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Tom Noir Comments: Sick of the cheesy, over-wrought covers being inflicted on her books by artists, Mercedes Lackey hires a photographer.
Published 2009

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: 7.81 out of 10)
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14 Responses to “The Snow Queen”

  1. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    I had to check twice–honestly!–to make myself sure this wasn’t a vanity press autobiography.

    I like the swirly whatnots at the bottom, though.

  2. Tom Hering Says:

    No wonder she wears white. That’s one nasty case of dandruff.

  3. FearofMusic Says:

    She, whoever she is, looks like a stoned middle aged fairy. Or the middle management woman who ruins every office party by getting drunk beforehand and showing up as Glinda the Good Witch and forcing everyone in her department to do the Welcome to Munchkinland number from the Wizard of Oz.

  4. Phil Says:

    The placement of the text in relation to the photo makes me assume that the lady depicted is Mercedes Lackey herself.

  5. SI Says:

    “I’m off to my meeting with the Rain Queen, the Hail Queen and the Sun Shower Queen!”

  6. Jaouad Says:

    My vote goes to Daniela Amavia, who played Alia in the Children of Dune miniseries. A bit of peroxide, a dash of Photoshop, and voilá.

  7. Bibliomancer Says:

    I was going to make a Fairy Godmother comment but then saw it was another title in Ms Lackey’s Tales of the Five Hundred Kingdoms series.

    I assume she is hard at work on The Tooth Fairy. Trilogies are so passe.

  8. NGpm Says:

    Was this taken at a book store? If not, why do you have more than one copy of the Bastard Prince?

  9. Tom Noir Says:

    There is a very large used bookstore near me called Chamblin Book Mine, with tall wooden stacks reaching back into the dusty dimness. They have many a dogeared copy of sci-fi and fantasy novels with questionable covers, and they don’t hassle me when I whip out my camera and start taking pictures. I usually buy a couple of books out gratitude, but not typically the ones that make for excellent GSS fodder.

  10. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Totally ting-ed!
    Also, they felt it necessary to capitalize “Tale” in the blurb, for no good reason except to emphasize that this isn’t a coffee table book of Meteorological Princess photos.

  11. fred Says:

    In a cover of whiteness, why does she have dark nail polish?

  12. THX 1138 Says:

    “Hem, no it’s FAKE fur – you’re terribly impressed, aren’t you?”

  13. infoqueen Says:

    After dressing as Galadriel for ComicCon snagged Bob the sweet gig as cover model for Mercedes Lackey, he never went back to the drag queen karaoke scene.

  14. Tom Noir Says:

    You know what would be awesome, if the titular ‘Snow Queen’ was actually a reference to a female drug kingpin on the mean streets of Magical Chicago.

    But keep the same cover.

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