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November 30, 2012
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Honor Harrington - A rising thunder 2 by Genkkis Honor Harrington - A rising thunder 2 by Genkkis
This is the cover of the Honor Harrington's novel "A rising thunder" - 2 written by David Weber, by courtesy of L'atalante Publishing.

Release : January 2013

Official website of L'atalante publishing :

See you soon for a new one :)

Voici la couverture de "L'orage gronde" - 2 écrit par David Weber, avec l'aimable autorisation des éditions L'atalante.
Parution : Janvier 2013

Site officiel des éditions l'Atalante :

A bientôt pour la prochaine :)

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is there any chance at a snowball in hell that your work will replace the american artwork? I perfer yours
Genkkis Dec 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
Well I don't know. I don't have any contact with the american publisher.
And the actual US illustrator is very famous. So I think that it's a little like a brand. You can't change after so many years because a lot of people won't recognize the news covers as their serie.

When an Honor Harrington book is released, I guess that buyers are looking for this kind of cover.
I think that it won't be very good for the sales if they change now.
Awww, well it's better then the rising thunder cover we got here in the U.S.A. but covers aside it's still a good series, even if I haven't read the all of Shadow of Saganami due to college work. One day I do plan to finish the series though...but it looks like that'll be years from now and it'll be worth the wait. Can't wait to see your "House of Steel" cover art.
Genkkis Dec 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The "spin-off" serie is very good, with "saganami", "Torch of freedom" and co. But I don't know what is "House of steel", do you have a link to shwo me ? Is it a spin-off or the HH serie ?

At present I work on "More than Honor" 1 :)
"House of Steel" is a special anthology to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the entire series. It has details on Grayson, Erwohen and Manticore, I believe it also has detailed specs on starships and the tech.

Genkkis Dec 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, ok. Well, my publisher didn't speak to me about this book for the moment. But maybe soon :)
gloveslover99 Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's also a novella about Roger Winton, founder of the Manticoran dynasty, titled "I Will Build A House of Steel". The Mattingly cover art has Roger with a treecat companion, but that's plainly anachronistic, seeing as how Stephanie Harrington was the first human in history ever to have that kind of relationship...unless, of course, Weber is retconning history. :P
gloveslover99 Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now that I've actually read _House of Steel_, I'm feeling pretty redfaced. :P The King Roger on the cover isn't the *first* King Roger, founder of the dynasty, but King Roger III, the father of Queen Elizabeth III, and the treecat is Monroe.
kittyliker Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nothing warms my heart more than seeing Solarian SDs getting blown up in such great artwork. :)

I think I've said this before, but just in case I haven't., you ships are the most accurate ones I've ever seen short of the offical pictures in Jayne's Intelligence Review. Even then, your ships look much cooler than the ones in that book.

The explosions look very realisitic and add nice warm colors to what would otherwise be mostly cool colors.

I also love the debris and the way it leads my eyes around the artwork.

I always thought your covers looked hyper realistic, and this looks like you were actually at the battle and took a picture. Please keep up the good work, I always look forward to seeing your covers whenever I hear another book is coming out.
Genkkis Nov 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It was the idea; dive the spectator in the battle :)

And yes, you've already said your opinion about my spaceships. But now, I'm really, really sure that I'm on the right way. On my two first covers, I've received a lot of criticisms about them. So, it's cool to see that I've solved this problem ;)

For your information, I'm working on the cover of "More than Honor". It will be very different from my previous covers of the Honorverse :)
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