New UK cover art for Joe Abercrombie's LAST ARGUMENT OF KINGS


The best of the new bunch, if you ask me.=)

12 commentaires:

machinery said...

I have the rugged looking covers, and I like them.
btw, i'm in the middle of the second book, and it's a great series.
so nice to read a completed series ...

Anonymous said...

Ha, ha.

Yeah... I still like the old covers with the blood-stained map.

Lord of the Green Dragons said...

I like the background a lot, but the slick 90120 persona does not do it for me.

Ed S. said...

Sword, check. Guy, check. Exotic background, check. Generic Fantasy cover, yup.

I guess Joe's sales must be slipping if they've started giving him covers from the slush pile :)

Todd said...

I have never been a fan of any book cover that has a real person on it, or a painting of one that looks real. This one isn't bad, but I'll take art over a photograph as a cover any day.

Anonymous said...

I like this one a little better, but hey I might be bias because the man on the cover is hot. XD

But I would have still been reluctant to pick it up if I'm looking for a fantasy book to read. It looks like one of those historical romance fiction covers.

Isis said...

A step in the wrong direction

Anonymous said...

Can some1 please explain to me, what exactly was wrong with the 'map' style covers? Eh?

rolemaster said...

have to agree with most of the previous posters. The bloodstained parchment of the old cover seems to have so much more confidence in it's own content.

Lichen said...

I believe we've been through this before.

It's quite simple.

Book covers with pompous sword-wielding heroes are the ones that sell most copies. (at least marketing departments tend to believe so)

There you go.

It's got nothing to do with originality, artistic quality etc.

Elfy said...

I prefer the originals, but off all the new covers they've done this is the best. I still don't understand why they keep trying to fix things that aren't broken.

machinery said...

lichen, that may be.
but I have read the books, and it seems a decent description of jesal, one of the characters.