Skip to main content

The Dead Travel Fast Cover

Hold the phone. I just now came across the cover for Deanna Raybourn's upcoming standalone novel--The Dead Travel Fast. They've clearly designed this cover to match up well with Mira's re-issues of Raybourn's Lady Julia Grey novels. What do you think? I love the title, which is a line from Bram Stoker's Dracula. Interestingly, when he says it, Jonathan Harker is actually quoting an even older source--a poem by Gottfried Burger entitled "Lenore." I am such a huge fan of Raybourn's Lady Julia Grey mysteries and I'm very excited to see what happens when she ventures into all new territory. All I know is that it follows a British woman, takes place in the 1850s, and is set in Transylvania. Those three things, combined with the fact that it's written by Ms. Raybourn, mean I absolutely cannot wait to read it! The Dead Travel Fast is due out March 1st.

Comments

  1. Yeah! So excited.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Anonymous2:53 PM

    I like the cover, though I know I'll always prefer the original cover designs for Silent in the Grave and Silent in the Sanctuary. (Imagine how wonderful the cover for Moor would have been if they continued with those designs.)

    I've been checking Deanna Raybourn's blog everyday for news about TDTF and its cover, so this was a pleasant surprise! Like you, I'm excited to read something by Raybourn that isn't in the Lady Julia Grey world. Her books make me so happy.

    Karen

    ReplyDelete
  3. Beautiful cover. This series is on my 'Must Read in 2010" List. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  4. I literally gasped when I saw this! I cannot even express how much I am anticipating this book! Now it's real. (Not that it wasn't before or anything, but...there's now a cover!) Thank you, thank you, thank you for finding and posting this!

    (Um, sorry about all the exclamation marks.)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Holly, I know! I'm all bouncy with excitement.

    Karen, we are truly book kindred spirits, I think. :) I still get sad thinking of what the SotM cover might have been...

    And that's exactly how her books make me feel--so happy.

    Christine, if I'm not mistaken you are going to fall hard for the Lady Julia Grey books. Yay for 2010 reading.

    Chelle, lol, it is absolutely my pleasure. :) Finding it surely made my day. I cannot WAIT! I actually like this cover as it looks dangerous and intriguing rather than seductive.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love Deanna's books... I didn't know about this one, so thanks for sharing! :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I didn't know she had a standalone coming out. What great news! And the cover is v. pretty.

    ReplyDelete
  8. oooo pretty! can't wait :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hold the phone is right!! This is a major must read. Oh, please let it not be hardcover!!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Sara, my pleasure! She's such a wonderful writer, isn't she?

    Casey, I agree. Love all the brocade.

    KIWI, I know! So hard all the waiting...

    Carolyn, lol. Major is the word! And you're in luck--it's coming out in trade paperback.

    ReplyDelete
  11. ohh nice. I'm really looking forward to seeing what else Ms. Raybourne is capable of - but please tell me that there are still more Julia mysteries in store! and soon. Please!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Ooooh LOVE the cover!!

    Almost makes it worth having to wait til next fall for the next Julia Grey book....

    :D

    ReplyDelete
  13. Michelle, yes there are! She's at work on the fourth one right now. In revisions, if I'm not mistaken. So excited! *bounce*

    Britt, me too. And, yes, this is just the thing to tide me over.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I am very excited to see news of a new book by Deanna Raybourn, and what little we know of it sounds very interesting too!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Marg, it's almost more exciting that way. Just the hint of an idea, so much possibility...:)

    ReplyDelete
  16. Ooh! I'm a little late to join, BUT I'm so excited for this book! haha, I'm wondering if it will be anything like 'The Historian'? I loved her other books, so I cannot wait!!!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

You Might Also Like

In the Beginning, or the First Ten Books I Reviewed on the Blog

Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish feature hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl
It's been awhile, but this topic was too good to pass up. When I thought about it, I genuinely could not recall which were the first ten books I actually reviewed here on the blog. So then, of course, I had to know. The thing is, I originally started the whole thing simply posting a once a month list of my favorite reads and rereads of the month. That went on for some time until lo and behold I went ahead and wrote and posted my first review on November 9, 2007. In hindsight, I probably should have known exactly which book pushed me over the edge into full fledged reviews. So this was a rather delightful journey back in time. Do you remember the first book you ever reviewed (in any forum) or what made you take the plunge? Here are my first ten (and I have to say, looking at this snapshot from the past, these remain some of my absolute favorite authors and a pretty spot-on array of the genres I read and love tod…

Interview with Alexandra Bracken + Brightly Woven Giveaway!

I fell in love with the cover of Alexandra Bracken's debut novel--Brightly Woven--last fall and the scant synopses I could find at the time certainly piqued my interest. After managing to get my hands on an ARC, I found myself surprised and pleased with this unique fantasy. You can read my review here. As the release date approached, I invited Alex to participate in an interview and giveaway here on the site and, despite her crazy busy schedule, she kindly accepted. Enjoy! First things first: When did the idea for Brightly Wovenfirst hit you and what (if anything) did you know right off the bat? I remember the exact moment it hit me—what I was doing, who I was talking to, what song was playing on iTunes.  :)  I had just come back from Winter Break my sophomore year in college and was sitting on my bed chatting with my mom.  Sophomore year was pretty remarkable in terms of the insane weather that we had in Virginia (where I was in school) but it had also been a bizarre year in Arizon…

Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken

It's fascinating to me how, given two quite similar books or styles of book, one will leave you cold and the other has you at hello. I think about this phenomenon all the time and wonder what quality it is that pushes one over into a reading match. Most recently I found myself pondering this as I read Alexandra Bracken's debut novel Brightly Woven. The cover caught my eye back in October and, really, it is at once so attractive and nicely representative of both the book and the character. I then read several pretty exciting reviews and was delighted to win an ARC in a giveaway hosted by the generous Anastasia Hopcus. I eagerly awaited its arrival in the mail and cracked it open the day it came.

Sydelle Mirabel has always lived in a small, dusty town in a small, dusty corner of her country. An accomplished weaver, Sydelle lives a quiet life completing her chores, helping her hardworking parents, and sneaking what moments she can to roam on the hills with her childhood friend an…