Saturday, 22 February 2014

A Chase Through Bloomsbury

Last year I met artist Wayne Reynolds at a convention in Belgium and he said he'd always wanted to do a cover for Rivers of London so I commissioned him to do a sort of alternative cover for an imaginary edition of the book. Here is a low res copy...


I believe limited edition prints may be available soon.

11 comments:

Darrell Impey said...

Great, now I've got a new Pathfinder character to create. ;)

Star said...

I love that artwork! It's so dynamic.

Rachel said...

Awesome!

JMS said...

OOOhhh, sooo cool!

Susan the Neon Nurse said...

It's everything a cover should be, and then some!

I have a sad feeling that someday if I ever get to come visit London, it's going to be vaguely disappointing for the lack of actual magic in the streets.

Mark Foreman said...

Only just come across this blog Ben! I've just re-read the first three in the series after a gap of a year and was hoping another book was on the way....lo and behold, here it is!!!No 4! Happy days.
As a Londoner now down in the depths of Cornwall I love everything about the books.
You are a really creative, witty and entertaining writer Ben Aaranovich. Also inspiring.
Mark

Tom Schmidt said...

@Susan: Not to worry... Even well before I first read the novels, I always found magic in London whenever I went there.

Star said...

@Susan and Tom - I live in London and I beg to differ XD
- but if you stick to the Tourist parts, you'll be ok! Those areas have most of the 'wow' factor, naturally.
However, I found the Rivers Of London books gave a faithful representation, so maybe you won't be disappointed after all! :3

Tom Schmidt said...

@star & susan: but that's what I meant. It's so much more than the tourist places (even though I tend to spend days rather than hours in the British Museum and don't get me started on the British Library). If you stray from the predetermined path of your Rough Guide, you'll always find magic. That's what so brilliantly described in the Peter Grant novels. Follow rivers, visit likely places at unlikely hours and, by all means, walk. I used to have a map where I marked all the streets I had walked. Unfortunately I lost it somewhere in the City but it was pretty black by then.
Oh and whatever you do: let your first stop be somewhere they sell you a recent edition of the A-Z...
Cheers, Tom

Ben Aaronovitch said...

I don't normally recomend apps but I personally use Citymapper London for getting around town. The get me home function proving very useful after a night out.
https://citymapper.com/apps/

sticks said...

Great picture, although I imagine Peter to be much more handsome. I mean really... Leslie would have mentioned those ears at some point!