Unused Covers

Posted by Karen

Hey everyone! In the course of designing a book, one of the most important aspects to think about is the cover. Specifically, what artwork you want to show off that says ‘hey, I’m awesome!’.

The Demon Cycle has, in my opinion, some of the best covers out there, but it took a lot of work to get them there. That means a lot of cover choices that went unseen. Despite not being picked, they’re still gorgeous works of art. Here are some of my favorites…

Daylight War. Smack dab in the middle of the series, this cover features the beautiful and powerful Inevera. Here’s one of the shots that almost got used:


Check out more unused cover pics of Daylight War.

Skull Throne went through a bunch of options too. Here’s a Rojer pose that was cool, but didn’t quite make it onto the UK version:

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The US version also took some tries. Peat’s publisher didn’t want to get it right, they wanted to get it PERFECT. Here are just a few of the takes:



Check out more unused cover pics of Skull Throne.

Beautiful aren’t they? I wouldn’t want to be the one choosing between these for the official covers– they’re all too good! Let us know which ones are your favorites.

You can pre-order The Core here!

Posted on August 17, 2017 at 8:00 am by Karen
Filed under Karen, Warded Art

3 responses to “Unused Covers”

  1. Thanks for sharing this with us 🙂 I think those that were selected as the covers were the most captivating. Character images are always different from your own imagination, but Inevera was SPOT ON. You guys absolutely nailed that one.

    Posted by Lotte, on August 18th, 2017 at 12:28 am
  2. Wonderful covers

    Posted by Matthew, on August 22nd, 2017 at 9:50 am
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