Oct 05

I must look so dam awesome right about now!Click for full image

Well, we’ve got the red on there, ’cause of fire being in the title. We’ve got the epic dragon and the merlin esk wizard with his magic orb. But we’re missing something. Something that’s going to make someone pick up the book and think, ‘this is the one.’ Of course!! Surround the title in an awesome gold shiny goodness!

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: 4.02 out of 10)

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18 Responses to “Sunrunner’s Fire”

  1. SI Says:

    Have to admit the dragon is pretty awesome in this.

  2. little mi Says:

    Isn’t it cleaver how its developed red glowing camouflage so it can blend seamlessly in with the surrounding red glowing rocks allowing it to gain the perfect position for a surprise attack on the wizard guy who is unknowingly standing about looking innocently windswept without the slightest notion that a bloody huge dragon is about to leap on him.

  3. CSA Says:

    I think it looks like they’re practising their dance moves for MJ’s “Thriller” … or maybe im just insane

  4. SI Says:

    Don’t you have a stamp on your hand that certifies you officially insane? 😛

  5. Roses Says:

    “I am a 10 tonne dragon sneaking up on a magician…he’ll never see me, he’ll never hear me…for I am versed in the dark ninja arts. Bwahahaha!”

  6. CSA Says:

    A ninja dragon!? Is that like the Turtles upgrade? Its possible the Magician has a case of ye olde retardation.

    SI: It turns out that stamp was just some chocolate on my hand and my pet Leprechaun assures me that those memories of being in the mental hospital are false, he also says i need to burn you

  7. Roses Says:

    The alternative to my ninja dragon theory, is that somewhere in a damp and dingy art college, some freak haired, sock and sandal wearing teacher is delivering a book cover art class…

    “Now if the book is so dire that you can’t bear to read it, stick a dragon behind the main character and make everything glow.”

    Mind you, if that wasn’t true…where would all these covers come from?

  8. JustinLeego Says:

    A quick perusal of the lad’s website reveals that Michael Whelan did the cover for Bat Out Of Hell. Well played, sir. Well played.

  9. SI Says:

    No way, that’s brilliant info 🙂

    I can see the likeness! hehe

  10. B. Durbin Says:

    The US version of this cover has a much better crop (hey! let’s cut off his feet! what a great idea!) and internally consistent titles without the horrific zoomed font. The horrific, zoomed, way-too-freaking-vertical font. Gah.

    For fun, dig up the first book of the series— Dragon Prince— read the description on the back, and imagine what that book would be like. I assure you, it is nothing like the book you actually get.

  11. Pathman Says:

    The dragon seems to have nicked some giantess stone dildo collection. :¤

  12. Stevie T Says:

    Silly, grandiose pose aside, this is actually a pretty fair depiction of a scene in the book. There is duel in a canyon with some freaky rock formations, the wizard guy is actually more like a telepath, and the dragon is under his control, so he’s not particularly worried about it sneaking up on him-he wants it there! Although I can’t remember if the dragon was real or an illusion he made the other guy see…

  13. Rob K Says:

    To be honest, I can’t imagine why any Michael Whelan cover would ever even be considered for inclusion on this site. The man is a genius. His dragons are made of legendary, and he captures Prince Pol really well too.

  14. Tom Noir Says:

    People submit covers, they get posted. It’s not like a committee thing.

  15. Alessandra Kelley Says:

    Even Michael Whelan has off days.

    And to be fair, a lot of the problems with this cover are with the font and how they cropped the art.

  16. Tom Noir Says:

    So, to be clear, this is the third book in a series called “The Epic Dragon Prince”???

    That’s pretty metal.

  17. Anna T. Says:

    What, pray tell, is a “merlin esk wizard” – a bird of prey that’s learned magic? I’d no idea that was even possible, and I’d love to know where you met it.

  18. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The cover is a bit too much… in the way Boris Johnson’s ego is “a bit too much.”

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