Alejandro Colucci’s powerful illustrations take centre stage on the covers of Nathan Hawke’s Gallow series. Gollancz have made the bold move to publish these covers without a title or the author’s name, concentrating on the hero of the story, in action.

I bumped into Nathan Hawke at the World Fantasy Convention in Brighton recently and he was wearing a t-shirt with the image of Gallow, charging at us, axe in hand – so I presume that he’s a big fan of Alejandro’s interpretation of his fantasy hero. The Crimson Shield is Nathan’s debut book and the first of three fast-paced historical fantasies.

Cold Redemption and The Last Bastion

Cold Redemption and The Last Bastion

Gallow: The Crimson Shield

Gallow: The Crimson Shield