Thursday, March 24, 2011

UK DRAGON'S OATH

Oooh! I just got this from my fabulous UK publisher! Here's the UK cover for DRAGON'S OATH. It's going to be published simultaneously with the US, which means it'll release July 12th. What do you think? I really like the blue!

XXXOOO
PC

64 comments:

Kate Grover said...

That looks so cool! Doesn't it remind you a little bit of the cover for Marked?

Leslie said...

isn't Dragon a redhead though?

PC Cast said...

It reminds me of the look of all of the UK covers. I think it's good continuity.

Dragon has sandy brown hair. Let's pretend he's in the shadow here, so it appears darker...

Maike said...

he really looks like i imagined Dragon - but the Dragon in my head had long hair ;)dunno why. But I like it!

Rudi May Hart said...

I love the cover it allows me to keep my .own image of what ndragon looks like to me. This will definitely be on my summer reading list. :) Am I allowed to ask what part in time the book is set?

Marus'ia said...

Nice cover! Mmm!!!!... this man is really cool! I LOVE HIMmmm...!

Megan Duncan said...

Oh wow! How exciting! I can't get enough of the HoN series.

http://meganduncan.blogspot.com/

Ragette said...

This looks awesome =D I can not wait ^_^

Sara said...

It´s Beautifull no mater what his hair looks like! I cant wait until it comes out!

I'mDifferentButMe said...

I really like this :) Has the US cove already been published?

MarktREO said...

This is a great cover.
Blue is deffinetly the way to go! It might seem a bit like the cover for Marked, but it has it's on style.

shaun said...

wow! love the cover its cool to see some else on the UK cover so excited now! :)

Bokhylla said...

Cool. I love the US verson better. But this is musterious and pretty. I think this verson will come to Norway. Love it!!!

Hayden said...

America = WIN. I prefer women on my book covers. . . . :-)

Ushio Amamiya said...

Looks soo beautiful!! go UK!!
Dragon looks hoot! I want him!! XDDD

remy_jedi said...

ooo nice cover ^^
U.K cover with Dragon and U.S cover with Anastasia

i personally like the U.C cover better though; nonetheless, i cant wait to read it!! :D

Gillian said...

I wish we could see his tattoos! Its difficult to imagine them, but obviously thats why the photo is cut off at the forehead, but I found the previous covers of Zoeys back tattos helpful in imagining them!
This is SO EXCITING! It definitely fits in with the UK covers. Can you give us a pull out version of him a la American Rephaim cover? LOL!

I wanted to ask you, in the book does it describe the tattoos as going down from their forehead over their cheekbones? I've always had that picture in my head, then in the Fledgling Handbook its just on the head, but I'm sure its decribed as on the cheekbones too?

Congrats on the new novella though, its going to be amazing!

Ang from Oz said...

Very nice, I have to say I still like the US better, the purple of it will be stunning I think.

Will the UK be hardcover or paperback? The last few HON books have been paperback here in OZ. That's why I order the US. I love my hardcovers!

Jamie H. said...

I love this cover! I heart the dragon design on it. The patterns on the House of Night series always amaze me!

PC Cast said...

I love it when you guys ask good questions! So here goes:
Maike: You're right! Dragon does have long hair. FYI: the "real" Bryan "Dragon" Lankford has long hair, too. Let's just pretend in this cover his long hair is part of the shadow.
Rudi: you may absolutely ask - it's a great question! The novella begins in the present, and then we go back to the early 1800s to learn how Dragon and Anastasia fall in love.
I'm Different: no, it's not out yet, the US and the UK pub dates are the same, July 12th.
MarktREO: I know! I really like the blue, too.
Gillian: You're right - many of the tattoos do extend down past (and over) my vampyres' cheekbones, though few illustrations show that. Dragon's definitely do. And regarding the extended pic of Dragon - I wish! I will ask my fabulous UK editor, though!
Hi Ang! That's a good question. I've just assumed the UK version would be in hardback, just like the US version. I'll ask my editor...

XXXOOO
PC

Ellz said...

I really <3 the HoN series, I started reading them a couple of months ago and I finished the whole series! I think you and your daughter write such AMAZING books! Can't wait for the release of Dragons Oath in the U.K the cover looks really good!

remy_jedi said...

so thats what is missing, his tattoos! duh, i feel dumb for not noticing lol
and a hard cover, YAY! :D

Thalles Marques said...

Sincerely, I'm so sorry for saying this, but I really prefer the UK cover for Dragon's Oath, don't get me bad, I really loved the US version as well, but the UK's is really fantastic, but remember, this is just my opinion.

dragonflychic said...

I love your series and this will be a great addition I'm sure. The cover is great! Will there be a book about Loren Blake?

