The Novels of David Chandler


Behold!  Images of the Free City of Ness and some of its more illustrious citizens, created by famed fantasy illustrator Russ Nicholson.  Also you’ll find a wallpaper image based on art from Richard Jones’ covers of all three novels in the Ancient Blades trilogy!

Russ Nicholson is an illustrator best known for his fantasy art. He has contributed to such notable titles as ‘The Warlock of Firetop Mountain’, ‘The Fiend Folio’, and ‘The Fabled Lands’. He studied at the prestigious Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, which later became part of Dundee University, Scotland. Russ moved to England in the 70’s and, save for a brief sojourn in Paupa New Guinea, has lived and worked there ever since. For over forty years Russ has produced work for a wide range of companies and publishers, including Puffin, Pan, Hodder and Stoughton, TSR, Games Workshop, Hoggshead Publishing, DC Thomson, and Le Grimoire Publications. His work has been reproduced in over twenty countries. Until recently, he also worked as both an art teacher and an art lecturer.


Click on any image below to see a slideshow of Russ’s interpretations of Cythera, Malden, the Free City of Ness, Sir Croy and Slag the Dwarf!

Also you’ll find the Wallpaper image based on the cover artwork of Richard Jones!