proudly presents

  the world premiere
of the showing of Les Edward's original artwork for the new,
upcoming Pern book Dragongirl by Todd McCaffrey
(projected publication date: 27 July 2010)


Les Edwards is a seven times winner of the British Fantasy Award for Best Artist and has been nominated three times for a World Fantasy Award. Les received the commission for the cover art for Dragonheart from the American publisher Del Rey (Random House). Dragongirl is his eighth Pern cover. It was welcome news that this cover art has also been chosen by the UK publisher Bantam Books (Transworld) for the UK edition of Dragonheart. So, like happened with Todd's first stand alone book, Dragonsblood and later with its sequel Dragonheart, Les' wonderful work will grace both English language editions again.

The artwork shows you much more from the scene Les painted than the actual cover does and depicts a Weyr in a volcano caldera with a blue dragon wingng in to land. Dragongirl is already available for pre-order on and you will support this website by doing so. The picture on this page is 800 pixels wide but there will probably be a larger format picture you can downlod to use as your desktop wallpaper with the next update of Les Edward's website, which will be taking place soon.

If you are interested in seeing more artwork by Les Edwards or in buying prints please visit his website at, we heartily recommend a visit! And don't forget to check and read his News Section every month!


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All pictures on this page are copyright Les Edwards (2009) and shown here by permission