These days many publishers seem quite keen to produce more 'mature' (some would say mainstream) covers for fantasy novels, so it's always nice to see the odd cover that just screams OMG TEH FANTASY GOODNESS. Like this one, which I think is extremely cool.
I've not read any of Thompson's stuff myself, and judging by the mixed reviews I don't think that'll change any time soon. The covers for his books are nice though.
Speculative Horizons is a UK-based blog dedicated to discovering the best in speculative fiction. Here you'll find book reviews, author interviews, artwork for upcoming releases, and commentary on all aspects of the genre.
A child of the eighties, I was raised on a steady diet of Ghostbusters, Thundercats and Transformers. I eventually discovered fantasy books via the awesome Fighting Fantasy series, and my love of fantasy led me to create Speculative Horizons, a popular book review blog I ran for three years. In 2010 I joined Orbit to work as an editorial assistant.