Please, please click for the full spread; depending on your screen size you may only be seeing a portion of it. It’s truly epic.
This beautiful and amazing illustration of chapter 1 of The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms — the scene in which Yeine meets Dekarta for the first time, is called “Grandfather”. The artist is DubuGomdori on DeviantArt, who graciously allowed me to post this with permission. Stunning, isn’t it? The artist had this to say:
I’ve always been fascinated in mythology and symbolism. The world you narrated in the book was impressionistic yet left a strong, haunting, and strangely lucid ‘imprint’ inside the mind. Needless to say I was anxious to draw the people, costume, and world out. I had a great time conceptualizing the piece.
It is a lucky author who has such fans.