Oct 21

Look, this relationship just isn't working out....Click for full image

Here you go boss, we’ve spent all weekend on this. It’s called “sea”, right? Well, what do we love under the sea? Mermaids of course! With long hair and large… fins. And what else could we grab people’s attention with? An underwater dragon!!! Booo yeah!!! Just tell me how that doesn’t make perfect sense!?! No boss, you don’t actually have to answer that…

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: 7.12 out of 10)

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16 Responses to “Emerald Sea”

  1. Adam Roberts Says:

    Is that dragon burping? Underwater dragon suffering from gaseous bloat: that’s … that’s genius.

    I also like the catch-quote they’ve planted on top: ‘you’ll be cheering … all the way to the end.’ Screaming can sound a little like cheering, I suppose. Putting a positive spin on it.

  2. CSA Says:

    I’m just confused how the dragon will breathe fire underwater

  3. SI Says:

    Magic CSA… Magic… and that’s all you need to know!

    Adam – They’ve probably done one of my favourite tricks which is cut out the rest of the quote. So looking at the whole thing you would probably have, “you’ll be cheering for a quick and painless death all the way to the end.”

  4. Roses Says:

    The font is so awful, at first glance I thought the author was John Bingo.

    That’s a very muscley underwater dragon. With heartburn. That’s gotta be uncomfortable. Though I am wondering why the mermaid is wearing a scarf? The latest fashion-wear in Atlantis? It’s not exactly going to be consistent in preserving her modesty.

    Si, my Suspension of Disbelief just doesn’t run to an underwater, fire breathing dragon.

    It’s true. I’m close-minded and cynical.

  5. little mi Says:

    I’m with Roses on this one, i’m afraid that the magical ability to breath fire underwater is just a step to far. It just doesn’t work! Now if it produced a flume of boiling water or something I could live with it but I say NO to fire.

    Plus that font really is terrible!

  6. CSA Says:

    But as SI explained… it’s “MAGIC” fire, it doesn’t need to make sense, thats what magic is.

    for me, the font is really the only thing thats needs explaination. Oh that, …and the fact there’s a dragon breathing fire underwater… Crazy old John Ringo, whats next? Dragons vs spaceships? …wait… didnt we do that one already?

  7. SI Says:

    Oh ye unbelievers of underwater dragons. Ok… how about the dragon vomitted something like a large ball of gel? So kinda like a ball of lava that could maintain heat underwater? Or how about sticking with the simplest one, ‘MAGIC!’

    Wait.. why am I defending this again…

    CSA – Dragons need to be pitted against everything… Dragons vs Nazi, Dragons vs Vampires, Dragons vs ferrets.. and so on… the market can never have enough!

  8. Adam Roberts Says:

    Roses is right: that’s one buff dragon.

    I like the way the two of them are being, in effect, paraded … presented almost. ‘So my liege, who will share your underwater bed tonight? Will it be the comely half-fish woman? Or the 4-hours-a-day-in-the-gym dragon?’ ‘Hmm .. choices, choices’

  9. JustinLeego Says:

    I sense a theme developing with the covers in this series! I like your observation about bloat, AR. With that in mind, our dragon friend does look a touch uncomfortable.

  10. Roses Says:

    Adam, that’s a tough choice.

    Dragon? Mermaid? Dragon? Mermaid?

    Damnit, I can’t chose….I’ll have both!

  11. CSA Says:

    …both? … you disgust me

  12. SI Says:

    CSA – Disgust? Like the time you put ferrets down your trousers in the name of sport? Or the time you paid that guy to run over your brother so you could get out of an exam?

  13. Roses Says:

    Oooo…harsh! That was harsh.

    So go on CSA, which would it be? Underwater fire-breathing dragon? Mermaid? How could you chose?

  14. CSA Says:

    SI: I think if you rember correcty, YOU put the ferrets down my trousers and YOU ran over my brother, and that “exam” was to test for rabies from the ferrets. Its a good thing we saw the funny side. Ah, good memories….

    Roses: I can’t help but think the Dragon might not be very…. tender… with me.
    On the other hand, I think i would prefer the other type of mermaid (no, not a merman SI before you suggest), to quote from Red Dwarf:
    Holly: Somehow I’d imagined she’d be a woman on top and a fish on the bottom.
    The Cat: No, that’s the *stupid* way round!

  15. Tom Noir Says:

    Ah, the joys of mer-butt.

  16. Tom Noir Says:

    Lord knows I’m no mer… dude, but I think dangling jewelry would be a poor choice for someone who is likely to be swimming through seaweed on a regular basis.

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