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Cover Confusion - An International Incident Edition

A couple weeks back Saladin Ahmed unveiled the Polish cover for Throne of the Crescent Moon.

I thought: Not bad. A little too hooded for my likes. And who knew Ahmed was taking a crack at writing the novelization of the new Tron movie? In all seriousness Throne of the Crescent Moon is an awesome book and I can't wait for the sequel. However, a few days later Brent Weeks showed off the German cover for The Blinding Knife.

Notice any similarities? I'm not sure where the image itself originated. It could be a case of stock art that anyone can buy, the same designer reusing art in a different region, or even one of the publishers licensing the art to the other. It definitely falls in line with the style of the Night Angel books which were well used internationally.

Speaking of The Blinding Knife, I finished it just last week and it was just as good as The Black Prism. Probably even better. Man, Weeks knows how to stab someone in the back and twist it. Also, Ahmed just released an eBook short story collection called Engraved on the Eye. Check it out. I know I will.

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Unknown said...

Something about that just seems wrong. To have 2 new releases, in the same genre, look identical is confusing, regardless of the language differences.

Mad Hatter Review said...

It happens with surprising regularity. Think about it this way: the two will likely never share a shelf together and no eBook bookstores that I know of sell multiple languages where they'd been seen together.

Anonymous said...

Another publisher fail. Have you seen the cover for Mathias' new book? Through the Wildwood. Now that is CUSTOM FANTASY ART at its best.

RedEyedGhost said...

Give it another month and it will probably pop up as a foreign addition to Peter V. Brett's The Desert Spear.