Not too much in terms of news lately in the world of Chung Kuo, until today, that is! Book 5: The Art of War is out today! If you haven’t already, buy it now at amazon.co.uk! Also, I hear that Barnes and Noble in the US will have limited runs of the UK editions in their brick-and-mortar stores. So, fellow Yankees, head out to your local B&N and check it out.
Also going on today is this: the cover art for Book 6: An Inch of Ashes, featuring… Fei Yen. Click for full size.
I know what you’re thinking… wasn’t Fei Yen on the cover for The Middle Kingdom? That’s what I thought too. Evidently, that’s Lin Yua, Li Yuan and Li Han Ch’in’s mother who died in childbirth (that’s not really a spoiler if you’ve read the first five pages of TMK). That makes the official cover line-up:
- Son of Heaven: Jiang Lei
- Daylight on Iron Mountain: Tsao Ch’un
- The Middle Kingdom: Lin Yua
- Ice and Fire: Li Shai Tung
- The Art of War: Howard DeVore
- An Inch of Ashes: Fei Yen
- The Broken Wheel: Li Yuan
This could clear up any remaining confusion about that, at least until #8 comes along…
Last bit of news is that today is also publication day in France for Lever du jour sur la montagne de fer. That’s French for “Book 2,” I think.
More news at it comes in.