Not to be confused with the Art of Fyreslayering, which is also a book I’d pick up, today we have a look at the artwork featured in Battletome: Fyreslayers.
Fyreslayers are up for pre-order tomorrow–so here’s one last look inside the book before it goes up, just so you know what you’re getting into. Fyreslayers are the ultimate expression of the sun’s out guns out, in that none of them wear a shirt, or even pants, but they absolutely will wreck you, especially if your whole world is on fire.
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After all, if there’s one thing these ur-gold encrusted duardin love, it’s when your whole world is just ablaze with lava, fire, fyre, and some magma just to be safe. It’s a very distinct mood–which lends itself to a unique look for the strongholds of the Fyreslayers. Right below this paragraph, you’ll get a look at the Magmaholds of the Fyreslayers. That’s where they live and forge and smith and train to fight. Note the giant stone Fyreslayer head in the middle left there. Now think about how you’d feel if you lived in a giant stone version of a human head.
If this art looks familiar with you–it’s because it’s influenced heavily by Kevin Chin:
While the art in Battletome: Fyreslayers was a team effort, much of the work inside bears the distinctive style of Kevin Chin. You may be familiar with Kevin from his work on the previous Fyreslayers battletome, or some incredibly iconic art for both Warhammer 40,000 and Warhammer Age of Sigmar alike.
And in this book, he’s had a chance to dig into parts of Fyreslayer culture that we don’t often get to see. There’s a piece that takes a look at a funeral rite, which shows a side of Fyreslayers that most folks don’t get to see. After all, they still love to die in battle–here’s what it looks like after that happens.
You can find some amazing looking Fyreslayers Wallpapers right here. And again, the new book goes up for pre-order in a few short hours.
Stay ur-gold Ponyboy. Stay ur-gold.