Friday, February 4, 2011

Covering the Cover - Heartless, by Gail Carriger

As I'm sure everyone already knows, several days ago Orbit Books has released the cover art for The Parasol Protectorate, Book the Fourth: Heartless, by Gail Carriger!

I absolutely lovelovelove the covers of the first three novels, but this one...not quite as much. Something about the way the model is looking directly at you instead of slightly off camera as in the other covers, I think, but I'm not sure.  Also, this one feels slightly less "steampunky."  Nonetheless, this will be a fantastic novel, and I cannot wait until June to read it!!

For more information on the book, and to see a larger image, go here.

So what do you think?  Love it?  Hate it?  Indifferent?  Leave a comment and let me know!!


  1. I always love the Gail Carriger covers! I love steampunk and the covers feature clothes (and owner) of Clockwork Couture, which specialises in steampunk. I need to rob a bank and buy 2 of everything they own (ironically, I was looking to purchase this skirt ensemble and only later realised it was on the new cover LOL)

    I think that the covers stay true to both the story (and the protagonist's love of fashion) and to the steampunk subculture. I always love how the focus is on the figure (colour and depth).

  2. But yes, not as engaging as the other covers.