Revealing the Covers for The Builders and The Last Witness

Have you been keeping up with’s week of cover reveals? You can check out covers for the new novellas from Kai Ashante Wilson, Nnedi Okorafor, Paul Cornell, and Michael R. Underwood on io9, plus get a look at the cover for Alter S Reiss’ Sunset Mantle on A Dribble of Ink, Sylvia Spruck Wrigley’s Domnall and the Borrowed Child at the B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog, and Angela Slatter’s Of Sorrow and Such and Matt Wallace’s Envy of Angels right here on

We’ve been saving some great covers for last. Today we’re revealing covers for K. J. Parker’s The Last Witness and Daniel Polansky’s The Builders. Click through for the scariest mouse you’ve ever seen.

First, we’re thrilled to present the cover for K.J. Parker’s The Last Witness, illustrated by Jon Foster and designed by Christine Foltzer.


With the recent announcement of the serialization of The Two Swords, K. J. Parker’s been getting a lot of attention. We’re excited to bring you a new novella from this skilled master of fantasy, publishing October 6th! From the catalog copy:

I’ve been told I have a forgettable face. Ironic, really.

I have a gift; I can browse through the library of your mind, and remove individual memories. You’ll never know I was there, and you’ll never miss what was taken. Useful for grieving widowers, moreso for ambitious politicians.

But I’m holding so many memories I’m not always sure which ones are actually mine.

Some of them are sensitive; all of them are private. And there are those who are willing to kill to access the secrets I’m trying to bury…

World Fantasy Award winner K. J. Parker has worked in journalism, numismatics and the law, and now writes for a precarious living. Parker also writes under the name Tom Holt—you can listen to Holt’s interview on the Coode Street Podcast here.


One of our most hotly-anticipated novellas, Daniel Polansky’s The Builders has been described as “The Redwall Wedding” and “No Country for Old Mice.” To sell that grimdark Redwall aesthetic, we needed an artist who could really make you fear a mouse, a badger, and a chameleon. After the success of the cover for Victor Milán’s Dinosaur Lords, we knew exactly who to call… Feast your eyes on this gorgeous cover illustrated by Richard Anderson and designed by Christine Foltzer!


The Builders publishes November 3rd. From the catalog copy:

A missing eye.
A broken wing.
A stolen country.

The last job didn’t end well.

Years go by, and scars fade, but memories only fester. For the animals of the Captain’s company, survival has meant keeping a low profile, building a new life, and trying to forget the war they lost. But now the Captain’s whiskers are twitching at the idea of evening the score.

Author of the critically-acclaimed Low Town series, Daniel Polansky was born in Baltimore in 1984. He was living in Brooklyn when he wrote this, but by the time you read it he might be somewhere else.


Also look for the audio versions of The Builders and The Last Witness, available this fall from Macmillan Audio.



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