UK cover art for Richard Morgan's THE COLD COMMANDS


I kind of knew Gollancz would go for the same look as the paperback edition of The Steel Remains (Canada, USA, Europe, AbeBooks), but I was hoping that The Cold Commands would sport as gorgeous a cover as its predecessor in hardback format.

Alas. . . It's nice, mind you, just not as good as the original cover art for The Steel Remains.

For a Westeros discussion on The Steel Remains during which both Richard Morgan and Joe Abercrombie dropped by to offer their two cents, follow this link. . .

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4 commentaires:

Alec said...

Seems like a cheap knockoff of Abercrombie's covers...

Anonymous said...

Yeah, they're trying to pawn Morgan's fantasy onto Abercrombie's readers.

The difference? Abercrombie's world is believably and enjoyably dark. Morgan just reads like he's trying to shock you for its own sake. It's awful, he needs to go back to sci-fi.

No more man-in-orc gay porn, please. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

LOL, that was supposed to read man-on-orc, not -in-orc. LOL,ewww.

Anonymous said...

On the other hand, I quite enjoyed Morgan's type of fantasy far more than Abercrombie's.

Interesting though - the cover is quite similar in style to Abercrombie's. Did the same artist do both?