14x22.5/300dpi: Digital: 2009
Cover for "Conspirator," by CJ Cherryh.
This is one of my favorite cover arts from the Foreigner series, hands down. All of these paintings depict the atevi so well, and also manage to express glimpses of the complex relationship between atevi and this particular human. Considering that Bren Cameron himself is still trying to figure that relationship out, it’s a good trick! But this painting stands out to me because of the wonderful sense of arrested motion just breaking free, and the contrast between that erupting tension and the graceful-but-tense lines of the stained-glass tree behind the men.
I don’t have the training to name all the specific elements that go into making this such a wonderful piece of art. But purely from the standpoint of a layman, I can say that this is a marvelous scene. It may even have influenced me to favor this book of the series over the rest. Well done!
Thank you, Heather! It was my first in the Atevi universe, and so it holds a special place for me, too.
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