• Autumn2May September 15, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Ewww. Why would anyone think the bottom one was better? There is so much more flow and movement in the top one.

  • Woodge September 15, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Looks like a poster to some C-list Bollywood musical. Horrible.

  • The Mad Hatter September 15, 2011 at 10:51 am

    A shame given how good the novel is. Hopefully for the next in the series they keep the hardcover with the original style art.

  • Stefan (Civilian-Reader) September 15, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Oh dear.
    I’ll have to hunt down a copy of the hardcover.

  • underext7 September 15, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    The top one is cooler for sure, but I just don’t like the yellow font/border…

  • Antonis M. September 15, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    There’s so much sexual innuendo in that second cover that I’m ashamed to say anything more!

  • Doug M. September 15, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Absolutely atrocious!
    Great book, though… forget the cover.

  • henrythefifth September 15, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Yeah, the first I’d buy, the second I laugh at.

  • underext7 September 15, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    You know while were on the “Middle eastern Prince of Persia” topic… Could u recommend any good novels that are set in this type of genre? Im a big Prince of Nothing fan, but any other good ones that you can think of?

  • Reuben September 16, 2011 at 5:00 am

    The first cover is so good that it makes just want to EAT the book. Second cover I almost hit the back button thinking I was in the slash fanfic section.

  • Bets Davies September 16, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    Yes. Apparently they are fucking with us. Either that, or they’ve got things confused with a certain Disney movie

  • P.D.Blake September 17, 2011 at 2:08 am

    That second one looks like a home made job, the first one reminds me of the old adventure style books. The first one is definately much better.

  • Miles September 17, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    What is happening to the world of cover art, Aidan? EXPLAIN!!!

  • aidan September 18, 2011 at 10:06 am

    I’ve been fighting the good fight for years, Miles… and I don’t have an answer for you!

  • Jonathan September 19, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    I’d be embarrassed to be seen reading the second one, no matter how good. It looks like a romance novel, no offense to romance aficionados. The top one reeks with the promise of something rich and exciting and still maintains class and, dare I say, a little maturity.