Nov 05

Damn it they're back. I'll go get the pixie poison.Click for full image

The shine! We are all about the shine. But we’re lacking somewhere, there is just something we need to push the readers right over the edge and into the pit of greatness. Got it! Half-naked faeries and royal elves. Making one of them look like an Elizabethan queen will drive all the boys crayze-Z!

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: 8.07 out of 10)

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10 Responses to “By Slanderous Tongues”

  1. Roses Says:

    What every Fantasy covers need – fairies. Sweet fairies. Lovely fairies.

    Not the sort that would steal children, lead unwary travellers into bogs…

    and Lord of the Rings Elves.

  2. SI Says:

    Fairies lead unwary travelers into bogs? Maybe being drunk should no longer be my excuse.

  3. CSA Says:

    Fairies lead unwary travelers into blogs? DAMN YOU INTERNET FAIRY!!!

    You just gotta love those elves and their massive collars.

  4. Adam Roberts Says:

    I choose to believe that Slanderous Tongues is the name of a small shropshire village, and that this is a memoir of living there, after the manner of By Walden Pond.

    Other than that … ugh, that’s one exceptionally ugly colour scheme.

  5. CSA Says:

    Board meeting at Baen HQ:

    Chairman: So we’re going to do something a little bit controversial with Mercedes Lackey’s new novel to test certain market influences.
    *Hushed silence*
    Chairman: We’re NOT going to use the horrific embossed orange font, instead we’re going for a horrific “Lavender Twilight” colour.
    Board members: ooooooooooh aaaaaaaaaah

  6. Maureen Says:

    That doesn’t look like Elizabeth; it is Elizabeth.

  7. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Book buyers should be forgiven for thinking this is the BOOK “Mercedes Lackey” written BY the pseudonym “Slanderous Tongues”.

  8. A.R.Yngve Says:

    I misread the ultra-lucid text and fonts.. of course the author’s name is, as shown on the cover:
    “Roberta @llis.”

  9. AnnaT Says:

    So we have: little-girl Barbie purple, a refugee from Middle-Earth, and Disney pixies. Good Queen Bess looks just a little out of place in this disaster, dontcha think?

  10. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The quote at the bottom reads “…the best of high fantasy…”

    “High” fantasy? Are you supposed to read it while you’re stoned?
    “Heeey man, those elves are like, grooovy…”

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