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The Devils Cover(s)

It’s now less than a year until the release of The Devils, and I am delighted to reveal its cover(s). In the US:

And in the UK:

Art is by book-cover graphics sorcerer Will Staehle. Both will no doubt be adorned by various foils, glitters, touches and finishes, and in the UK at least it looks very likely there will be more than one special edition with a variant cover of some sort. More on that as and when I have further details.

Should you wish to preorder your copy of this genre-redefining masterwork ahead of its publication in May 2025 (in hardcover, e-book and audio), you can follow this territory sensitive link to your book merchant of choice. To whet your salivating appetites, here’s the latest version of the UK copy:

Europe stares into the abyss.

Plague and famine stalk the land, monsters lurk in every shadow and greedy princes care for nothing but their own ambitions. Only one thing is certain: the elves will come again, and they will eat everyone.

Sometimes, the darkest paths lead towards the light. Paths on which the righteous will not dare to tread…

And so, buried beneath the sacred splendour of the Celestial Palace, is the secret Chapel of the Holy Expediency. For its congregation of convicted monsters there are no sins that have not been committed, no lines that will not be crossed, and no mission that cannot be turned into a disastrous bloodbath.

Now the hapless Brother Diaz must somehow bind the worst of the worst to a higher cause: to put a thief on the throne of Troy, and unite the sundered church against the coming apocalypse.

When you’re headed through hell, you need the devils on your side.

And here’s the latest version of the US copy, along with the lovely thoughts of the supremely talented Taz Muir who clearly has amazing taste in books…

 

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The Wisdom of Crowds US Cover

And Orbit’s hardcover of The Wisdom of Crowds in the US will look something like this: As with the other books in the series, art by Sam Weber and design by Lauren Panepinto. The three of us did a little event yesterday to celebrate, talking about the design process and answering some audience questions. You […]

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The Wisdom of Crowds UK Cover

The UK cover of the final book in The Age of Madness trilogy, The Wisdom of Crowds, is finally ready to be revealed… Design once again by Tomás Almeida, though obviously there’s no way he could have done it without me endlessly arguing over the exact colour of foil we would be using. And the […]

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The Trouble With Peace US Cover

And following on from last week’s UK Cover reveal, here’s the US version: With art once again by Sam Weber and design by Lauren Panepinto.  A development on the theme, as you can see, and an interesting contrast with the UK approach… The book’s due to be published at the very same time as the […]

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The Trouble With Peace UK Cover

Time to reveal the UK cover for the second book in The Age of Madness trilogy, The Trouble With Peace… Design once more by Tomás Almeida.  And the cover copy… Savine dan Glokta, once Adua’s most powerful investor, finds her judgement, fortune and reputation in tatters. But she still has all her ambitions, and no […]

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A Little Hatred US Cover

Drumroll please, for here is the cover for A Little Hatred in the US…   Artwork by Sam Weber, design by Lauren Panepinto. Interesting, actually, as the US and UK could hardly be more different.  Probably says all kinds of interesting things about the differences between the two markets, where I’m at in those markets, and […]

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A Little Hatred UK Cover

Time to reveal the new cover direction for A Little Hatred in the UK… Design by Tomás Almeida.  The familiar parchment covers of The First Law and standalone books had served us extremely well, but we really couldn’t see any way to develop it further, and didn’t want to take a step backwards, so time […]

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Sharp Ends US Cover

Following last week’s release of the UK cover for my collection of short stories Sharp Ends, here’s the cover for the US edition, coming from Orbit on 26th April… Daresay it will still feature a map internally not to mention, of course, just the same entirely wonderful 13 short stories from the world of the First […]

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Sharp Ends UK Cover

Those wonderful folks at Gollancz have released the cover for my forthcoming collection of short stories, Sharp Ends, and it looks a little something like this… Artwork by Dave Senior, designed as always by the brilliant Laura Brett.  For those who don’t know, it contains thirteen stories, all set in the world of the First […]

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The First Law Trilogy goes into Orbit

I’m delighted to announce that in September, Orbit Books are going to be re-releasing the First Law Trilogy in the US.  They’ve been publishing the standalone books since the start, and will be publishing a collection of short stories in the same world early next year, so this will put all the First Law books under […]

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