Early cover concepts . . . Foul Tide’s Turning.

I have just got the early cover concepts in for Foul Tide’s Turning, the second in my Far-called sequence of fantasy books. There’s various options I need to select from and I need your help … let me know in the comments which cover jacket you’d go for?

The first edition of this book will be out May 2015 from Gollancz/Hachette and should – as the saying goes – be available in all good bookshops (maybe even Amazon, but let’s think positive).

Cover concept #1.

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Cover concept #2.

Foul Tide Turning variant cover concept.

Cover concept #3.

Foul Tide Turning variant cover concept.

Cover concept #4.

Foul Tide Turning variant cover concept.

Cover concept #5.

Foul Tide Turning variant cover concept.

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8 Responses to “Early cover concepts . . . Foul Tide’s Turning.”

  1. Tom Edwards
    September 30, 2014 at 3:02 pm #

    Hi, Stephen,
    Good artwork, I think #2 will be the sharpest look. The blue lettering will be harder to see, but the blue/red balance is best in # 2. Good luck on the release! -Tom

  2. mark
    September 30, 2014 at 3:03 pm #

    cover 2 by far the best

  3. sal barracca
    September 30, 2014 at 3:41 pm #

    First let me say these are very beautiful cover designs. After spending over 30 years in the publishing field the objective is to get your books attention to a prospective buyer as quickly as possible in an arena chock full of books. Have to agree with the consensus that #2 stands out the best. Good luck.

  4. CT
    September 30, 2014 at 7:18 pm #

    I also favor #2.

  5. Barbara Duckett
    September 30, 2014 at 10:44 pm #

    No.2 best look of them all, sharpest and clearest, Beautiful art work. ­čÖé

  6. Stephen
    October 1, 2014 at 6:42 am #

    Cheers, that’s great – looks like #2 has it!

  7. October 2, 2014 at 2:19 pm #

    A bit late, but I also prefer #2. All of them being similar, that’s the one that I feel is… a bit crispier than the rest.

  8. February 11, 2015 at 7:23 pm #

    At what Lexile measure are the Far Called series written?

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