Friday, April 18, 2008

More Piracy

I've got another great blurb for A. S. King's Dust of 100 Dogs to share. This time, Heather Brewer, author of Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series, weighs in:

"Exciting, fascinating, spellbinding. A rich tale of a girl born with a compass firmly planted in her hand. A.S. King is a force to be reckoned with. I'd follow Saffron into the briny deep."
-Heather Brewer, author of The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod

Commenters on previous posts have had many nice things to say about the cover for The Dust of 100 Dogs and I think rightly so. It was a cover that came about in a way strangely suitable for the book. In the same way I was not looking for a "reincarnated pirate girl book" (a phrase that has become the internal shorthand for the book) when the manuscript showed up, I did not expect this cover at all. It was a complete and wonderful surprise.


Lisa McMann said...

I have read a great many YA books in my life, having spent ten years as a children's bookseller in a past life. Though it may be just a hare too edgy for it, this book has Newbery Award written all over it. I thought so from page 23 of the manuscript.

We did employee bets at the bookstore on what would win the Newbery each year (NOT an easy guess!)...I got it right the year Shiloh won, just sayin'. ;-)

A.S. King said...

You all should warn a girl. Geez. I nearly ruined my keyboard.

I agree about that cover. It's really wonderful.

Brian Mandabach said...

Can't believe we have to wait a year!! I need an arc as soon as they exist!

Joanne Levy said...

I'm still loving that cover. LOVING IT. Can't wait to read the book - seriously can't wait.