A few weeks ago, I posted the beautiful cover art for the North American edition of David Anthony Durham‘s The Other Lands, sequel to his successful Acacia: The War with the Mein, and now I’ve got a look at the UK edition.

The Other Lands by David Anthony Durham

It’s a known fact that UK covers are generally miles beyond their NA counterpart in terms of quality, but I’d say this is one exception to the rule. I appreciate the granduer of the NA cover, which suggests how mysterious and epic these ‘Other Lands’ are, whereas the UK cover has a nice sense of adventure and tension, but seems to lack focus. Still, either way, Durham’s got to be pretty happy with how the covers of his novels have been handled.

On top of this, Durham is hosting a giveaway for an ARC of The Other Lands. I’ll certainly be entering!

  • edifanob August 24, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    I really like the UK cover and I look forward to read ‘The Other Lands’.
    And of course I entered the giveaway!

  • RedEyedGhost August 24, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Wow! I really liked the US cover, but this blows it out of the water. I’m going to have a tough time deciding which to buy…

  • Kendall August 27, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    This one makes it look much darker. For other reasons, I think I slightly prefer the NA one.

    And I don’t agree with your “known fact”; IMHO the pendulum swings both ways on which market’s got the better cover. ;-)

  • Kendall August 27, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Whoops, accidentally unchecked ‘subscribe to these comments’. (eyeroll) Ignore this extra post. ;-)

  • YetiStomper August 28, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    US Cover hands down.