In the last set of comments, Mr. Puddifoot called me out. He said that the book I displayed was actually a promotional cover slapped over the top of a plain-old copy of The Name of the Wind.
He was right. The photo was nothing but base trickery on my part, a deception born of my dark, tarlike heart. All I can do is ask for your forgiveness.
Believe me, if book two were that close to being done, you'd be seeing it on the shelves a lot sooner than July of 2008.
As a penance for my horrible tricksyness. I offer up the following:
First, a picture of the UK versions of the book. I just got these in the mail a day or two ago. I think they look pretty cool. Apparently over there, they release the hardcover and the trade paperback at the same time. Go figure.
(You can click the picture to make it bigger, if you're into that sort of thing.)
Can you see the subtle difference in the two covers? I didn't notice it while I was taking the pictures, only when I was posting them up here afterwards....
You know that the UK hardcover sells for 19 pounds? That's almost 40 bucks. I guess I won't cringe so much at the thought of paying 25 for a hardcover here in the states after this....
Also, I've got a new multi-lingual set of interviews for a website called Phantastik-Couch. Bringing my four years of high-school German to bear, I can tell you that this translates as "Fantastic Couch," or quite possibly, "Fantasy Couch."
They were nice enough to post the interview up both in ENGLISH and GERMAN, depending on which way you swing.
Back to revisions for me, and sorry about toying with your emotions yesterday. I promise it won't happen again unless... Well, unless I think of something really funny.
posted by Pat at 12:34 AM