Friday, July 21, 2006

Eyes of Crow final cover

Pretty much, at least. Next month I'll get an official high-res image from the art department, but for now, feast your peepers on this:

No biggie. I know you've seen this before, but now it has a cool, completely-unreadable-at-this-resolution cover quote from Nebula Award™-winning author Catherine Asaro:
Jeri Smith-Ready's lyrical prose brings to life unforgettable characters and a poignant story that haunted me long after I finished the novel...Highly recommended.
And now, for your first viewing enjoyment, may I present:

The Back Cover

Click on either image for a larger view.

The back cover copy, in case you can't read Blurrish, goes a little something like this:

She was born to die . . . again and again.

For Rhia was bound to the Spirit of Crow, gifted with the foresight of Death's approach and doomed to the isolation of one feared and set apart. There must always be one whose magic can ease the passage of the people of Asermos to the Other Side. But to be the guide her people require, to truly know the depth of her gift—her curse—Rhia must surrender herself to the wisdom of the Great Forest . . . and drink deeply of Death itself.

And though two powerful men stand ready to aid her, even to love her, the Aspect of Crow demands unthinkable sacrifices from the one who walks its path.



It's absolutely stunning and I so can not wait to read it. Way to go Jeri.

Posted by: Blogger Unknown at 7/21/2006 8:08 PM

Thanks, Kathy! I still get shivers (the good kind) when I look at it. They actually asked for my input for the cover and used a lot of my ideas.

I feel lucky--most publishers are like, "Here's your cover. Hope you like it. What? The heroine's hair is the wrong color? She has three arms? Uh, better luck next time!"

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 7/21/2006 10:24 PM

Yeah I remember reading a book called Window On Tomorrow and the mail character's hair was black. But on the cover he had blond hair. And I read another book called Sawyer where the guy was way too short on the cover for the guy that was described in the book. See it all the time.

Posted by: Blogger Unknown at 7/22/2006 11:38 AM

I like the back cover blurb. Sounds very mysterious, enthrallingly so.


Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 7/24/2006 2:56 PM

Thanks, Cecilia. I can't take credit for the back cover blurb; my editor wrote that. I love it.

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 7/24/2006 3:36 PM

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