ECHO's cover design
It looks as though Diana has settled on a cover design for AN ECHO IN THE BONE. Here is what she said on Compuserve last night:
Well, I believe we're basically set here. ECHO will follow the same basic pattern of the series--deep jewel tone cover (I picked the color already--#222 on this chart), with a gold caltrop as icon.
Don't know exactly what the caltrop will look like, or whether they'll add embossing, Celtic ornament, or what--I'll leave that to the book designer.
But it'll match your existing set, no problems.
You can see the full discussion on Compuserve here.
I am delighted with this news, since I was really hoping for a caltrop on the cover, and also that they would stick with the jewel-tone covers. (I really love the look of the matched set!)
Does anyone else think this particular color is a bit like the color of dried blood? <g> Compare the color 222 on Diana's chart above to this color, for example.
Caltrops, blood, war, "mortality" as a possible theme...this is all starting to sound rather ominous, to me at least. But I guess we'll all just have to wait and see.UPDATE 12/6/08 9:03 am: Diana posted a picture this week on her blog of the proposed UK cover design for ECHO, which is quite different from the US cover design. Look here for more information.
UPDATE 2/6/09 6:30 pm: Well, it's going to be a jewel-tone cover with a caltrop on it, but the background color will be black, not dark red. Look here for a picture of the proposed cover art. I think it looks fantastic! If you want to comment, my latest blog entry on the subject is here.