We’re starting a new feature here on Chapter Break called Chat About Covers. ‘Cause you know we all judge books by covers, whether we admit it or not. We judge the style, the color and font choices, and just the overall look. That might not keep us from reading the book, but we do still judge.
Why is there a trend to have only a sword on a cover? I know nothing about this book by this cover. Other than there is a Viking and he has a Sword. Why is there a sword? Is it a fantasy with magical sword fights? Is this an epic battle over property or pillaging? Probably, because Viking, but still. Give me more on a cover!
I do like the font. And the purple mist is kinda neat.
I actually like this cover. I would totally pick this book up in the book store and read the blurb on the back! I’m interested in knowing who owns this sword.
I like the daisy/sun indentation in the hilt. It’s probably a sun, as that’s way more “manly”. But hey, maybe this is a woman’s sword and she like’s daisies.
I like the purple mist, too. And I’m hoping this is some sort of fantasy novel about Vikings. Who come running out of the purple mist, with swords drawn, like the dead in Return of the King.
What are your thoughts on this cover?