Sunday, 18 September 2011
Yes, We Have a Cover
And the fact that I get to show it off here, now that Angry Robot have officially announced it.
And the way it has my name on. See? In big letters at the bottom there. "David Tallerman". That's me! No, really, it is.
As for that dashing but shifty-looking bloke in the foreground? That's Easie Damasco. The reason he has a big, suspicious-looking bag in his hand? That's because he steals stuff. A lot. Anything that's not nailed down and might be valuable, really. Nothing is too small and nothing's too big to attract his criminal attentions. Take, for instance a giant. Which, funnily enough, is exactly what Damasco does. Take a giant, I mean. Because the giant was there, he wasn't nailed down, and as I hope we've established by now, Damasco is very into stealing things.
So that explains the title there. I mean, this isn't a book about a giant who's also a thief. Although, come to think of, it is that too. Not that Saltlick (the giant's name is Saltlick) wants to get dragged into such things. Oh no. He just wants to go home, and maybe save his people from being forced into someone else's war by a tyrannical warlord along the way. But when you end up spending time around someone like Easie Damasco, however inadvertently, bad things start to happen...
So there we have it. Giant Thief now officially has a cover, and I hope you'll agree, it's an absolute stunner. Thanks to Marc at Angry Robot for making it happen, for taking my comments into account, and most of for listening to my thoughts on who would be an ideal artist for GT. And thanks to Angelo Rinaldi for being that ideal artist, for happening to be available at the right time - and for doing such a truly amazing job.