After all the complaints for the first time Steven Erikson gets good art for a cover of his book:
Sadly it is only for the super collector edition of Gardens of the Moon for “just” $125. One wonders why good artists can’t be used for those editions that are supposed to sell a lot more and face larger competition.
The image shows Anomander Rake, in the background there are his Great Ravens and that flying mountain is Moon’s Spawn. Anomander Rake is actually supposed to sit on top of it.
The sword he shows there is supposed to be even bigger, and misses particle effects:
A two-handed sword was strapped to Rake’s broad back, its silver dragonskull pommel and archaic crosshilt jutting from a wooden scabbard fully six and a half feet long. From the weapon bled power, staining the air like black ink in a pool of water.