Monday, 18 July 2011

COVER STORY: lush covers for thrilling new Solaris trilogy unveiled

I don't usually do cover art posts, so you should realise how exceptional I find these covers!

I just received an email from the Solaris team announcing the new covers for Rowena Cory Daniells' new epic fantasy trilogy, due in 2012.

As per the press release:

The books in the trilogy - Besieged, Sanctuary and Exile - each come with a lush, detailed fantastical cover by Clint Langley, who was responsible for the covers on Daniells’ best-selling The Chronicles of King Rolen’s Kin and whose artwork is regularly seen in weekly comic anthology, 2000 AD.

The Outcast Chronicles is the exciting new series that follows the fate of a tribe of dispossessed mystics. Vastly outnumbered by people without magical abilities, they are persecuted because ordinary people fear their gifts. This persecution culminates in a bloody pogrom sanctioned by the king who lays siege to the Celestial City, last bastion of the mystics.

This is a family-saga set in a fantasy world. Four people linked by blood, love and vows struggle with misplaced loyalties, over-riding ambition and hidden secrets which could destroy them. Some make desperate alliances only to suffer betrayal, and some discover great personal strength.

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I think these are simply stunning - and give a good reason why my Kindle will never be as good as my books (well, not until they can reproduce, in colour, this sort of artwork!)

What do you think? Will you be picking up this trilogy?


  1. Absolutely stunning. Agreed. Makes me want to read the books.

  2. I'm also in love with these covers! They make me want to read the books just so I'd have the privilege of staring at them for a couple of days running.

  3. Agreed; they're gorgeous! And I want to read them NOW!

  4. DEFINITELY going on my TBR list...and I'm not usually a fantasy reader! Gorgeous art.

  5. Magemanda, I adore the covers and I'm the author.

    They reflect the feel of the books, sensual, rich full of intrigue, love and betryal!