Here's the cover for James Barclay's second novel in his Elves series:
That's one buff elf. I like the teal-ish tint to the background, and it's a relief to see a rather less wooden caption this time around. I also like the fact that the cover unashamedly screams 'genre' nice and loud.
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.