The Midnight Gate

I’d just finished the cover for the U.S. Edition on Helen Stringer’s book,
the sequel to The Last Ghost, when I was asked to do a different version for
the U.K. market. As it had no human figures in it, I found it easier and
more fun to do (I’m generally happier around gargoyles and ironwork and
weird crow-women). Below is my favoured version, but it was necessary for
various reasons to change things for the version that will see print (the
image with the corner crows).
The cover with the girl on the swing is the U.S. Cover, which follows the
same format as the U.K. Cover for The Last Ghost (with the Wild Hunt in the
sky).
Covers can be rather confusing. I’ve done three different covers for Mortal
Engines, but that’s another story…

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