Okay, this surprised me, because the release date is still 9 months in the future, but I checked and it is okay for me to post this. So, HERE
Okay! Isn’t that beautiful? I think it is not only beautiful, but different and eye-catching. I think the artist was clever to avoid any human figure; I think this cover will stand out wonderfully from the crowd. I also think this pale, pale cover will catch the eye, and the colored mist will look good on the shelf and entice readers to pick it up. Then I think the items in the background will be interesting and make potential readers open the book and read a few pages.
The band of colored mist goes across the spine, too, which I hope will make it stand out to the casual browser.
In the story, the mist is, you know, mist-colored. But this is a brilliant interpretation by the artist, imo.
I put the picture in full-sized to be sure you’d be able to see the three objects in the background — the pen, the watch, and the key. Those are all important items in the story, totally appropriate for the cover.
I just could not be more pleased with this. I’m not sure it beats THE FLOATING ISLANDS for my favorite cover ever, but . . . it might.
MIST is the first book I ever wrote with just one point-of-view protagonist, btw. That was interesting to me personally; I mean, that I never felt the impulse to switch to another pov. Oddly, my other RH title, THE WHITE ROAD OF THE MOON, is apparently going to be the second book I write with just one pov protagonist. I didn’t expect that, but I’m nearly 200 pp into it and, yeah, just one protagonist so far, so that is pretty conclusive.