Looks like Orbit Books is re-issuing Daniel Abraham‘s The Long Price quartet, which is good. It also looks like they’re saddling them with atrocious covers that seem to miss the point completely, which is bad.
Now, I’ve not read Abraham’s novels, but based on the original cover art, and the times I’ve browsed through the first volume, it seems to me that these aggressive, character-focussed covers completely misrepresent the novels. Though, maybe that’s the point if Orbit feels they are going to need to find a new demographic with this re-release.
I wonder how people will feel when they pick up Book One of a duology and find two completely independent stories between the covers?