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New Covers - The Divine Sacrifice & The Beloved Dead

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New Covers - The Divine Sacrifice & The Beloved Dead

Postby TonyHays » Mon August 9th, 2010, 7:32 pm

As promise, here are the new covers. I'm anxious to hear what you guys think.
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Postby cw gortner » Tue August 10th, 2010, 6:15 pm

"TonyHays" wrote:As promise, here are the new covers. I'm anxious to hear what you guys think.


They're gorgeous, very evocative; they capture the mood of the series and have branding, which is always good. I think they'll attract readers. Congratulations!
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Postby Michy » Tue August 10th, 2010, 7:42 pm

I'm curious about the footwear on the dead figure on "The Divine Sacrifice." He appears to be a monk, so I'm assuming he's male, but the sandals look almost feminine - ?

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Postby Vanessa » Wed August 11th, 2010, 9:05 am

I think the covers look very different. I think they look quite mystical - just right for an Arthurian book!
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Postby TonyHays » Wed August 11th, 2010, 11:57 am

Thanks, guys. Michy, I gave them a huge number of illustrations (from books like one of the Osprey guides on warfare in Arthurian times) to consider. I think they were going for a version of Roman sandals with the straps going halfway up the leg. But it kind of looks like a cross between a plain sandal and a Roman army boot. I was told at one point that they had hired one of the artists that does Bernard Cornwell's covers to oversee the repackaging of the series. I wasn't unhappy with the earlier covers, but I do like these much better.

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Postby michellemoran » Fri August 13th, 2010, 8:45 pm

GREAT covers Tony! I especially like the one for THE DIVINE SACRIFICE - the lighting is beautiful.
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Postby Ariadne » Fri August 13th, 2010, 11:41 pm

Beautiful covers! And they caught the fact that Malgwyn's lost his sword arm. I liked the landscapes on the original covers, but these have a glowing look about them that says "buy me!" :D

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Postby LoveHistory » Sat August 14th, 2010, 12:25 am

Beautiful! Very eye catching too.

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Thanks!

Postby TonyHays » Sun August 15th, 2010, 1:39 pm

Thanks, everybody. I thought they did a great job on them. We'll certainly have a chance to tell if having people on the cover truly does help sales. These covers are nearly a complete turnaround from the first ones.


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