Earlier this morning around 3:00 AM, Cinda Williams Chima revealed the cover to the fourth and final novel in the Seven Realms Series. I had the pleasure of viewing it earlier today before going to work, but because work was in the way I wasn't able to put it up for you guys. But finally I'm home and able to do what I want and so I present the cover for The Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima!
I knew the cover was going to be red because we had already covered green and blue. Not to mention the word crimson is in the title but it means nothing. It could have been yellow and I would have been surprised.
My initial reaction to the cover was whoa, red! But then the more I got to look at it the more I felt, not disappointed but not very excited. The cover just isn't calling me. Perhaps it could be the quality but I am just not feeling it.
The main object which is the necklace here looks real. You might be wondering what the hell I mean by that but on the first three novels the objects had this sort of mystical look about them, kind of CGI looking where this one feels like an actual object.
The second thing that got me a bit worried was the bottom cover. The first three we have this beautiful scenery with a sort of mist surrounding it. In this one we have a clear image and it freaks me out. It breaks from the tradition of the book not to mention the different colors it has. But now that I'm looking at it, I'm noticing the green tree's which represents book one, the blue river which is book two, and the purple smoke which is book three. But it is still weird seeing an actual scene with different colors.
I'm sure the cover will look amazing in person but for right now I just don't quite like it as I would love to like it. Maybe I'll get used to it and maybe I won't. But as of right now, my favorite cover still stands as The Gray Wolf Throne.
And even if the cover is a bit eh, I'm so excited to see how it is all going to end. So much needs to go down and I'm so excited yet nervous to watch everything unfold. This book can not get here any sooner!