Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Cover Story: Avalon





When your story is set in the 10th century and features some of the most famous names in history, I guess that the covers will reflect the two aspects seen here - either the romance, or the warrior aspects.

Once again, no matter how gorgeous the most recent releases covers are they again feel a little bit out of place amongst the others.

I am a little fascinated by the title of the French version. To my untrained eyes it looks like the Sister of the Vikings, but I could be totally off there! That alone makes me want to wonder how that could possibly fit in with the story of the characters.

Which ones are your favourites?

9 comments:

  1. The one I own is #3. I could swear I've seen #5 on another book! I'm not sure which one I like best. I agree that the recent releases don't look like they fit in. The French title is "daughter of the Viking" which does describe Merewyn, but I don't care for it as a title. Makes it sound more lusty and action-oriented than it is.

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  2. I own #1 and #3, I think. Strangely, this is the only (I think!) book of hers I've never read. I think I resist getting sucked into the Arthurian world for fear I would never return...

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  3. Fille in French is Girl or Daughter--so "The Viking's Girl/Daughter." Sarah's explanation makes sense--Viking's Girl sounds even lustier than Viking's Daughter!

    #6 cracks me up--it's pretty, don't get me wrong, but the way the title bar covers the naughty bit is hilarious!

    I really like the abstract blues of cover #1.

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  4. For me, it's number 5. Number 6 is good too, but the time period seems not to be quite right.

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  5. I like the earlier covers - 5 & 6 give the wrong impression of both the story and the time period.

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  6. I like #6 as well. #5 was used in some of the promos for Maxwell's O Juliet, so that might be where Sarah has seen it before.

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  7. I have #6 on my shelf and of the ones pictured I like it the best :)

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  8. Yes, Misfit, that's where I've seen it before. It's the step-back cover.

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