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New Spring - predictions and expectations


Wicked Woodpecker of West

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Reading time!

 

But first take a look on a cover 1.

 

I've seen most of original covers of US (and Polish) editions and let’s just say... They are wrong. Just wrong. People riding somewhere, people riding somewhere, oh wait people standing somewhere. They look just like cinema posters before Second World War. They lack any distinct power that would say: Hey, that's a hell of an epic fantasy. Let's read it!

 

Just look on it. It's just inappropriate.

 

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Thankfully there are some new e-book covers that are much, much cooler.

 

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That’s what I call a good cover. Time for predictions. Here’s my original assumptions written sixth months ago: “The kneeling guy take blessing from blue girl (which is obviously Aes Sedai sorceress), which means that he is going to do some really dangerous and important mission, or he is giving her his oaths of service (sword-surrender gesture). I assume we should met those two pretty soon in the book. They don’t look like some secondary characters. Maybe she sends him to find Dragon Reborn? Well I won’t bet on it, but I think it is seriously possible.”

 

Now after reading half of the book, and forgetting half of it I’m quite sure that some of mine expectations were true, while at least one was painfully wrong. Still, I am not sure about the real meaning of this cover.

Well, let’s find out.

 

 

1I have a cover thing. You won’t understand.

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I agree with you on the cover front - I much prefer the ebook ones.

 

although I find the fact that I have two different styles of cover on my books (and that some are hardback) to be worse than covers I don't like because they don't look like 'a series' on my book shelf! :)

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although I find the fact that I have two different styles of cover on my books (and that some are hardback) to be worse than covers I don't like because they don't look like 'a series' on my book shelf! :)

 

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Never buy the decades-long saga until it is finished and you're sure that there is at least one complete edition of those books.
That's what libraries are for - to buy all those editions that stopped in a middle of series...

Am I talking with sense? It's certainly too hot to think in English here...

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