Uprooted is closer to being finished!
Because the incredibly-talented Donato has turned in the completed wrap-around cover art for the limited edition!
And it is gorgeous. You can see for yourself below. He has also illustrated every chapter of the book, going beyond our expectations, bringing an additional beauty to the award-winning Naomi Novik novel that is sure to delight her readers as much as it does us.
And what about that cover? To accompany Donato's beautiful work, I hired the amazing Shawn King for cover design! He didn't disappoint. Naomi and I both love it. The back cover features the Wood while the front showcases elements of the Wood, Agnieszka, and the Dragon—especially Agnieszka's hand reaching in and pulling up the Wood. The result? I can't wait to get this book on my shelves! To share some insight into how we will be treating the cover, the title and author name will be given either a foil or embossing or both. They will not be white. The dust jacket could be glossy or we might go with a textured matte that organically feels more like wood. More on that as we get closer to publication.
All that is left now is a signature page, art used as a stamp for the front board of the book, and Naomi and Donato signing signature pages for the printer. We are looking at a late September release since the printer requires two months prep time.
If you haven't yet, be sure to pre-order Uprooted now! And share this with your fellow fantasy readers!
Publisher & Editorial Director