Tor Books has released the cover art for the upcoming ebook release of Towers of Midnight
, the thirteenth book in the Wheel of Time
series. In most months since October 2009, Tor has released one book in the series in a variety of electronic formats. See below for a full list of links to the released books, as well as a schedule of the remaining upcoming releases.
With each eBook, Tor is including brand new artwork for the "cover". A different artist has been selected for each one, giving the art team at Tor a chance to provide us fans with a variety of styles. Click the image seen here to enlarge
This month, the artwork is by Raymond Swanland
. The ebook will be released on January 31st.
As with the previous covers that were released for the ebooks, Tor Art Director Irene Gallo has done a write up
about the process behind creating this image. Be sure to check out the full article. Here's an excerpt:
Clearly it struck an emotional chord in fans of the series and I knew it would be a great visual....but so close to the end of the series, I was hoping to showcase Rand. And there are awesome Rand battle scenes! But no matter how many people I asked, including all of the WoT community on Tor.com, everyone kept mentioning this scene.
Click to enlargeWheel of Time eBook News and release scheduleTor Books plans to re-release each one of the Wheel of Time novels as ebooks according to the schedule below. Each will have new cover art, specially commissioned for the eBook format. Each will feature a different artist.
So what do you think of this new image? Leave your comments below. Remember, we'll have a more detailed report on the overall future of the Wheel of Time
print-edition covers at a later time.