|cover art by Jasper Schreurs|
Most of the story for Trullion takes place in the Fens, a river delta with hundreds of channels and islands. The main character, Glinnes Hulden, grew up at his family home on Rabendary Island. Travel is accomplished by boat rather than along roads.
One night the fiery Duissane arrives at the dock in front of the house that Glinnes inherited from his now dead father. Believing that Glinnes has stollen a fortune of 30,000,000 million ozols, Duissane seduces Glinnes and suggests that they leave Trullion and go off to live in luxury on some distant world.
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This is where Glinnes first meets the Connatic, absolute ruler of Alastor Clustor. The Connatic is under cover on Trullion, disguised as the "wandering journalist" Ryl Shermatz.
The cover art by Jasper Schreurs does an excellent job of evoking the Fens and the setting of Trullion.
The Book of Dreams
|cover art by David Russell|
The evil-doing Howard Alan Treesong has killed all the other leaders of the Institute. Kirth Gersen arrives at Dwyddion's house just in the nick of time and saves Dwyddion from the murderous Treesong.
Vance described Dwyddion's house at Airy Gulch as, "hunched to the attack of a thousand furious lightening bolts, reverberating to wind and thunder."
Fanfiction Disease: ideas for a sequel to The Book of Dreams.
I showed another new cover for a Vance novel in my previous blog post.
More by Jasper Schreurs
I agree. It is not fair to only show one example of cover art by Jasper Schreurs. Below is part of another cover illustration; the full cover is here along with some biographical information about Jasper.