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Jul 29

It's the The Faerie Queene, as you've never seen her beforeClick for larger image

Nathan Comments: Meet Mercedes’ Lackey Mark Shepherd

Published 1993

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 8.75 out of 10)
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14 Responses to “Prison of Souls”

  1. THX 1139 Says:

    Just kiss grandma and we can all go home.

  2. JuanPaul Says:

    @THX let’s just end the thread right here. GSS!

  3. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Jabba the Hutt’s little sister’s “Pretty Princess” phase was rough on everyone.

  4. JuanPaul Says:

    At first glance, I thought the guy in the foreground was viewing a diorama.

  5. fred Says:

    I think a very large pie would be of better use than that sword.

  6. Francis Boyle Says:

    Sometimes you see something so inexplicable it forces you to revise your understanding of reality. This is not one of those things. This is just a Baen.

  7. Bibliomancer Says:

    I’m guessing this is the last scene in the book before our hero kills them all and then sings a ballad while playing his lute.

  8. Ryan Says:

    “Rolf had never understood why the two concepts went together. It just seemed awkward to both lute AND pillage.”

  9. Anna T. Says:

    The person in the white dress is either one of Jabba’s relatives (per @Bruce A Munro) or an albino human-walrus hybrid.

  10. daard23 Says:

    “Prison of souls” could also describe Baen’s graphics department.

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Much to his dismay, Johnny Winter is informed that he’s being replaced by a winged bearded fat lady as the star attraction of the Rennaisance Faire Circus.

  12. GSS ex-noob Says:

    I love how it’s impossible to photograph with that combo of murky and shiny. I’m sure nobody had a question as to the publisher.

    The wings are hard to see at first, but add that final soupcon of WTF.

    Ol’ Larry must have used every shade of beige and tan there is. Was there a sale down at the paint store, that part of the palette only?

    I guess the setting is appropriate, since both authors have medieval occupation surnames.

    This is one of the times I must say GSS! to absolutely every one of the commenters. Top quality work, all.

  13. Tracy Says:

    At first glance I thought sword guy was carrying one end of a stretcher with Jabba the Fairy on it, perhaps into some M*A*S*H unit. I’m sure that would be a more interesting story than the one that’s actually in the book.

  14. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    Is it just me, or is that guy who’s pointing actually stepping on the fairy’s stomach?

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