55 pm (UTC)
What a wonderful cover! It makes me want to run out and immediately put in an order for it, even though it will be a long wait until it reaches us readers... *sigh*

Very nicely done! I love the expression on Seregil's face. And the ships in the background.

So now we dig in and wait. ^^
Dec. 3rd, 2007 10:56 pm (UTC)
Wow, that is really cool! It's funny, "Hidden Warrior" is my other favorite, too. Seregil looks older than I pictured him (I'm such a freak for accuracy) but I won't complain because it's so awesome anyway. :D

And the back cover copy! *dies in anticipation*
Dec. 3rd, 2007 11:01 pm (UTC)
That is absolutely lovely. I can hardly wait to hold it in my hands!
Dec. 3rd, 2007 11:01 pm (UTC)
Waaah, beautiful artwork, and with the synopsis on top of that! ^_^ Thanks Lynn, you made my day! Can't wait to read it now! XD

Miya of Geneva (currently in New Zealand)
Dec. 3rd, 2007 11:04 pm (UTC)
That is a handsome cover!
Dec. 3rd, 2007 11:06 pm (UTC)
Oooooooooooooh! It doens't exactly mesh with my own mental image but it's a very good image indeed. My first reaction: That guy is HOT! Which is appropriate :)

On a related note, I was just ordering a book for myself via Amazon and noticed that this book was sitting in my Shopping Cart from last month when I intended to pre-order. I went ahead and did that. You can bet that the second I get the package in the mail next June I will tear it open, stare at this lovely cover and begin to read, devil may care.
Dec. 3rd, 2007 11:07 pm (UTC)
That's amazing :D I think that's more or less exactly how he should look!

The blurb on the back has me a little worried, however. Slavery! How will they make it out of this one?
Dec. 3rd, 2007 11:08 pm (UTC)
Hello Lynn,
Awesome cover!
- That teaser on in the back of the cover is torturing your readers for getting their hands on that book, you know. *laughs*
Much looking forward to it!
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Charlotte (from the Belgium Con in 2006)

Edited at 2007-12-03 11:09 pm (UTC)
Dec. 3rd, 2007 11:09 pm (UTC)
Oh, most excellent!

(Not gonna drool over the guy -- wrong orientation...)
Dec. 3rd, 2007 11:13 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh! I knew Seregil was hot, but WOW! Gorgeous cover, as well as the harbor picture on the back.

The teaser is just... I'm dying here. July just isn't going to be here soon enough. :-)
Dec. 3rd, 2007 11:14 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous! (Pretty ships!)
Dec. 3rd, 2007 11:14 pm (UTC)
Oooh! Awesome cover; I love it. My favourite so far, I think. You're torturing us with the back cover! XD
Dec. 3rd, 2007 11:16 pm (UTC)
That's gorgeous!!! I'm so excited for this to come out!
Dec. 3rd, 2007 11:16 pm (UTC)
*speechless* This is....awesome...gorgeous.... . And the back cover text KILLS ME! I hope June will come fast.
Dec. 3rd, 2007 11:21 pm (UTC)
OHMYGOD I could just like, die right here from excitement! I want to reread the first three books terribly badly, but I know that if I do, I really will die from anticipation of the new installment! I must hold out for a while yet~

Thank you for the preview! The release of that book is seriously a highlight of my 2008 year. ♥
Dec. 3rd, 2007 11:24 pm (UTC)
Lovely! Definitely better looking than the other Nightrunner covers (and no spoilers this time, I think).

The copy looks good. Do you have much input with the summary blurbs for your books? They seem a lot more accurate than some of the publisher horrors I've seen on some otherwise great books.

Thanks for the tantalizing update!
Dec. 3rd, 2007 11:37 pm (UTC)
The copy looks good. Do you have much input with the summary blurbs for your books? They seem a lot more accurate than some of the publisher horrors I've seen on some otherwise great books.

Yes, my editor has been great about running the rough copy by me, and letting me suggest or even rewrite it. I did have a hand in this one, too. They even let me kibbitz a bit on the cover art when it was in the planning stage, and the results show they listened.
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