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Oct 30

Men... always fighting with their snakes... HEYOOOOOOO!Click for full image

Frank Comments: What’s with the nipple jewelry on the lady’s leather armor?
Published 1982

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of artI would touch it without protective glovesI have seen worse. Far, far worseInteresting, but I would still read it in publicMiddling: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lamé picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show, Sir.... Good Show! (Average: 7.91 out of 10)
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23 Responses to “Sorcerer’s Blood”

  1. SI Says:

    I maybe… and I have to admit… maybe… looking at little too closely at this image. BUT… does she have a willy on her underwear armour garments?

  2. THX 1138 Says:

    Never mind the lady’s armour garments, the snake looks like it’s emerging from the sorcerer creeping up behind them. If you know what I mean.

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    LOVE the tongue! When they scream on the Simpsons, their tongues always waggle, but this is MILES beyond that!

    I also think it’s cute that He and She are wearing matching colours today.

  4. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    According to St. Google of the Internets, there was a second book in this series after all. Trail of Peril, it’s called.

  5. Jaouad Says:

    That snake must be compensation for something. The bloke looks somewhat under-endowed in the crotch region.

    But maybe that’s a good thing, given that pointy, sharp-edged piece of armour covering his underbelly.

  6. Phil Says:

    I thought the encircled eagle’s head on his chest was a new candidate for the role of modesty sheep (or modesty C.S.Lewis)… and would be better deployed masking the lady’s devil’s dumplings and/or gender-inappropriate armour genitals.

  7. fred Says:

    Two gingy’s in matching garb on one cover. There isn’t some Siegmund/Sieglinde kink going on in this story is there?

  8. Tom Noir Says:

    They both appear to be wearing blue jeans under their armor. Sensible choice if you ask me.

  9. Yoss Says:

    She better watch out. It’s bad enough to stand in the way of somebody’s backswing on the golf course.

  10. David Cowie Says:

    @ Jaouad #5: could there be a connection between His pointy belly armour and the red mark around his crotch?

    And wouldn’t it be wonderful if the edition of YOUNG MILES in the background is the same as the one we had the other day?

  11. Frank Says:

    Oh foo, did I type the artist’s name as “Ramos”? Sorry about that. “Cover illustration by Romas” is what it said in the publication info. I’m guessing it’s by Romas Kukalis who did the cover art recently featured for “Death Trek”.

  12. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Alternate blurbs:

    “His elongated left arm made his axe the most feared in the world!”

    “Heroic fantasy in the tradition of 16th-century paintings!”

    “He fights evil and wears advertisements on his chest!”

    “In the war on sorcery, nipple armor was the ultimate weapon!”

  13. Adam Roberts Says:

    ‘Lord Coe may have organised the Olympics; but his brother Ross followed a higher calling …’

  14. Frank Says:

    @David Cowie: Good catch, yes, same edition of Young Miles as featured the other day. And I think I shot this later on the day when that was posted here. That shelf location chosen because I could shoot a cover and not get too much reflected glare from the ceiling lights.

  15. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Help me out here… what’s the name of the dance that lady on the cover is doing?

  16. Jerk of all Trades Says:

    Unless the nipples on that armor is so that she can distract the evil wizard’s army of teenage boys long enough to dispatch them, I’m guessing it’s due to someone objecting to allowing actual bared breasts on the cover.

  17. Jerk of all Trades Says:

    @A.R. Yngve

    Looks like a variation on the classic “Goddammit, I thought it was just going to be a fart” Uncomfortable Exit Shuffle.

  18. Tat Wood Says:

    The old guy in the chair has cast a spell suddenly reducing every metal object to two-thirds its size, including all her copper garments and the handle of his plastic axe

  19. David Cowie Says:

    Ross Anton Coe. Roscoe for short.

    In other news, Google tells me that Roscoe’s is a gay bar in Chicago.

  20. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @David Cowie: Well, I thought there was something peculiar about this place! Great wifi, though. *pays and leaves*

  21. Don Hilliard Says:

    JoaT@16: A good guess. Even more than most paperback houses of the time, Pinnacle’s market was grocery stores, drug stores and newsstands; anything requiring sheeping was probably right out.

  22. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    The snake seems to have a lot of TINGS going on around it’s head.

  23. Tom Noir Says:

    Is that a windmill in the background?

    Holland is such a weird place.

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