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Post by Mythica » Sun March 2nd, 2014, 11:54 pm

I know this is the same book but I found the different usage of these interesting:

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon March 3rd, 2014, 1:05 am

Just curious- which cover do you prefer? the lighter one or the darker?

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Post by Nefret » Mon March 3rd, 2014, 1:17 am

The darker one kinda looks like an old fashion photograph.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
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Post by Misfit » Mon March 3rd, 2014, 1:42 am

I can't decide which I like better.
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Post by Lisa » Mon March 3rd, 2014, 9:34 am

I can't decide which I prefer either, but I do know that the positioning of the two aeroplanes in both is really awkward.

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Post by Mythica » Mon March 3rd, 2014, 3:36 pm

I prefer the darker one - I haven't read the book but with it being about WWI, I would have thought the darker one would more accurately convey the darker subject matter.

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Post by Madeleine » Mon March 3rd, 2014, 3:56 pm

Yes I think the darker one looks better, it has that sort of sepia tone which makes it look like an old photo.
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Post by EC2 » Mon March 3rd, 2014, 9:36 pm

Prefer the lighter one because of the use of light and the colours. The dark is too dark. But I don't like either cover. That pointing finger looks masculine at best and alien at worst!
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Souvent entre piez de chevals
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Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon March 3rd, 2014, 11:08 pm

[quote=""EC2""]Prefer the lighter one because of the use of light and the colours. The dark is too dark. But I don't like either cover. That pointing finger looks masculine at best and alien at worst![/quote]
Oh, too funny! After I read that, all I could see was "ET phone home!"

I prefer the dark cover to the light, but mostly because it makes the two planes stand out. The biplane is what clues me in to the time and place. Of course, on the lighter cover, they have the little blurb which does the same thing, so it's really a question of which is more effective for a given buyer-- show or tell.

I would have done both, and made the biplanes bigger, if they were a presence in the story.

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Post by Mythica » Tue March 4th, 2014, 10:01 pm

[quote=""EC2""]Prefer the lighter one because of the use of light and the colours. The dark is too dark. But I don't like either cover. That pointing finger looks masculine at best and alien at worst![/quote]

Haha, I didn't see it that way but I was wondering what she was pointing at. "Maid, you missed a speck of dust here."

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