When I was a teenager, forever devouring and re-devouring such books as, for example, Winter Rose, and The Riddle-Master Trilogy, I never, not even once–not even when I thought I’d grow up to be a famous author by age 30 (didn’t happen) and have a book out a year (ha!) or two in a good year (double ha!)–ever CONCEIVED of Patricia “A is for AAAAAUUGGGHHH!!!” McKillip blurbing any book of mine.
And since I never got that far, envisioning this gorgeous cover art was so utterly beyond me that teenage-me might have exploded like a confetti bazooka if she tried.
Kinda like I’m doing now.
With the ANTLER CROWN, my goblins! And the VINES! And the TINES! And the TYPEFACE!
Did not Alyssa Winans (artist) and Christine Foltzer (designer) rock this like a METEOR SHOWER???!!!
And PATRICIA AAAAAAUUGGGGHHH MCKILLIP BLURBED ME!!!
I am so excited, I am CENTER JUSTIFIED!
Er. So . . . Yeah.
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