Many of you may remember that in his last newsletter of December 22nd, 2006 (which can be viewed here) Christopher Paolini mentioned in passing new cover art for Inheritance in the UK.
“…Crammed in among all these other activities was a visit to Random House UK (where I saw mockups of new editions of Eragon and Eldest with covers unlike any other version in the world)…”
Immedietly after the newsletter was sent out, Shurtugal contacted Random House UK for additional information, and we are proud to now be able to exclusively release the first public looks at the new covers. Random House UK has created new covers for both the Eragon and Eldest books, which differ greatly from the covers we have seen for the last several years. The covers are both on a white background with minimal images. The images are of a more-realistic/reptilian looking dragon in sepia tones.
These covers will be used on paperback editions of both books, which will be available for purchase in the UK (and on Amazon UK) on March 1st, 2007. Both covers can be viewed below. Enjoy!
New UK Eragon cover art
New UK Eldest cover art