PC Cast said...

Thalles - you don't have to be sorry for liking the UK version better! I think it's lovely, too.

Uh, no, Dragonfly. No story on Blake. He was a user and just a wrong sorta guy.

Christina said...

Amazing cover. The blue just looks so rich against the black. It adds to the unique and mysterious impression that all the US covers have had. PC, how is your next installment for the HON series coming? Will we be waiting much longer for its release? I'm so very excited to see what happens next.

Maike said...

But will there maybe be more than 3 mini-books? I just thought that i would like to know how some other charakters live before their marking and i'm really interested in the live from rephaim and Kalona (why he's no longer nyx' warrior etc). Or maybe there would be something about their past in Destined? ;)
Have a nice weekend

PC Cast said...

Christina - DESTINED is coming along slow but fine, which is normal for me and the beginning of a manuscript. It'll be released in November.

Maike - sure, there could be more minibook back stories. Don't have anything specific planned at the moment besides the first three, but it's always possible.

Wendalyn said...

OMG I can't wait... I love the cover of the book also. This is one of my favorite series..

Gillian said...

Thanks for answering all our questions! What you do with this blog is truly above and beyond.
I definitely concur with asking the UK publishers to give us a larger picture of the beautiful Mr Lankford. I'd even buy a special edition of the Rephaim one!It gives it a little (delicious)something extra. Too bad it wasn't my birthday at the Glasgow signing lol! Which I was looking at pictures from the other day, and I totally realise that you remind me of my mum! You are just so lovely. And my creeper shots of Seoras since I was too nervous to approach him, he looks like he walked out a battle with his wee Granda William haha just kidding, but I was totally awestruck.
Off topic, but I am really excited for more books! But do take your time with Destined! x

Gillian said...

ps totally just realised I called william wallace Seoras' granda. Is that disrespectful? a few hundred years removed he is though eh? LOL! x

Poet said...

I love both the UK and American cover for the books. I'll like the book no matter what the cover looks like.

prophecygirl1221 said...

Beautiful cover and I like the telling of other characters stories. I love Zoey and Stevie Rae but it will be nice to step back from their drama for a little while.

Are you doing any more Goddess summoning Books after Goddess of Legend?
I was just wondering if I should be on the lookout for an upcoming book but I would understand if all your House of Night work is taking all your attention.

PC Cast said...

Hi Prophecygirl - thanks for asking about the Goddess Summoning Books. I do love writing them, and I have at least two more outlined that I'm looking forward to writing. Finding the time is the problem! So, stay tuned and I'll see what I can do.

FYI: GODDESS OF THE ROSE is being released as a graphic novel early in 2012, and Kent Dalian, screenwriter for the HoN, is adapting it to a screenplay. Should be interesting to see what happens with it!

Admin said...

wauuww I love the cover... It looks really amazing and really does fit the rest of the books.. But I love both covers.. the US one looks amazing.. the UK one is the same as the rest.. I own one US book and the rest is UK and 2 Dutch ones.. Sad to say.. I hate the dutch version of the books.. I'm trying to finish my fansite.. the dutch one.. and I have to say.. We keep the orginal names.. I hate the dutch names they used.. even some translations are soo bad.. especially the one of my favourite quote.. that translation really is bad.. They should have kept it all by the orginal names.. not this.. so it's difficult for us to finish the fansite..

But will post this amazing cover on the site... as it looks to amazing not to post :)

Анна said...

I really like the photo.Hope in Russia it'll be also so beautiful :)

Maike said...

Hello Mrs Cast,

thank you for your answer. It’s so great that you take the time to answer your readers! I guess not much authors do that and I appreciate that! :)
I just thought it would be so interesting to tell the stories from Kalona and Rephaim, because there were so much hints of their past in the books (for example“in another time, in another life that might have been true. But this time…” I hope I quoted it a bit like it was written in the book, my books not with me right now ;)) or just the life in the Raven Mocker group. There never were much informations about it (ok I know that Rephaim got just kinda main character after he met Stevie Rae) but it interest me so much x) And of course there were information about Kalona and Aya and the scene where Kalona fell but I’m so curious why exactly that happened!
But like someone before my post said, take your time for Destined :) I’m sure it will be great! I’m soooo damn curious!

ChristinaCarol said...

Is there going to be a pull out cover like the other HoN books?
Amazing cover by the way! I still like the US cover better but Uk's is gorgeous as well :D

Rudi May Hart said...

Thank you for answering my question, I can't wait to get a hold of this I love Dragon and Anastasia they're such a cool couple.
I love their cats to :)

Utau said...

