• Tyson September 29, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    It has been a while but I think I like the looks of the US cover more than the UK version.

  • Bush League Critic September 30, 2010 at 4:33 am

    I would like the UK version more if the sea-serpent’s mane wasn’t quite so Hair Bear/Phil Spector-ish. Love everything else about it, though. The US version seems to completely neglect the naval/maritime aspects of the series… unless what I’ve mistaken as shield is supposed to be a compass??

  • TankSpill September 30, 2010 at 8:42 am

    I definitely like the US cover more – I don’t know why, but the UK cover seems a bit amateurish to me. Not that the art is bad, but it reminds me of the older style of art on old D&D and 70’s/80’s fantasy novels, and I like the more modern look better.

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  • PJ September 30, 2010 at 9:20 am

    I’m 85% sure that is a compass, and not a shield. I myself am a much bigger fan of the US cover. I agree with TankSpill about the UK cover. It seems very old school, and the old school art doesn’t really do much for me personally.

  • Locusmortis October 2, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    The UK cover is definitely better imo, if not quite as good as the covers to the first 2 books in the series.