Tor is repackaging Ken Scholes's The Psalms of Isaak series with art by the always awesome Chris McGrath made famous for his work in Urban Fantasy, but he seems to be getting more and more general Fantasy work lately with the relaunch of The First Law trilogy and Sturges's Midwinter series just to mention a couple.
UPDATE: Tor redid the coloring and altered the art a bit from the first shown.
Tor has aimed for more of a character centric look, which works well for the series. I especially like the type treatment and the bird icon prevalent on both covers. I'm always a sucker for a series logo such as this. First up we have the cover to the highly anticipated Antiphon, which is the third book in the series and will be released this September. This one sports a very hardened and fierce looking Neb depicted in the rough Churning Waste. UPDATE: Tor smartly made Neb look younger in the final version. He was looking a little grizzled for someone just in his twenties even given everything he has been through. But I did like the orange more. It just stood out better.
Next up we have the mass market edition of the second volume Canticle. This will precede Antiphon with a release in August. In this version we see Jin Li Tam in all her glory. I'll miss the large group scenes done for the first two hardcovers by Greg Manchess, but these should certainly appeal to the wide audience Scholes deserves.
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