Covers: ‘TimeBomb’ by Scott K. Andrews & ‘The Slow Regard of Silent Things’ by Patrick Rothfuss
Two covers have caught my eye today. One is the edition Gollancz is publishing of the novella Patrick Rothfuss wrote about Auri, a character I have loved reading about in his books. I think the UK cover is beautiful, it’s very mystical and it really looks like a sweet tale about the girl we all fell in love with in the books. I’m looking forward to this one and the cover has only made me more eager to get my hands on it.
The Slow Regard of Silent Things will be released on the 28th of October this year in the UK by Gollancz and on the 4th of November in the US by DAW.
The University, a renowned bastion of knowledge, attracts the brightest minds to unravel the mysteries of enlightened sciences like artificing and alchemy. Yet deep below its bustling halls lies a complex and cavernous maze of abandoned rooms and ancient passageways – and in the heart of it all lives Auri. Formerly a student at the University, now Auri spends her days tending the world around her. She has learned that some mysteries are best left settled and safe. No longer fooled by the sharp rationality so treasured by the University, Auri sees beyond the surface of things, into subtle dangers and hidden names. At once joyous and haunting, THE SLOW REGARD OF SILENT THINGS is a rich, atmospheric and lyrical tale, featuring one of the most beloved characters from Rothfuss’ acclaimed fantasy series.
The second cover is for a book published by Hodderscape: TimeBomb by Scott K. Andrews. It’s the first in a YA trilogy and has an interesting cover. The synopsis explains why there is a girl falling on the cover with two cities, one upside down, above and below her and it seems to me there is an exciting tale behind this all. Definitely a book that gets a place on my wishlist!
TimeBomb will be published on the 9th of October this year by Hodderscape.
New York City, 2141: Yojana Patel throws herself off a skyscraper, but never hits the ground.
Cornwall, 1640: gentle young Dora Predennick, newly come to Sweetclover Hall to work, discovers a badly-burnt woman at the bottom of a flight of stairs. When she reaches out to comfort the dying woman, she’s knocked unconscious, only to wake, centuries later, in empty laboratory room.
On a rainy night in present-day Cornwall, seventeen-year-old Kaz Cecka sneaks into the long-abandoned Sweetclover Hall, determined to secure a dry place to sleep. Instead he finds a frightened housemaid who believes Charles I is king and an angry girl who claims to come from the future.
Thrust into the centre of an adventure that spans millennia, Dora, Kaz and Jana must learn to harness powers they barely understand to escape not only villainous Lord Sweetclover but the forces of a fanatical army… all the while staying one step ahead of a mysterious woman known only as Quil.
What do you think of these two new covers?