Right I have been waiting on this cover all day and it's finally here! The cover for Siege and Storm, the epic sequel to Shadow and Bone, e.g The Gathering Dark in the UK. Are you ready for the cover?
Siege and Storm
Series: The Grisha #2
Release Date: 4th June 2013
Publisher: Henry Holt-US, Gollancz-UK
Synopsis: Darkness never dies.
Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land, all while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. But she can't outrun her past or her destiny for long.
The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling's game of forbidden magic, and farther away from Mal. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love she always thought would guide her--or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm.
Oh My Gosh! This cover has completely blown me away! My expectations were high but this has completely overcome them. How epic is this cover! Eek I'm just grinning looking at it and I can't wait to get my hands on a copy! Congrats Leigh on the second awesome cover! Just look at the dragon. Eek and the blurb from Rick Riordan! I LOVE IT!
Here's the first cover for comparison:
Just look how well they contrast with one another! *Squeeee!*
For more information about the cover from Leigh check out the io9 site!
What do you think of the cover? Let me know in the comments!