Tuesday, April 15, 2014

"The Curse of Maleficent" by Elizabeth Rudnick (Illustrations by Nicholas Kole)

The Curse of Maleficent by Nicholas Kole
The release of Disney's Maleficent is looming and we're starting to see pre-orders of various products available, including a novelization of the movie (also by Disney publishing veteran Elizabeth Rudnick) and a YA tie-in.

The YA version, however, is extra special. It has unique illustrations by Nicholas Kole throughout and a seriously beautiful cover. The image above (click to see the huge, desktop-worthy size) is the wrap-around version of the artwork (minus any text etc) and is stunning. It looks similar to Corey Godney's work, which equals a good thing in my book!

Here's the blurb:
Mr. Kole with his & Ms. Rudnick's book
Aurora has always enjoyed her simple life. She loves to explore the beautiful woods surrounding her quaint cottage. She even likes living with her bumbling yet well-meaning aunts. But when Aurora discovers a dark secret about her past, her whole world turns upside down. Will she be able to save herself from an imminent curse?  
This beautiful novel filled with whimsical illustrations tells Aurora's story in the upcoming Disney film, Maleficent.
From Mr. Kole's deviantArt page:
This is the unadorned full cover art for a book I just finished illustrating for Disney: The Curse of Maleficent, a tie-in YA novel for the upcoming movie! The book is up for pre-order on Amazon, and will be out at the end of the month. The final hardcover has 25 full-color interior illustrations that I'll be sharing some of as well.
Just gone live, you can now pre-order the book through Amazon HERE.

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