Now THIS is what I have always dreamed of seeing on the hardback cover for the Wheel of Time books instead of that colossally bad garbage that Darrell Sweet puts out. This makes me want to swear and cry at the same time—for positive reasons.
Michael Komarck is the painter, and coincidentally I just discovered him earlier this week from his incredible depictions of scenes from George RR Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire series. He has done some illustrations for the 2009 Song of Ice and Fire calendar, but I can’t find the link anymore. Do a Google search and you’ll find something. It’s worth it. Amazing art.