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Revised Cover Unveiled for The Scarab Path by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Art by Jon Sullivan
I was a bit underwhelmed by the cover initially making the rounds for Pyr's edition of The Scarab Path, especially after the stellar job they've done with Shadows of the Apt series up till now. Which is why I was happy to receive this gem. While not as action packed as Empire in Black and Gold or as neat as Blood of the Mantis it keeps with the previous style and certainly gives a sense of presence. I do question the black title with such a thin line of color just because it may be hard to read from afar, but it looks as though Che is finally getting some cover love after 4 books..  Avoid the below blurb if you're not caught up on the series.
The war with the Wasp Empire has ended in a bitter stalemate, and Collegium has nothing to show for it but wounded veterans. Cheerwell Maker finds herself crippled in ways no doctor can mend, haunted by ghosts of the past that she cannot appease, seeking for meaning in a city that no longer seems like home. The Empress Seda is regaining control over those imperial cities who refused to bow the knee to her, but she draws her power from something more sinister than mere armies and war machines. Only her consort, the former spymaster Thalric, knows the truth, and now the assassins are coming and he finds his life and his loyalties under threat yet again. Out past the desert of the Nem the ancient city of Khanaphes awaits them both, with a terrible secret entombed beneath its stones...
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Patrick said...

I agree about the black on black choice of font but I do think its a major improvement from the first attempt.

Anonymous said...

like it, but something's bothering me though...

what's up with che's eyes? don't they seem a bit too big? I dont mind the anime bug-eye look, but to do that with a non-anime charactor...

what do you think?

Mad Hatter Review said...

The eyes are quite odd, but it goes along with the general description of Che's race.