'Fablehaven' cover is released

"Fablehaven: Keys to the Demon Prison," the fifth and last volume in the popular series, will not be released until March 23, 2010.

But fans of the books -- and they are legion -- are anxious for any details they can get about the book and its content.

So, it is with some fanfare that Shadow Mountain is revealing what the book's cover will be like. "We think it will blow fans away," says Leigh Dethman, publicist for Shadow Mountain.

This cover, as with all the other Fablehaven books, was designed by Brandon Dorman, an illustrator who lives in Puyallup, Wash.

"I hope the cover will spark interest," he said in a telephone chat from his home. "The story has been going along so well, and this is the last installment."

Dorman was just finishing school at BYU-Idaho when "Deseret Book took a chance on me to do the first cover." The challenge, he says, was to come up with a balance of spooky and light. "The story involved a lot of fairies, but they wanted something that would appeal to both boys and girls, so I hit on the idea of using Muriel, the witch. That seemed to work well."

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