Path of Beasts – the ARC!

April 14th, 2012

I received a very exciting parcel in the post the other day – half a dozen copies of the US edition of Path of Beasts. These weren’t the final book, of course, but Advance Readers Copies, or ARCs. And they look terrific!

American cover of Path of Beasts

Here’s a sneak peek of the cover.

Isn’t Jon Foster an extraordinary artist? I think this is so beautiful, and yes, that’s Goldie in the middle, wielding a sword. A far cry from the girl who didn’t even know how to run.

The ARCs go out to various reviewers three months before the book is published, which means in early July. And seeing I’ve got six of them, I thought I might do a giveaway on Goodreads. And maybe one here as well. So some lucky readers will find out what finally happens to Goldie and Toadspit three months early.

Keep your eyes on this website or on my facebook page, and I’ll let you know when the giveaway is about to start.

(I’m very excited!)


0 thoughts on “Path of Beasts – the ARC!

  1. Romi says:

    WOW! This would be amazing!

    1. Lian says:

      You mean the Goodreads giveaway? Keep your eyes open, Romi, and you might have a chance of getting one. πŸ™‚

  2. Romi says:

    By the way, the cover looks amazing! I’m so excited for you and for it!

    1. Lian says:

      Thanks Romi. Foster is certainly a brilliant artist. I love the way he paints action scenes like this one.

  3. Hannah says:

    Wow!! That looks amazing!! Cannot wait to read the book, it looks so exciting!!!

    1. Lian says:

      It does, doesn’t it, Hannah! I’m very pleased with it. And now of course I’m keen to see what the Australian cover looks like.

  4. Mia says:

    The cover is so interesting, i Love it! i cant wait to try in the givaway, and i will be checking the facebook page everyday! Yay!

    1. Lian says:

      Hi Mia, glad you’re going to try for one of the giveaways. Good luck!

  5. Lily says:

    Wow . . . Lian Tanner i cannot imagine a better author. Path of Beasts . . . . golly i’m stuck on the meaning. Soooooooo excited. You cannot image how much my heart races when I think, I I’m so lucky, I get to go to Lian Tanners launch and she invited me herself! I feel like screaming (with joy) at the thought.

    1. Lian says:

      And it is going to be very nice to see you there, Lily. I wonder if I’ll know who you are, without being told. I suspect I will. πŸ˜€

  6. Lily says:

    By the way, my mum will be checking out the facebook page every three seconds.

    1. Lian says:

      Awww, only every THREE seconds? Can’t she do better than that? πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  7. Romi says:

    I think it’s quite amusing that you were talking to me, above, about your book cover artist. Romi. Foster. Hmm… coincidence.
    Yes- the competition on goodreads, and the possibly one here!

    1. Lian says:

      Ha, I hadn’t noticed until you pointed it out. πŸ™‚

  8. Roan says:

    wow!! amazing cover!! exciting!!!

  9. Daniel G says:

    awesome cover! cant wait for the book to be released

  10. maeve says:

    WOW i love the cover when i’m older i would so like to make an artistic cover like that!

    With the path of beasts when i read the giveaways i went crazy and realized that early July is my birthday!!! i am going to try so hard to win.


    1. Lian says:

      I’m sure you will make beautiful book covers when you’re older, Maeve. And I hope you win one of the ARCs for your birthday! What a good present that would be.

  11. Lilli says:

    Cool my birthday is in Early July !!

    Wow that would be a awesome birthday present !

    1. Lian says:

      It would, wouldn’t it, Lilli. I wish I had enough copies to give away for everyone’s birthdays!

  12. Lilli says:

    Now that would be really cool!!!!!!!!!!!

    From Lilli πŸ˜‰

  13. Conor says:

    Dear Lian
    I love your books and I am 6.
    My sister Lilli reads them to me .
    I love the Keepers Books and I can not wait to for my sister to read the third book in the Keepers .
    My favorite person in the City of Lies is Toadspit .
    He is very cool and loves adventure .
    Thank ypu for doing a 3rd book I really enjoy them.

    From Conor

    1. Lian says:

      Dear Conor, Thank you so much for writing to tell me how much you love the Keepers. I’m glad you like Toadspit – I think he’s pretty cool too. And he has some amazing adventures in the third book, Path of Beasts, so I reckon you’ll like it when it comes. P.S. Tell Lilli I’m very pleased to hear that she is reading the books to you!

  14. Conor says:


    I will tell Lilli that you are pleased that she reads the books to me!

    From Conor

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