Because I just sent the manuscript for The Dinosaur Lords Book II: The Dinosaur Knights to Claire “The Editor” Eddy, rewritten as per her highly helpful editorial notes.
So, just as they said they would, Tor dropped a teaser look at some of the interior illustrations for The Dinosaur Lords today.
Yep. You heard that right.
And how are they?
Creators’ truth, until I saw the big version on Tor.com, I didn’t realize this was the Bocaterrible (Pliosaurus funkei, aka Predator X) eatin’ pirates from an actual sequence in the book.
Well, given that they’re done by Richard Anderson, the same Art Wizard who did The Cover, just about the way you’d expect.
Part of it, anyway.
As you know, I hope, the super-suave advanced reading copies of The Dinosaur Lords have been loosed on the world. Last week, more or less, I got a query from a bookseller in England who was reading the copy Tor had sent him, telling me he got more out of fantasy if he had an idea of where everything, you know, was, and asking me if I could take some time to explain it to him.
I told him, “Nope!”
They always tell writers, “Show, don’t tell,” right?
Instead I sent him the above.