Tim Pratt
SF and Fantasy Writer

Venom In Her Veins Cover

My good cover karma continues with this amazing art by Raymond Swanland:

Venom In Her Veins

That’s my main character, Zaltys, who looks mostly human, but who’s got a bit of snake in her ancestry. She is an archer. She is even more badass here than I imagined her.

9 Responses to “Venom In Her Veins Cover”

  1. kaolin Says:

    Dude. Schweet :)

  2. Brian R. James Says:

    Indeed. Very impressive. Look forward to reading it.

  3. Jeff LaSala Says:

    Oooh, excellent! I take it Zaltys is from or connected to Najara? :)

  4. Tim Pratt Says:

    Let’s just say she’s probably got some family there. :)

    (The question of her origins is something the novel’s about, actually…)

  5. Chuk Says:

    That is a very nice cover.

  6. Kendall Says:

    Stupid questions (maybe especially stupid to ask the author ;-)….

    How accessible is this to someone who doesn’t read RPG fiction (like me)?

    How about someone who doesn’t play D&D…or doesn’t play RPGs at all? FWIW, I do play various RPGs, including various versions of D&D. I’m really more wondering if that would help make it more accessible to me, not matter at all, or what. I’ve never gotten into reading fiction set in D&D or other RPGs . . . but I’m tempted because I enjoy your work so much.

    Also, Amazon says it’s YA. Is this the case or are they just auto-classifying because it’s RPG fiction? (I’ve noticed Amazon’s classifications are sometimes wildly inaccurate.)

    Thanks!

  7. Tim Pratt Says:

    Nah, it’s not YA, really, except insofar as it has a couple of teen viewpoint characters. (It also has viewpoint characters who are centuries old…)

    It should be quite accessible to someone who’s never done D&D. It’s just a sword-and-sorcery adventure story. I explain all the fantasy elements/weird stuff as much as I would if I were writing something wholly original.

  8. Kendall Says:

    Thanks! I’ll check it out.

  9. Jeremy Grenemyer Says:

    Just saw mention of your book on the WotC Novels Book Club.

    Really awesome cover!

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