Feb 07

Amazingly impractical fantasy sword... check!Click for full image

Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Comments: With this cover, it’s the little things. Such as ‘Her right hand has a weak grip on the handle.’ And ‘The bat on the pommel would make it hard to sheathe the blade.’ And ‘Goodness, is that MY face?’
Published 2013

Back cover blurb here!

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: 6.09 out of 10)

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22 Responses to “Rise of the Gryphon”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    “Sword of Omens – give me sight beyond sight!”

  2. Bibliomancer Says:

    Is she playing peek-a-boo through the blade?
    Or does the sword come with a built-in mini-eye-of-Sauron?

  3. RachelJ Says:

    Is there anyone left who isn’t a “New York Times” bestselling author?

  4. Tat Wood Says:

    @RachelJ: sadly, me. Although my last effort was, on the day of release, the 37th most pre-ordered book on Amazon.
    (I think that was just Amazon UK though).

  5. rev Says:

    The Mini-Eye-of-Sauron helps her to stay up to date with the cost of dying and the price of death. Yesterday they closed at -4.3%, trading at $1.73USD.

  6. SI Says:

    I once got teletext band of the month! yesssssss… don’t ask for my autograph all at once. Never put that on an album though. Maybe we should of… And for those who don’t know of teletext’s greatness:

    I always thought the New york best seller was kinda like putting a quote from “Publishers Weekly” on your book. Is it a scam? Is it?

  7. Rags Says:

    Snookie and Kim Kardashian are “New York Times” bestselling authors. The title means nothing.

  8. Tom Noir Says:

    NYT Bestselling Author is in fact a list from the New York Times, so it’s not a scam. However, I think that it is quite often a low bar to get on it if the publisher is willing to spend some money on ads and product placement. Consider that most books sell just 1000s of copies…

  9. fred Says:

    Oh look. She is wielding a gryphon hilted sword and gryphon is in the title. An ‘often unsurpassed imagination’ knows no bounds I guess.

  10. Rags Says:

    I would like to give some props to this lingerie model (apparently still wearing said lingerie), as she takes time out from her busy photoshoot to kill demon-y type things……….who are probably misunderstood, broody and will fall in love with her.

  11. Adam Roberts Says:

    You say that’s a sword. I believe it to be a pole, that extends several yards below and above the cover.

  12. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @RachelJ3—Apparently the co-author, Dianna Love, is not a NYT Best Selling Author, since the blurb would be plural if she were.

    Don’t you think, in the interests of full disclosure, the blurb should read: “#1 NYT Best Selling Author Sherrilyn Kenyon and pitiful also-ran, currently trailing Tat Wood in overall sales, Dianna Love”?

  13. Tat Wood Says:

    @Si: was this on Planet Sound? That’s a bit of a coup if it was.

  14. fearofmusic Says:

    ‘if dying is the cost… bring it’? really. a sergeant in the army once informed me’ It’s not your job to die for your country, it’s your job to make the other guy die for HIS country’. i think killing, rather than dying would be a more effective way of protecting the ones you love. unless you plan to stun your enemies with your stupidity long enough for your loved ones to flee.

  15. Tat Wood Says:

    This is the broadsword equivalent of the brief fad for album-cover selfies

  16. RachelJ Says:

    @Fear. “Dying” in this case is probably followed by “coming back as a super -powerful vampire”. Or something along those lines.

  17. A.R.Yngve Says:

    The way she holds the sword, do you think she’ll sissyfight with it (rather than fence)…?

  18. rev Says:

    @A.R.Yngve My guess is that she will use it to open large novelty envelopes.

  19. A.R.Yngve Says:

    “Her first test of strength was to hold The Sword Of Idiotic Design without cutting herself.”

  20. SI Says:

    @Tat Wood – Yes!! It was Planet Sound! 🙂

    We nearly sold one album because of it! Nearly…

    Thankfully we went on to bigger better things! We sold two to our local music shop!

  21. Tat Wood Says:

    @Si: Kudos.

    I speak as a former Voider (AKA ‘Mr Waverley’)

  22. SI Says:

    @Tat Wood! – SWEEEEEET! Being an avid hater of most music magazines, I used to read it all the time, well… the times I could resist not playing bamboozle. Although never read though The Void much. You write in about anything interesting? 😀 Does it compare to the Good Show Sir comment section?

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