Red Harvest Gets a Facelift

The Official Star Wars website has posted new cover art for the paperback edition of Red Harvest by Joe Schreiber, available in February 2012.  Unlike the hardcover edition, which features a blood-dripping Sith Lord, the paperback version shows a hand thrusting out of snow-covered ground and holding a red-bladed lightsaber.  No word on why the cover was changed for the paperback version.  It is unusual for covers to differ, but it's not unheard of - The Courtship of Princess Leia by Dave Wolverton also got a new cover for the paperback reprint.
Unlike other young Jedi sidelined to the Agricultural Corps -- those whose abilities have not proved up to snuff -- Hestizo Trace possesses one extraordinary Force talent: a gift with plants. But suddenly her quiet existence among greenhouse and garden specimens is violently destroyed by the arrival of an emissary from Darth Scabrous, a Sith Lord with a fanatical dream poised to become nightmarish reality. For the rare black orchid that Hestizo has nurtured and bonded with is the final ingredient in an ancient Sith formula -- crucial to the Dark Lord's obsession, but with consequences far worse than fatal. Now, spawned by a heretofore unknown virus, the rotting, ravenous dead are rising, driven by a bloodthirsty hunger for all things living -- and commanded by a Sith Master who lusts for power and the ultimate prize: immortality... no matter the cost.

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