City Without End Wins Silver Spectrum Award

Here is the “freaking gorgeous” cover artwork (as one reader put it) for City Without End, next year’s third book in my series, The Entire and The Rose. For this cover, Stephan Martiniere has just won the Silver Spectrum award, novel category. This cover may surpass the covers he’s already done for The Entire and The Rose–and that’s after I thought he’d already created the ultimate knock-out covers for Bright of the Sky and A World Too Near! (To see these covers, click here.)

I am enormously grateful to Stephan Martiniere for so gloriously capturing the world of the Entire, and lavishing his amazing talent on my stories.

Since I don’t seem to be able quite yet to negotiate LJ renditions of these kinds of files, I urge you to take a look at this cover on Pyr’s blog.

7 Responses

  1. princejvstin says:

    I saw it there first and I was blown away. Martiniere’s work just gets better and better.

  2. amysisson says:

    Wow, that is really stunning! The award is well-deserved.

  3. tbclone47 says:

    Just absolutely fabulous.

  4. Anonymous says:

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  5. Anonymous says:

    Is that last comment blog spam?

    Love the cover. All of the covers in the Entire series are great.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Is that last comment blog spam?

    Love the cover. All of the covers in the Entire series are great.

    – Shaun Farrell

  7. Anonymous says:

    well done

    thanks much, brother

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