- Mar 2, 2007
His hand had been healing. Though, just because he's not wearing it in the cover art doesn't mean all that much... unless he was wearing it on other covers (which I don't recall right off).I'd forgotten about that - should be interesting!
I notice that Harry doesn't have his glove on, either. Now I'm really curious!
The hat thing is a joke between him and the artist. Because of it you will always see a hat on the cover and Harry will never actually get a hat.Warning..if you haven't read Changes possible spoiler below!!!!
Stop here if you don't want to know a detail about Changes.
He's still wearing his duster (disintegrated at end of Changes) and he's still wearing a hat... He never actually got a hat. He just keeps threatening to. So, the details in the cover art may not be a help in guesses about how the book goes.
Well, I can't say I'm not disappointed, but I'd rather wait the extra few months if it means that the book will be as good as Changes. Jim always manages to write so many books in what seems like a short space of time, so I wouldn't want him to burn himself out either.Update as of MarsCon 2011
Ghost Story will be delayed. It's due to be published in July 2011.
Jim was having some difficulty pushing through some of the plot elements and needed a little more time to finish it up.
So - it's still coming this year, just a few months later than expected.
It may be a joke *now*, but it started out as a question from the publisher or something, b/c Chris McGrath's original drawing for the first cover he did had Harry w/o the hat. Chris was asked why Harry didn't have a hat and added it b/c that's what you do when someone else is calling the shots about your paycheck. And now, Jim gets asked about the hat... which isn't supposed to be there. =)The hat thing is a joke between him and the artist. Because of it you will always see a hat on the cover and Harry will never actually get a hat.
Could be worse - he could be GRRM...By the way, I know he works hard and if there's a delay there's a delay, but I may need hospitalization to make it. April seemed a long wait.
I will be fine as long as it is released before July Once I know the real date I can start re-reading the series again (well at least 2 weeks before the publication date )Could be worse - he could be GRRM...
There's a short story in Side Jobs set between Changes and Ghost Story, but it doesn't really make the wait any less frustrating.
I will be fine as long as it is released before July Once I know the real date I can start re-reading the series again (well at least 2 weeks before the publication date )