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.

foudtidesturning1

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.

Stephen

I am an author of various fantasy, science fiction, crime and other genre books from Gollancz, Hachette and HarperCollins. Some day I hope to grow up and be an astronaut. Exploring Mars would be nice.

8 thoughts on “Early cover concepts . . . Foul Tide’s Turning.

  • September 30, 2014 at 3:02 pm
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    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

  • September 30, 2014 at 3:03 pm
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    cover 2 by far the best

  • September 30, 2014 at 3:41 pm
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    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.

  • September 30, 2014 at 7:18 pm
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    I also favor #2.

  • September 30, 2014 at 10:44 pm
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    No.2 best look of them all, sharpest and clearest, Beautiful art work. 🙂

  • October 1, 2014 at 6:42 am
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    Cheers, that’s great – looks like #2 has it!

  • October 2, 2014 at 2:19 pm
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    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.

  • February 11, 2015 at 7:23 pm
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    At what Lexile measure are the Far Called series written?

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