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Strange Covers

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Strange Covers

Post by Rowan » Thu March 1st, 2012, 4:35 pm

Okay I know we've talked about the universal "headless" shot for a lot of historical fiction novels, but I don't recall ever talking about strange ones. I've been going through the fiction section on medievalists.net, noting down titles that pique my interest, when I came across the strangest looking book cover I've ever seen. I thought I'd start a thread for the more unusual book cover images people may find on historical fiction.


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Post by Ludmilla » Thu March 1st, 2012, 7:57 pm

Looks like a typical paranormal/vampire romance cover to me. Makes sense when you read the author's bio on Amazon:
The author of more than 80 books, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro is best known as the creator of the heroic vampire, the Count Saint-Germain. Yarbro is the first woman to be named as an International Horror Guild Living Legend, one of only two women ever to be named as Grand Master of the World Horror Convention (2003), and the first to serve as president of the Horror Writers Association (1988-1990). In 2005 the city of Padua, Italy honored her with a day of celebration. She is the recipient of the Fine Foundation Award for Literary Achievement (1993) and (along with Fred Saberhagen) was awarded the Knightly Order of the Brasov Citadel by the Transylvanian Society of Dracula in 1997. She has been nominated for the Edgar, World Fantasy, and Bram Stoker Awards.

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