Here’s the cover image to be used on The Age Of Zeus.  I think you’ll agree that Mr Marek Okon has knocked it out of the park again.

What isn’t clear on the mock-up as is, is that there’s a Greek temple atop the mountain peak.  At the moment it’s hidden beneath the Bookseller quote, but I’ve been assured that the typesetting will be sorted out so that the temple is there, clear for all to see, on the finished article.

Also, the title will be embossed, which is cool.

Great series style been developed for these Pantheon books.  Can’t wait to see what Marek comes up with for The Age Of Odin.

67 Responses to “Age Of Zeus Cover Image”

  1. Nick says:

    Nothing says “I’m a consumer whore” like owning the newest Patterson book!

    Also birch beer is fantastic, there’s a couple places around here who bottle their own and it is so much better than any store bought beverage.

  2. James says:

    Birch beer is one of those things that doesn’t seem to cross the Pond. Like root beer, and sarsparilla (or however you spell it). As a kid I always used to wonder what that was, sarsparilla, whenever a Ray Bradbury story mentioned it. Sounded so exotic.

  3. Nick says:

    I have no idea what the hell sarsparilla is haha I’m gunna have to wiki that.

  4. Simon says:

    Boy, this is gonna be a great book. Though maybe holy enchiladas as well? And cream soda is da bomb!

  5. Simon says:

    And holy burritos!

  6. James says:

    And holy sashimi!

  7. Simon says:

    And an immense, killer, sushi making octopus named steven! I smell a best seller in the making:)

  8. SI says:

    Thought you might appreciate this one.

    I was reading the Age of Zeus (which I very much enjoyed even the details of minotaur balls) in my work coffee house. A student who I had helped earlier was sitting just across from me chatting to her friends. Our eyes caught each other and she leaned over saying, “Nice beard.” Thinking it was some sort of chat up line and being the handsome devil I am, I smiled stroking my beard and replied, “Thanks, I grew it myself.” To which she unfortunately shook her head. “No, I mean on the book.”

    It took me several minutes to stop laughing.

  9. James says:

    I’m laughing myself! Good thing you have a beard. Otherwise it might have been a weird compliment.

    And maybe, just maybe, it was a chat up line. You never know. It would be something to tell the grandkids. “We bonded over this book cover…”

    By the way, why have my comments on Good Show Sir been getting bounced recently? Am I still being screened out by your server on grounds of taste and decency (regardless of what I actually say)?

  10. SI says:

    Well it’s more like designer stubble than a full beard. Nothing compared to ole Zeus!

    We did have a good chat about books. She was reading twilight….. Though she does seem to read some good stuff as well so I did suggested some real vampire books.

    Saw you were able to comment today without issue. I’m not too sure what is going on and I can’t see a good reason why it would stop you. The trouble comes from hosting the site on a server run by a security paranoid flat mate. If you have anymore problems just let me know.

  11. James says:

    GSS seems to have stopped bouncing my comments, hurrah. It doesn’t want to do previews, but otherwise, all well. I was beginning to wonder if you’d installed a quality filter. “That joke doesn’t meet up to standards, so we’re just going to pretend it never existed.”

    Oh, and sorry about the Minotaur balls. Can’t help it. It’s the way my mind works. It’s a good thing they didn’t feature on the cover, though…

  12. Simon says:

    Hey James! It’s been a while since we last talked… or would it be that we blogged? Anyway, I’m wondering about a firm date for Odin… any idea yet?

  13. James says:

    Hi, Simon. Hmmm, let’s see. Amazon.co.uk says late January, Amazon.com says late December. So I guess it’ll be somewhere between those two dates, although lucky Yanks seem to have a two-week head start on the rest of us. I’m pretty sure that, in this instance, Amazon does not lie, as the book has been edited and copy-edited and advance reading copies aren’t too far away, by all accounts.

    I’m gratified you’re looking forward to Odin. It’s slightly different in flavour from Ra and Zeus (it has a subjective first-person narrative, for one thing) but it still delivers, I think, in the men-versus-gods action craziness stakes.

  14. Simon says:

    By the way, did any art for Age of Zeus ever pop up?

  15. James says:

    Hi, Simon. All I’ve got for Zeus is the cover image, which can be found under the Books section of the site. Pretty awesome, dontcha think?

  16. Simon says:

    Ya… and do you have any plans after Odin? Are you gonna write that book that we came up with oh so long ago?

  17. James says:

    After Odin it’s apocalypse ahoy with Dust. Then it’s probably going to be two sequels to Redlaw, provisionally titled Redlaw: Revamp and Redlaw: Red Sun. I’m suffering from deity overdose at the moment and I think some cold turkey (or cold vampire) is the only remedy. After that, however, who’s to say?

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