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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Cover Stories: Illyria by Elizabeth Hand

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The moment I saw the lovely cover for Elizabeth Hand's Illyria, I knew I had to ask her how it came about. And when I read this review, I knew I had to read it (it's high in the pile!).

Meanwhile, here's Elizabeth with the Cover Story:

"Put simply, I adore this cover. It may be my favorite, from anything I've ever written. It's very different than the artwork for the original UK edition, which had a very small print run and a lovely, Edward Gorey-esque black-and-white pen-and-ink drawing that showed Maddy and Rogan in the attic (pictured after the jump). This one is more romantic and dreamlike. I find it very easy to imagine myself in those boots and that cape...

Read the rest of Elizabeth's gorgeous Cover Story at melissacwalker.com.

1 comment:

Kasey said...

I definitely cannot wait to read this book! Thanks for posting about it! And gorgeous cover = )