Saturday, May 1, 2010

Stephenie Meyer Explains 'Breaking Dawn' Cover

Summit execs are taking their time announcing if Breaking Dawn will be divided, but before the movie talks ever existed, Stephenie Meyer likewise didn't rush into picking the book's cover.

"It represents Bella and Bella," Stephenie spills. "This cover, one of the reasons why I love it and was so happy we finally came up with the concept, is that it's the whole book series on one cover. Bella's starts out as the weakest player on the board and she ends up as the one who decides the outcome of the story. She became the most powerful player, and I really liked that metaphor. I liked seeing her evolution in one picture."

Breaking Dawn's cover shows the weakest piece on a chess board – a pawn – and focuses on the strongest one, the queen. Although Bella's character comes full circle, Stephenie still feels that other players in the Twilight saga have more to share. She confesses that Leah's story doesn't feel resolved to her and foresees future writing from Renesmee's point-of-view.

"If I were to go ahead with the Cullen universe -- and honestly I'll do it for myself, whether I publish it or not is questionable at this point -- but the narrators that I would go ahead with...would be Renesmee and Leah. Probably about the age of five, which would be about 16 or 17 for Renesmee."