I was in the bookstore the other day, and saw the new cover for Dawn Cook’s “First Truth” (on the left). Now that Kim Harrison has officially come out as Dawn Cook (or is it the other way around?), Ms Harrison’s name is prominently displayed on the cover.
It’s been a while since I read the Truth books and while I can’t quite remember the plot now (put this down to my dismal memory as opposed to a non-recommendation for this series), I do recall hunting down all the books in the Truth series after reading the first. I’m a bit lukewarm about the new covers – I think the slightly nostalgic part of me prefers the original old-school fantasy covers (see right), but I’ve a feeling the rebranded covers will reach a new audience.
Speaking of covers, I am massively impressed with The Book Smugglers’ Cover Matters essay on whitewashing – it’s evident that a lot of thought, effort, and passion has gone into this, and it is, well, inspiring. I’ve been more or less absent from blogland for the past month or so, and am not up to speed with the ins and outs of the recent “Magic Under Glass” cover controversy, but their essay is well worth a read and I am certainly going to visit the links listed in their post when I’ve a moment.