Aug 12

Designer loincloth by Yves Saint LaurentClick for larger image

JuanPaul Comments: Is she afraid of the eagle or the falling title banner?

Published 1981

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: 4.24 out of 10)

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18 Responses to “The Golden Hawk of Zandraya”

  1. fred Says:

    A treacherous cover tricks a noble blurb into an unholy union.

  2. Bibliomancer Says:

    That loincloth does double-duty as a handy dish towel.

  3. MakkaPakka Says:

    Nice kustom pinstripes

  4. NomadUK Says:

    A lot of starch in that loincloth.

  5. Monty Says:

    Are those mountains tiny, or is she just really huge?

  6. J Greely Says:

    Goldenhawk isn’t actually attacking her; he’s trying to fix the kerning on the title. The girl’s just apologizing for misspelling “sorcerer”.


  7. Tag Wizard Says:

    @J Greely +1 Protection from Spelling. Good Show Sir!

  8. JuanPaul Says:

    She escaped a Dick Blade cover only to get attacked by a giant, clumsy hawk. Still, it’s a step up.

  9. Francis Boyle Says:

    A treachorous sorceror, a noble king, an unholy quest and . . . boobs. Yes this books got it all! (Also there’s some sort of hawk but who cares about that.)

  10. Alice Says:

    Doin’ the Dab

  11. Lillie Awesome Says:

    @Monty – the flames spewing from them look like they’re in peril of being blown out (possibly by the whoosh of the title banner), so I’m going to go with the mountains are really tiny.

  12. Tat Wood Says:

    She’s being punished for forgetting the dress-code for Most Wuthering Heights Day.

  13. THX 1139 Says:

    She certainly changed her image for the Spider-Man movies.

  14. B. Chicltiz Says:

    Instructor, Blurb-Writing 101, UAI:
    “Today class, we look at a basic, yet always effective rhetorical device—the triple adjective-noun parallel sequence laid around a single, conceptually fuzzy verb. This structure may appear simple to master, and, indeed, it is; in fact it’s utterly lame, but it never fails to worm itself into the consciousness of your potential buyer, especially an adolescent male. Let’s look at this basic example. See if you can spot the pairs and find the verb, then see how many variations you can generate in 30 seconds:
    A treacherous quest tricks a noble sorcerer into an unholy king.
    Mind your spellcheckers now!”

  15. Ikari Gendo Says:

    Are the two halves the same art? Are they even the same artist? It looks like a low-budget Boris Vallejo girl being attacked by Frank Frazetta’a turkey.

  16. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Birdemic, 1000 BC.

  17. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Give her a pair of scissors or a knife and she could use that giant loincloth to whip up an ensemble that would cover her chest and more of her. Help protect her from jagged rocks and giant birds.

    At this resolution, it looked to me like there was a picture of a shirtless yelling man on the left wing of the bird.

    There’s a big disconnect between blurb and cover. Cover features no sorcerer or king; blurb features no barely-clad woman or bird. Also, there appears to be hawks, plural — do we have a “+1 protection from counting” tag? Judging by her reaction, she isn’t Zandraya either.

    @Ikari: GSS!

  18. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “And now, the weather: Strong winds over the Volcano Valley can make flying and sorcery difficult. Scantily clad women are advised to seek shelter.”

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