I love beautiful fantasy artwork — and one of my favorite artists is Michael Whelan. When the cover was revealed for Brandon Sanderson‘s The Way of Kings (the first book in The Stormlight Archive series), I was so happy to find out Whelan was the artist.
Now the cover for the second book has been released and it does not disappoint.
The cover was released by Tor (see the post here), along with commentary by Whelan, his preliminary sketches and a copy of the full painting. I encourage you to go over there and check it out.
Words of Radiance, Book 2 in The Stormlight Archive series (and sequel to The Way of Kings) is to be released March 4, 2014.