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Words of Radiance Cover Released!


Tor.com has finally posted the cover for Words of Radiance! Tor.com has finally posted the cover for Words of Radiance! The second cover for the Stormlight Archive was also drawn by the phenomenally talented Michael Whelan. The front cover depicts Kaladin crouched on the Shattered Plains, facing Szeth standing on a pile of corpses, including some potential corpses in Plate.

There's a lot of interesting things to notice about the cover. Mysterious flying creatures between the two of them? What is either an object or a puddle by Kaladin's lower hand? Do you hate it or love it? Hop on over to the forums and join in the discussion on what precisely is going on in this scene, which is confirmed to be an actual moment from the book.

Personally, I love the cover, especially the storm and the look of Szeth, who is shown on the back of the cover. Michael Whelan also provided a step by step look at his artistic process while designing the cover, so be sure to check it out.


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Assistant Peter has stated on an Amazon.com comment thread (Oct 22, 2013):


"I like this version of the cover quite a bit-but Michael Whelan was not satisfied with it, so he repainted it. The new one looks much better. I'm not sure when it's going to be revealed."

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