Hello from Tasmania, Australia. Just another fan that wants to let you know how much I love your books. My husband bought me the first one on my birthday just recently and I have since polished off the series and eagerly await your other books.

I'm really looking forward to the back story on Lenobia. She's quite mysterious!

Amber said...

I love that you take the time to answer your reader's questions...not many authors do that. It's really helpful for us to be able to get our answers from the source of the books. I absolutely heart your HoN series and have gotten a lot of my friends hooked as well.

So...just a few questions...

1) Do you know the exact release date for DESTINED or have you only decided the month?

and

2) Will you ever come to the East coast for a book signing because I know a lot of people that would love to meet you and your daughter?

Really sorry if these are repeat questions...I haven't read through all the comments on your blog.

Thanks again,
Amber

PC Cast said...

Hi Utau! Another Oz fan is always welcome!

Amber: 1) I'm not sure of the exact release date, but the big book sites will probably have it listed (like Amazon, B&N, etc.). 2) Kristin and I don't have any control over where we go on tour. Our publisher decides and sends us. I know they take into consideration bookstore trends and sales, so be real vocal at your local bookstore (along with your friends), and maybe we'll be sent somewhere close to you.

Géraldine said...

So maybe one day you'll go in France too!

Gillian said...

I saw on a book preordering site 'only 104 days to go!" lol! x

bethanyt said...

I love it x can't wait to read it x

Valentina said...

This cover looks so cool! I love it! But I like the US cover better though. :)

Dhambizao said...

I've gotta admit, I don't like reading many of these younger vampire style novels.. but.. I am a tad addicted! I'm currently at university studying English Lit and I've been putting off reading/studying all these classics so I can keep up to date with HoN :P
So backing up what has been requested above, if I'm going to procratinate I want to do it in style, let's pleaase show more of this lurvly Dragon model. hmm.. maybe throw some of the other guys in too ;)
These books are fab, keep writing! :)

emily said...

i know you have probably gotten this a lot but is there any new news about the house of night becoming into a movie or something??? and im so excited for the new books to come out i cant wait!!

PC Cast said...

Dhambizao - actually my lovely UK editor is going to get more pictures I can post! Ooooh! (Right now I'm procrastinating about writing DESTINED by reading Kresley Cole's latest book - so I know exactly what you're talking about. That said: DO YOUR HOMEWORK!)

Emily - when I have movie news I post it. I don't have any.

Aliss WxJx said...

looks cool,but me and my mate wanna know what its about, will you give us all a clue?

Allysa said...

I've never seen the movie but I <3 the books!! My sister does too!! I REALLY want to go see the movies, but I think they don't let us rent or see them in theaters.. :C Oh yeah, and I LOVE the cover for Dragon's Oath! I hope you continue to make more House of Night books. LOVE YOU GUYS!

Dhambizao said...

haha its the Easter holidays, sure I have an essay about deferal of language and meaning or something or other, but right now number 1 on my priority list is deffo a large glass of red Merlot and to finish "Devine by Mistake" ;) haha I'm loving the love of red wine in this. Shannon has good taste :P

PC Cast said...

Aliss - I have the cover copy with synopsis in my archives under the "Dragon's Oath" post.

Aliss WxJx said...

thank you, I will go check it out no.I have just finnished reading devine by choice aswell, I think Alanna is ace.
I have on more quick question, are the Huse of Night films out in the U.K? because I havent seen them in the shops, and if not Will they ever be? because I would realy like to see them

Valentina said...

Hi PC, I want to ask you, in Destined there will be some references to Aphrodite's visions in Tempted?

PC Cast said...

Valentina - maybe.

Aliss - I answer that question in the movie post archive.

Valentina said...

Ohmygoodness! This makes things interesting... I really cannot wait until Destined. Ha! You and Kristin are the best!

Jordan Clarke said...

when does it come out in Canada?

ChristinaCarol said...

So no pull out cover like the other HoN books??

Paola said...

this is way cool!!! it looks like the covers for Zoeys version of the series because of her tattoos. i like this one a lot more than the US one because it gives us a clearer idea of what Dragon's tattoos look like

etienne said...

I want the UK version, since it looks more like the previous covers but i like the US version too

alexander said...

Idk if I'm the first guy to comment on ur blog or not pc cast but I just wanted to say I really do like the HON series!!! When I heard you were going to do a story about dragon lankford I fell of th. Bed cuz I new right there You would have to go to the very begining of his life to the present. And I find that very cool. Also writing storys and poetry is my passion, so I've read your tips in and out !
To top it all off u think u.k cover goes hard!!!!

alexa said...

I LOVE the purple cover better its more interesting

Jami said...

I way enjoy this one with the guy in front. I don't like the purple one much LOL