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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:09 am    Post subject: New UK covers for the First Chronicles (from HarperVoyager) Reply with quote

New UK paperback editions will be published in 2019. Cover art:

Lord Foul's Bane

The Illearth War

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice imagery, both in the major symbols for the individual volumes and especially the smaller ones tying the series together.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Nice imagery.


Yes indeed. I'm overjoyed, seeing Covenants fingers.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New UK covers for the Second Chronicles:

The Wounded Land

The One Tree

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hate 'em. But to each their own.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think they would be very "Hey, this looks like something I'd want to read, let's take a look at the liner notes..." But they're definitely consistent, and the imagery/symbology is appropriate to the stories.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

... except for Starfare's Gem being made of wood.

Bleh. These are logos, not cover art.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Completely agree .. they are logos not cover art. Disappointed, if Im honest 🤷‍♀️
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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... except for Starfare's Gem being made of wood.

Bleh. These are logos, not cover art.


There is no indication that the ship is made of "wood". You may be assuming that based on the "plank like" structure. Consider, however, if each of those "planks" were really as wide, proportionally, as the image shows, at Giant scale, those would have to be at least 10 feet wide, possibly more. Other than Pitchwife's repair technique, we really don't have any insight into the physical construction of a giantship's hull. I believe it was stated in the text that there is a "grain" to the material. It could very easily be built up from wide bands of cast stone, rather than a monolith. There are solid structural and architectural reasons that such construction might even be desirable.

That said, as mentioned before, I don't personally consider the artwork particularly attractive. But it isn't supposed to be attractive to those of us who have read the books for years. It is supposed to draw new readers, with contemporary tastes in artwork.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good point IS and based on that its still not great .. but if it attracts the contemporary millennials and the centennials, the billenials more power to them.

Its about the content anyway .. cool point about the ships material composition. What other than wood do you think the ships could be constructed from, if not wood?

Noting the Lands beautiful concern for not burning wood.. 🤔
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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There is no indication that the ship is made of "wood".

I find it easier to believe that the graphic designer had no idea that the ship in question was made of stone. I have heard too many anecdotes about cover artists never having read the story.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was it made of Stone? Gravity itself must work differently in the Land 😉 lol 😂
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Skyweir wrote:
Good point IS and based on that its still not great .. but if it attracts the contemporary millennials and the centennials, the billenials more power to them.

Its about the content anyway .. cool point about the ships material composition. What other than wood do you think the ships could be constructed from, if not wood?

Noting the Lands beautiful concern for not burning wood..


The ship is made of stone - that's pretty explicit in the text. But the fabrication process - beyond the patching performed by Pitchwife - is left to our imaginations. We only know the methods are different from the Gravelingas' stone lore. (The Giants were also responsible for the construction of Revelstone, recall.)
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Truly?? I had completely forgotten that ... surely its been too long. And when I read your reply .. it was like .. yes thats right.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Was it made of Stone? Gravity itself must work differently in the Land 😉 lol 😂


No need for gravity to work differently. It is the air within the hull that floats the boat, not the material the hull is made of (otherwise, there wouldn't be a single steel vessel afloat. Smile
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IrrationalSanity wrote:
There is no indication that the ship is made of "wood".

I find it easier to believe that the graphic designer had no idea that the ship in question was made of stone. I have heard too many anecdotes about cover artists never having read the story.


This is true. The cover art is created and selected independently. There is a whole specialty in publishing around book covers.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

True that 😉 re steel constructed ships.
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