I love getting that first look at a new Star Wars cover, and this cover for the upcoming paperback novel Star Wars: Scourge by Jeff Grubb is really striking. Designed by Scott Biel featuring an image by Larry Rostant, the cover features Jedi Mander Zuma. The official blurb:
In the heart of crime-ridden Hutt Space, a Jedi Scholar searches for justice.
While trying to obtain the coordinates of a secretive, peril-packed, but potentially beneficial trade route, a novice Jedi is killed—and the motive for his murder remains shrouded in mystery. Now his former Master, Jedi archivist Mander Zuma, wants answers, even as he fights to erase doubts about his own abilities as a Jedi. What Mander gets is immersion into the perilous underworld of the Hutts as he struggles to stay one step ahead in a game of smugglers, killers, and crime lords bent on total control.
In addition to the front cover reveal, I thought you might like to see Larry Rostrant’s full image of Mander Zuma. The art will wrap around the spine and onto the back of the book, spine type and back cover copy will be added later.
Star Wars: Scourge by Jeff Grubb will be on sale April 24, 2012 in paperback and ebook formats.