Judging A Book

Judging A Book By Its Cover: The Wars of Vis

This is my weekly post where I highlight and appreciate cover designs and the general physical appearance of books. We all judge book covers to some extent. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I do purchase special editions of books and multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

More Tanith! As you all know, I’m wild about the Daw reprints that started coming out last year (no, I’m not sponsored, just obsessed) and as I collect them, I’m featuring their vintage counterparts. So today I bring you the Wars of Vis trilogy!

Daw Vintage:
The Storm Lord, 1976, cover art by Gino D’Achille
Anackire, 1983, cover art by Michael Whelan, ISBN: 0879978627
The White Serpent, 1988, cover art by Sanjulian, ISBN: 086772672

Daw reprints:
They all feature cover art by Bastien Lecouffe Deharme and were released in 2017
The Storm Lord, ISBN: 9780756411176
Anackire, ISBN: 9780756411114
The White Serpent, ISBN: 9780756411039

Nelson Doubleday (book club edition) with cover art by Carl Lundgren

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