Tuesday, December 13, 2005

The Manticore's Secret: Cover

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33 Comments:

Blogger Komal Mehta said...

wowowowowowowowowowowowowow.
Samit...this is something.
You must be so proud and excited.
bless u;
Komal

3:40 AM  
Blogger The Nameless One said...

This picture does not speak a thousand words - it sets them on fire.

3:40 AM  
Blogger Nina said...

Very nice! Nicer than Simoqin, I feel. Reminds me a bit of LOTR somehow.

4:46 AM  
Blogger Pip Squeak said...

AMAZING!!!!
WAY COOLER THAN THE SIMOQUIN COVER!
looks very dark and brooding.... was that Qianzi by any chance???

5:12 AM  
Blogger Teleute said...

'tis wonderful!

5:56 AM  
Blogger Bini said...

very sexay. me likes.

7:29 AM  
Blogger Natasha said...

The new covers are really great samit,so the manticore's secret will be out on the 14 of dec?...my parents will be visiting me then so I can have them pick up the latest copy on there way here!

7:57 AM  
Anonymous s said...

great! stupid question but will the book be avaliable in UK that day, week? look forward to it..very much!

8:14 AM  
Blogger #3tiYo>B_shyo> said...

amazing. now let it just materialise. then happiness will be complete.

8:47 AM  
Blogger Tiny Black Cat said...

awww, finally manticore's coming! the countdown to 20th begins...

word verification of the moment: shymc (!)

9:45 AM  
Blogger Aditya Bidikar said...

Looks fantastic, but ... a dragon? Don't you think that is a bit cliché? The original Simoqin cover looked somewhat different. This looks like slightly generic, which the book itself probably won't be.

Loved the new Simoqin cover, though. Fabulous.

I hope the 'Gameworld' name will be clarified in this book. I am intrigued. Why 'Gameworld'?

11:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Samit,

Congratulations! I love the new Simoqin cover. Did you have to beg them for the font in which your name is written? :)

When are you coming to Cambridge, MA for a book reading?

Much love,

Anupreeta

2:46 PM  
Blogger DD said...

looks cool.

8:53 PM  
Blogger Jabberwock said...

Agree with Aditya. The dragon/dark tower association is a bit cliched. But maybe that's because there aren't many Indian titles in the genre yet.

9:03 PM  
Blogger Sheetal said...

Very exciting! I just finished The Simoqin Prophecies, so looks like I timed it just right.

11:21 PM  
Blogger samit said...

thanks v much all of you.

aditya: yes, a dragon on a dark tower is a rather stereotypical image. which is exactly what i enjoy most about it:) you should also be able to identify which dark tower this dark tower looks like.

anupreeta: find me a publisher, no?

PS: no, not qianzai.

Why GameWorld will, I trust, become clear in due course.

12:22 AM  
Blogger The Marauder's Map said...

Love green dragon. Is it a Hungarian Horntail? ;)

12:29 AM  
Blogger samit said...

:) horntails were black, no? the green ones were norwegian ridgebacks. this one, i dont know..its a Lukuchorian Limeskin? Nah, dont think so.

12:47 AM  
Anonymous Chetan Bhagat said...

Hi Samit - congratulations, the cover looks beautiful. All the best for the coming D-Day. I am sure the excitement has begun. Have a great launch.

12:58 AM  
Blogger Madhav said...

Congrats! I need to re-read Simoqin now.

4:07 AM  
Blogger Shobhik said...

"Lukochurian Limeskin" LOL :)

Nice cover. The dragon reminds me of the Hobbit cover though... the Ballantyne Anniversary one.

Can't eait to buy the book.

8:11 AM  
Blogger Sphinx said...

rip van winkle has not slept as long as I will have to wait for that book. At least it seems like that. :)

7:41 PM  
Anonymous Siva - 'I wanna read!' said...

When it will hit the stores in Chennai! And when in the USA!! Can I get it from Amazon.com. Looks like you can get Simoqin from amazon.com.

9:25 PM  
Blogger Ancalagon The Black said...

lovely cover... am a great fan of your writings... when's manticore releasing in cal?

10:21 PM  
Blogger iblog said...

Hi Samit, Not sure if you remember me from Voices days...came across your site ...great to visit and read :)
Preetha

8:02 AM  
Blogger samit said...

chetan: thanks a lot. send me some of your readers, wont you?

Again, thanks a lot everyone who posted here...youve saved me from becoming a nervous wreck, though whether thats a good thing only time will tell.

9:21 AM  
Blogger Tridib said...

Guru, Delhi aschhi. Sadly, will miss your book launch. Kintu ekta autographed copy chaiyee, chaiyee!

2:12 PM  
Blogger Shamit Bagchi said...

Congrats ! Nice cover.
Hope the launch and the readers' response is successful ...

10:21 PM  
Blogger richtofen said...

found out about your existence today. surprising that i hadn't earlier. am telling my small world about it.

http://jagstaffelnine.blogspot.com/2005/12/find-of-day-httpsamitbasu.html

1:42 AM  
Blogger Abhimanyu said...

I agree with the empress. its sexay. As opposed to ooglay.

6:32 PM  
Anonymous Gargi said...

Hey Samit,

I'm a regular ableit clandestine reader of your blog, and just wanted to congratulate you on the forthcoming release of the sequel to simoqin. I look forward to reading it.

9:47 PM  
Blogger Red said...

brilliant, brilliant, brilliant

This has been a good quarter- Jordan, G.R.R and Samit Basu all bring out their much awatied sequels.

8:05 PM  
Blogger crazylilthing said...

hiii ,
congrats on the new book re ...

12:54 PM  

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