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Steel Blues

Just a few weeks now until Steel Blues comes out! I thought I would share the full cover -- this is the hardcover layout, and I think it's gorgeous! (You can click on it to get a better look.) Steel Blues will be available in hardcover, paperback, ebook, and in a few months audiobook as well.

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If you're squinting to read what the back cover says, this is what it says:

Praise for the Order of the Air

Scott (Point of Knives) and Graham (Black Ships) avoid the pitfalls of conventional occult adventure thanks to their clean, well-crafted prose and their embrace of unconventional characters in unorthodox relationships. What could have been a mundane collect-the-plot-tokens supernatural thriller becomes a pleasantly intriguing story in their talented hands. -- Publishers Weekly

The novel itself is a deft blend of supernatural intrigue and the noir adventure of serials from the 1930s, something that is rare to find and even rarer to find done well. Lost Things is a throwback in the best sense of the word. The action is extremely well-done, and the meticulously researched locations – a transatlantic airship, an archaeological dig, pre-Depression Chicago and New York – give you a true sense of being tossed back in time. (Lost Things) is a vibrant and utterly believable world peopled by characters you can’t wait to see in action again. -- Geonn Cannon for Geek Speak Magazine

Melissa Scott has returned. And she’s done so in less a whirlwind of activity than a tornado….the entire novel unfolds in this effective, fluidly organic, and ceaselessly engaging way. It’s a subtle skill, an impressive book-length balancing act. It’s beautifully captured in Bob Eggleton’s cover art, in which the novel’s airship balances dreamily with symbols of the moon-goddess in the dreamlike sky of another age. And it makes Lost Things a decidedly difficult novel to put down. I hope you’ll pick it up. I know I’ll pick up the forthcoming sequel, Steel Blues. -- Cynthia Ward for Black Gate Magazine

Comments

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jansma
Feb. 11th, 2013 12:56 pm (UTC)
That's really great crit; you must be chuffed?
jo_graham
Feb. 11th, 2013 06:43 pm (UTC)
I am! It's wonderful!
penknife
Feb. 11th, 2013 03:09 pm (UTC)
That's lovely!
jo_graham
Feb. 11th, 2013 06:44 pm (UTC)
I love this cover. It's so beautiful.
geonncannon
Feb. 11th, 2013 05:10 pm (UTC)
Have NO idea why I hadn't followed you before. It's now been rectified. ;D

I really need to get both of these books for my shelf. Having them on Kindle is one thing, but cover art this beautiful needs to be on the shelf! :D

ETA: Oh, and at some point the woman in my icon has become my mental picture for Alma. :D

Edited at 2013-02-11 05:10 pm (UTC)
jo_graham
Feb. 11th, 2013 06:44 pm (UTC)
Isn't this just a gorgeous cover? I love it!

She does look like Alma, I think. Yes.
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