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The Friday Face-Off: Peace is Poor Reading
The Price of War (Long Prince Quaret #3-#4) by Daniel Abraham
Orb Books – US Cover
Cover art by Stephan Martiniere
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Orbit – UK Cover
Cover art by (?)
The Friday Face-Off Winner is…
Orb Books – US Cover; Cover art by Stephan Martiniere
The only thing I don’t like about the US cover is the color brightness! They look slightly… dull. If you just turn up the brightness, just a tad bit, those red flags and streamers, and the yellow glare from the Sun being the tower would POP!
The UK cover… the book is called “Season of War” and you’re telling me, the genius idea for a cover was “a red background, with basic white front for the title, and one generic looking soldier”. There US cover has a whole squadron of soldiers on horseback ready to charge!
Notice that have different titles for the US and UK omnibuses?
Which cover do you think is the best?