Thanks to the incredibly talented John Jude Palencar, we now have a high quality copy of the Lethrblaka painting (set to be featured as the cover for the second volume of Brisingr in Japan as well as being a fold-out poster in the upcoming Brisingr Deluxe Edition). This high quality version features the correct coloring of the painting, looking even more stunning. Be sure to continue reading for a look at the high quality scan!
Above: High quality, correct colored scan of John Jude Palencar’s “Lethrblaka” painting. Click the image for a larger copy!
Why the need for an extra book cover? Here’s our explanation from our previous post:
Because the Glaedr artwork had already been used as a book cover in Japan and other countries (including Spain), publishers commissioned Palencar to paint two new covers: a different perspective of Glaedr (facing forward) and a Lethrblaka, both pictured above. At this point in time, the Lethrblaka cover is not slated to be published on any US book covers but will appear in an exclusive fold-out poster in the Deluxe Edition of Brisingr.
Remember, you can get your hands on a poster sized (and high quality) copy of this painting by purchasing (currently available for pre-order only) the Deluxe Edition of Brisingr, on sale October 23rd!
The Lethrblaka painting scan was posted with direct permission from John Jude Palencar, illustrator of the Inheritance Cycle book covers. Copyright on the painting belongs to Palencar. You can learn more about John Jude Palencar, including copies of his many paintings, at his personal website. Please be aware that a few of Palencar’s works contain partial artistic nudity.