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I'm honestly not sure what the French were thinking when they designed their Wheel of Time covers. Here are some that I found:

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Here's a cover for The Dragon Reborn. A lot of these are just random medieval pictures that have no connection to the series whatsoever. And it also seems to have an actual DRAGON on it. A 3-headed dragon.

 

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Here's a cover for "The Invasion of Darkness." I think it's part 1 of the eye of the world. Will someone please explain to me what's going on and how this has anything to do with The Wheel of Time?

 

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A cover for The Eye of the World. I think that's supposed to be a trolloc....or something. 

 

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This is a cover for Part 2 of The Shadow Rising, called "Storms." Some sort of incredibly crowded and colorful battle scene, I guess.

 

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A cover for Part 3 of The Dragon Reborn, called "The Game of Darkness." Someone, please tell the cover artist that these books are NOT in a medieval setting and have no knights in shining armour.

 

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Cover for Lord of Chaos. Ok, this one is not as bad as the others since you can at least tell that that guy is Rand, even though he is extremely ugly and overly muscular. But, again, it has an ACTUAL DRAGON on it.

 

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This Eye of the World cover is the most confusing to me. It seems to have no relation whatsoever to the books, and it also has more naked people. My friend thinks they might be carrying a LITERAL WHEEL OF TIME.

 

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Part 2 of The Great Hunt, called "The Banner of the Dragon." Yet another medieval picture of knights.

 

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Cover for Knife of Dreams. Looks like it belongs in a King Arthur book or something.

 

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Cover for Part 2 of Winter's Heart. Can someone please explain what scene this is and who these people are supposed to be? And why they have such colorful battle uniforms?

 

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Cover for Part 1 of The Great Hunt, called "The Horn of Valere." I'm pretty certain that this was an already existing piece of medieval art.

 

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Cover for Part 2 of Lord of Chaos, "The Fatal Illusion." I'm not entirely sure, but I think those might be unicorns.

 

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Cover for Part 2 of The Shadow Rising, "Storms." I have no idea what this is even supposed to be.

 

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Cover for "The Rise of Thunderstorms," Part 1 of The Shadow Rising. An overly fancy looking medieval knight on a horse. 

 

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Probably the best cover out of all of these. Cover for "Sparks," part 1 of The Fires of Heaven. Thankfully, the Aiel actually look like Aiel. Except I don't think that the Aiel ever rode horses in the books.

 

Which one do you think is the worst? 

 

 

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Usually french covers look bad ... that's one of the reason why I prefer to read my books in English. :tongue:

 

Now the worst one, in my opinion, is "Le Cor the Valere", 5th starting from the bottom. It looks like it is made for a history book ...

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I have no clue...hopefully not. How did RJ even approve these covers? Maybe he never knew of their existence.

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i didn't even tried to read WoT in French.

 

LotR was already quite bad in that version, lol

 

 

Dawn, do u speak French ?

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I speak some French but I'm not fluent. I'm in French 3 at school. I can read the covers but I doubt I'd be able to understand the entire book..probably only like 60-70% of it.

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at least the copyright page would tell who did the cover for that particular book.  The back cover might also tell.

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book selling sites might be another place; or even sites that have info about books.

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Might check at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  If not at either of those, probably do an Internet search.

 

As for book info sites, Wikipedia would be one site to check.

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I highly doubt they'd sell the French versions there.

 

And it doesn't say on Wikipedia. It doesn't even show the covers (since there were so many editions, probably. None of which were good)

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Sweet Jesus, few of those are illustrations to RUSSIAN MYTHOLOGY,  half are hijacked from history books and/or other fantazy, and few are "we have a sweet pic, but no actual book to print it on".

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Which ones were illustrations to Russian mythology?

 

The only 2 that even looked like they were SUPPOSED to be WoT covers were the Rand one with the dragon and the Aiel one (And possibly the Trolloc one if that's supposed to be a trolloc), even though they still were super inaccurate. The rest were just random.

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And I just found the German covers. Some are good, some are, well...

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Here we have a magical flying white dragon.

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And a pterodactyl.

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Some girl with a bird mask

 

 

How about this Spanish cover, which has nothing to do with the books and is also just ugly?

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This Swedish cover is just lazy:

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And of course, this Polish cover:

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Here's another French cover, seems to be some Aiel, one of them shirtless, in front of a gate with the WoT logo on it. 

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Those I left in quote.Not sure about 2nd and last ones, but the rest? Definitely encountered in my childhood books.

I'm honestly not sure what the French were thinking when they designed their Wheel of Time covers. Here are some that I found:

9782743603649FS.gif

Here's a cover for The Dragon Reborn. A lot of these are just random medieval pictures that have no connection to the series whatsoever. And it also seems to have an actual DRAGON on it. A 3-headed dragon.

 

 

 

51xmuGzCYYL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

This is a cover for Part 2 of The Shadow Rising, called "Storms." Some sort of incredibly crowded and colorful battle scene, I guess.

 

 

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Cover for Part 2 of Lord of Chaos, "The Fatal Illusion." I'm not entirely sure, but I think those might be unicorns.

 

 

 

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Cover for "The Rise of Thunderstorms," Part 1 of The Shadow Rising. An overly fancy looking medieval knight on a horse. 

 

 

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I really like the white dragon on that first German cover, even though it's a critter unrelated

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