• Eric T. Reynolds April 18, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    That’s a fabulous cover! The composition, the colors, and especially the texture.

  • Shawn April 20, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    It has the same problem as [b]The Grave Thief[/b] cover. Poor layout and terrible font choices.

  • sean April 22, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Beg to disagree with the previous Shawn. well, not entirely disagree. You can make an argument for poor layout. But the grave thief cover suffers from not allowing for imagination in the imagery. This cover is a complete 180 from that. The character model is small and manages to look “cool” while being nondescript, the same thing can be said for the dragon. the color pallet, imo, works well, the font does suck, but the main point is this:

    The imagery allows for imagination.

    Whereas with the grave thief, they are telling you exactly what these character/monster (s) look like, in this one they give u a foundation to create your own hero and villain. Much as Terry brooks (and most of his covers) gave you enough description as to create different appearances for his characters, while not giving so much that you must know they look a certain way.

    this is what good author do so well.

  • sean April 22, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    i’ll agree that i also dislike the layout once you consider it in all its parts. but you can’t argue that it catches the eye and causes you to look at it multiple times in depth. thus i guess its a good job by the artist/marketing team.

    If i was scanning covers at the local fiction section, i would stop and look closer at this book.