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Book Cover Smackdown! ‘Lord of Souls’ vs. ‘Myths of Origin’ vs. ‘Seed’

Calling all armchair art critics! It’s time once again for another Book Cover Smackdown!

Here are today’s contenders…

Your Mission (should you choose to accept it): Tell us which cover you like best and why.

Books shown here:

NOTE: Bigger, better cover art images are available by clicking the images or title links.

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7 Comments on Book Cover Smackdown! ‘Lord of Souls’ vs. ‘Myths of Origin’ vs. ‘Seed’

  1. I like the aesthetic of the Keyes novel the best.


    Sometimes in my own photography, I’ll do effects to capture “old time” looks to photos. This cover is similarly harkening back to an earlier age.



  2. Richard R. // October 5, 2011 at 3:27 pm //

    I agree, the Keyes cover is the most interesting and attractive.

  3. They’re all good this time, but the tree on the Valente is just beautiful, and with the light and colors behind it is the winner.

    But this was a hard one.

  4. Yes, they are all good.  ‘Myths of Origin’ is my favorite because of the wonderful colors and it just has beautiful detail.  ‘Seed’ would be second place because the design is unqiue.  I would definitely pick those two up and look inside.

  5. They are all quite lovely covers, but I have to agree with Laszio, the Valente cover is stunning. The colours bring it to life and it stands out.

  6. I like all three, but “Seed” tops the others for me.  Sheer atmosphere.

  7. I have to agree with everyone else, all three are solid this time out.  It’s a hard call.  All of them seem to pretty much nail exactly what they want to.  The type of story you’re in the mood for is the cover you’re going to be drawn to.  So with that said, I guess today, Myths of Origin is the winner for me.  But a week ago it might have been one of the other two.

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