Cover art for the US edition of GRRM's A DANCE WITH DRAGONS

Pretty ordinary, but no one really expected anything spectacular. It follows Bantam's new style for the ASOIAF covers.

And to think that I was almost in this book. . . Stupid Dallas Cowboys!!!:-(

13 commentaires:

Todd said...

Wow, it's actually very exciting seeing this. Makes the wait even harder!

Anonymous said...

the old covers were so much better, why did they switch over to this crap. the original Feast cover was great, and then they change it all. idiots...

Anonymous said...

And it will be in our hands in just a few more years...........

Anonymous said...

This was one series that actually had really nice cover illustrations, but then they decide to go with this boring crap.

Anonymous said...

totally agree
the most boring covers for one of the best series... ???
is the publisher just being cheap or what...

Anonymous said...

this is why I buy the illustrated editions as well...

Anonymous said...

Don't know if you guys picked this up before but that is actually just the welsh flag slightly modified.

www.celticattic.com/treasures/images/stamps/
welsh_dragon_stamp.gif

Check the link above to see what I mean. That's craptastic lazy. There are simple covers and then just lazy ones.

~Chaos~ @Malazan

K said...

Personnaly I don't give a damn about the cover.

I will bye the book even if the cover is made with toilet paper ;)

Hope it will be made in 2008 !

Anonymous said...

Ordinary, maybe... but at least it doesn't look CHEAP, like so many fantasy titles. This goes for a classy look. I respect that very much.

Ron said...

The problem is that my set of books look weird since I have all first editions (yes, mint condition A Game of Thrones first edition). It would be nice if there was some consistency.

Rodric said...

The reason they switched to these blander covers is because they felt that "fantasy" had juvenile connotations, and would make some people embarrassed to read it in public and hardcores wouldn't even care, they'd just buy them to read.

Judging by the comments they were right.

Anonymous said...

Its very annoying how I have the first eds of the first 3, and then Feast and this have a different version. Eventually Ill have to sell the first eds and get the boring versions. I can't leave them like that, Id go mad.

KP said...

Amazon lists this as being available September 30, 2008. I guess George better hurry...