World’s End – US Cover Final Version

Here’s the final version of John Picacio’s cover for the US publication of World’s End – Age of Misrule Book One out from Pyr in May.


If you compare it to the earlier version I previewed below, you can see some subtle changes that John has introduced to make the work even better. I’m very pleased indeed.

And if you go to John’s blog he details his working method and the process for this piece, with initial sketches included.

Lord Of Silence Cover

Here’s a first look at the cover for Lord of Silence, my fantasy novel coming from Solaris on August 3.


It’s by John Picacio, who has also completed the art for the US editions of the Age of Misrule sequence. Solaris describe it as “a rip-roaring, carcass-surfing (yes,really!) fantasy” which definitely captures the flavour. The blurb: “Vidar is a man tormented – by a lost memory and a vampiric jewel that demands the life energy of others. Now, with a killer loose within his home city, Vidar must solve a three thousand year old religious mystery to unlock the terrifying secrets of his own past.”

You can pre-order the UK version from Amazon here or from your favourite bricks and mortar bookshop.

Or you can pre-order the US version here.

How To Look Good On The Bookshelf

As you may have noticed in one of the comments below, multiple award-winning artist John Picacio has signed on to provide covers for the US publication of my Age of Misrule books – and I couldn’t be more pleased.

John is a phenomenal artist with World Fantasy, Chesley and IHG Awards under his belt, as well as a Hugo nomination. But don’t take my word for it – take a look here and prepare to be impressed.