THE INHERITANCE & OTHER STORIES by Robin Hobb/Megan Lindholm

I’ve griped in the past about some of Robin Hobb’s covers (for being, by turns, too boring and too absurdly amateurish), but I like this one. With a nice textured paper, I bet it would look really classy on a bookshelf. Wonderful colours and typography. Simple, but nice and well suited to Hobb/Lindholm’s work. Can’t wait to get my hands on it.

  • Jaedia February 22, 2011 at 9:08 am

    I dunno.. I tend to prefer the UK book covers generally speaking, even Hobb’s. I find a lot of them tend to be much more simplistic, and that can be much nicer than a piece of artwork. Not that I don’t appreciate the gorgeous artwork a lot of the US covers come with, but there is definitely something about a reasonably simple, beautifully designed cover. That being said, I prefer this one to the UK cover. I do like the consistency, but I like the design on this one.

  • Raphael February 22, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    I own Farseer, Tawny Man and Liveship trilogies with Howe’s artwork. The other books pale in comparison, no matter wether UK oder US.