|Posted on Friday, May 19, 2006 - 10:41 pm: |
The front cover image of the trade paperback edition of the Duke (forthcoming from Papaveria Press http://www.papaveria.com/ in July 2006) has been finalized -- just today -- and here it is, in all its 16th century gorgeous young manly glory:
My wonderful editor Erzebet YellowBoy did a fabulous job of the cover, I think.
I am drooling over it. :-)
And wait till you see the back! I am absolutely floored to receive the following two fabulous author quotes/jacket blurbs for my novella The Duke In His Castle:
"Vera Nazarian combines the wry and poignant charm of Hans Christian Andersen with the subversive wallop of Angela Carter in crafting this gem of a fairy tale. No longer merely a promising writer, Nazarian has arrived."
— Paul Witcover
"Vera Nazarian is a writer seemingly so full of story that it just comes bubbling uncontrollably out of her. Then she takes it and molds it and wraps it all around in a bright-colored cloth woven from her sparklingly idiosyncratic language and wonderfully vivid imagery. "The Duke in his Castle" shows her at the peak of her form in a deceptively simple tale that probes the nature of life and death, of power and succumbing, and ultimately of good and both the evils -- active evil and the evil born from apathy. Where so many High Fantasy writers are content to serve up the same old reheated stew, Nazarian instead gives us something fresh and vital and dancing."
— John Grant, Co-Editor of The Encyclopedia of Fantasy
More on the upcoming novella soon!