I’d been wondering for some time what image a manga [-inspired] artist might draw after reading The Tears of Artamon.
Here is Andy Hepworth’s striking portrayal of Khezef after Gavril’s final transformation in Children of the Serpent Gate.
To view more of Andy’s work, please visit www.andyhepworth.com.
And here’s a handy guide to identifying a Drahhaoul.
The Seven Angels of Destruction — or the Seven Drakhaoulim
- NILAIHAH — the golden-tongued, the Poet (golden eyes)
- BELBERITH — the Warrior of the Malachite Armour (green eyes)
- ADRAMELECH — the Dreamer (amethyst eyes)
- SAHARIEL — the Spell-Binder (scarlet and black eyes)
- ZA’AFIEL — Silver-Haired, the Spinner of Winds (silver eyes)
- KHEZEF — the Bringer of Death (indigo eyes)
- NAGAR/NAGAZDIEL — Prince of the Realm of Shadows (black and scarlet eyes)
Children of the Serpent Gate – the gorgeous US hardback edition – will be available from the end of September 2005. I’ve just completed the proofs for the (equally gorgeous) UK edition, which will – all being well – be available to buy at the beginning of December. This is the third and final volume of The Tears of Artamon and I’m delighted that Publisher’s Weekly has given it a starred review!
I’ve recently begun work on another series set in the same world called Embers of Empire, so keep your fingers crossed that a kind publisher will like it and take it on. Read more in my new interview with Jay Tomio at www.fantasybookspot.com.
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have written to me via this website. I’ve been truly surprised and delighted to read all your comments, thoughts and good wishes. I’ve endeavoured to answer your questions as best I can! And I wanted to apologize if you’ve contacted me and not received a reply. Sometimes my ISP has returned my replies to you, saying that the address I’m sending to is not recognized. So do try again!
Prisoner of Ironsea Tower
The mass-market edition of Book Two of The Tears of Artamon (UK edition) is now available at £6.99. It also contains the first two chapters of Children of the Serpent Gate! The US mass-market edition follows in June 2005. Visit the books section for more information.
Children of the Serpent Gate
Book Three of the Tears of Artamon, Children of the Serpent Gate is now scheduled to come out in October 2005 from Transworld UK and Bantam Spectra US. Read the First Chapter here.
WORLDCON 2005 GLASGOW
I’m planning to be at the exciting INTERACTION (World Science Fiction Convention) in Glasgow in August 2005 and hope to have the chance to meet some of you there. I’ll post other appearances before August here soon.