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Queen's Devotion cover

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princess garnet
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Queen's Devotion cover

Postby princess garnet » Wed August 27th, 2008, 9:22 pm

Thought I'd repost this:
Here's the link for the reissue of The Queen's Devotion, formerly William's Wife[I][/I]:
http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780307346186
I'm glad the cover design in keeping with its predecessors!

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Postby boswellbaxter » Wed August 27th, 2008, 9:29 pm

Very nice!
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Postby Ariadne » Wed August 27th, 2008, 9:39 pm

I'm glad to see it's a real portrait of her, one that shows her face!

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Postby Michelle2 » Wed August 27th, 2008, 9:46 pm

Just got it in the mail today! Thank god, a hf book that shows the chick's face!

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Postby Misfit » Thu August 28th, 2008, 1:48 am

"Michelle2" wrote:Just got it in the mail today! Thank god, a hf book that shows the chick's face!



Hopefully it's a new trend. Getting very tired of the headless female covers myself. ;)

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Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu August 28th, 2008, 2:05 am

I think that when known portraits of the person exist, there's no reason not to use them, or at any rate a picture drawn from one of them. I was so disappointed not to find a portrait of Juana on the cover of the Last Queen. (Sorry, CW, I know authors rarely get to make those choices.)
She's easily as good-looking as the portrait of somebody else they used.
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Postby cw gortner » Wed October 1st, 2008, 10:38 pm

Yes, you're right. Authors have no choice! I liked their concept, though, even if they used a portrait of Joanna of Aragon, Fernando's sister. I wasn't as disappointed as I might have been, because she is still Juana's aunt and Juana was said to closely resemble her father's side of the family. Plus, I felt the cover captured the spirit of the book. Juana wasn't painted all that often and most of her portraits are rather flat. However, the audio book uses one of the decent portraits of her as well as a snippet from a fanciful recreation of her with the celebrated coffin. I must confess, this is one of my favorite Last Queen covers:

http://www.blackstoneaudio.com/audiobook.cfm?id=4724

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Postby michellemoran » Thu October 2nd, 2008, 12:39 am

Ohhhh... very nice Christopher!!
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Postby Helen_Davis » Sun November 30th, 2008, 11:25 pm

I like that cover too, even though I don't like Juana. Catherine of Aragon should have been queen regnant instead.


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