Big news day: The Art of War out today, Book 6 cover art, and more!

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! 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:

  1. Son of Heaven: Jiang Lei
  2. Daylight on Iron Mountain: Tsao Ch’un
  3. The Middle Kingdom: Lin Yua
  4. Ice and Fire: Li Shai Tung
  5. The Art of War: Howard DeVore
  6. An Inch of Ashes: Fei  Yen
  7. 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.

11 thoughts on “Big news day: The Art of War out today, Book 6 cover art, and more!”

  1. I’m still seeing either “This title has not yet been released.” or a March 1 release date. on all the sites I am looking at. This is on the kindle, paperback, and limited editions on both US and UK amazon sites.

    1. I’m seeing the same thing. That’s all the info I have. We might need to wait until March 1 for the standard copies. In the past, the ebook has come out with the special hardcover, right?

      1. So did we find out any information about the limited edition of the Art of War being cancelled or not? I have heard rumors that it was myself. Corvus Books is not responding to email inquiries.

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