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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #420 on: July 03, 2017, 10:05:39 PM »
Looks more like a Harlequin Romance. I'm glad I took the risk though, despite the cover.

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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #421 on: July 04, 2017, 12:26:05 AM »
Looks more like a Harlequin Romance. I'm glad I took the risk though, despite the cover.

Yeah, I've never understood the whole thing of women on fantasy covers wearing armor that won't protect them very well just so they can show off their bodies. Seems impractical to me.

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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #422 on: July 11, 2017, 10:53:24 AM »
Looks more like a Harlequin Romance. I'm glad I took the risk though, despite the cover.

Yeah, I've never understood the whole thing of women on fantasy covers wearing armor that won't protect them very well just so they can show off their bodies. Seems impractical to me.

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« Reply #423 on: July 11, 2017, 12:12:55 PM »


Now this one doesn't excite me at all

Okay. That's bad. Really bad. What the hell does "Deals in Shadows even mean anyway?" Are people scared of his glowy sickle?

And crucially, is he about to do the Macarena?

I almost didn't buy this book because of its cover, and I think the man has an effing mullet! Thankfully, it's true: you CAN'T judge a book by its cover.



Eh, I think you can totally judge that one by its cover. Its Epic Fantasy from the early 80s/90s - impractical armour and good looks all round. I'd totally buy a book with that cover.

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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #424 on: July 23, 2017, 06:08:36 PM »
This was on my Goodread feed


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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #425 on: July 23, 2017, 06:43:28 PM »
Ohmygawd!
I don't know whether to laugh or cry :P
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« Reply #426 on: July 23, 2017, 09:20:51 PM »
Ohmygawd!
I don't know whether to laugh or cry :P

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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #427 on: July 24, 2017, 06:02:45 AM »
This was on my Goodread feed



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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #428 on: July 24, 2017, 06:21:29 AM »
*Hides his microscope and spectacles*

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« Reply #429 on: July 24, 2017, 07:52:05 AM »
Wow... I thought that usually there are half-naked guys only on the cover of romance novels, not fantasy ones. The microscopes and spectacles looked so out of place too...   ::)

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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #430 on: July 24, 2017, 07:53:03 AM »
*Hides his microscope and spectacles*

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This really made me laugh out loud!!! ;D
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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #431 on: July 24, 2017, 03:26:19 PM »


Maybe I'm not the target audience, but this cover is not making me want to read the book at all.

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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #432 on: July 24, 2017, 07:20:40 PM »


Maybe I'm not the target audience, but this cover is not making me want to read the book at all.

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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #433 on: August 06, 2017, 02:34:45 PM »


Okay guess what the story is about based on the cover

Spoiler for Hiden:
Jason Thanou has fought for the continued existence of humanity across the centuries.

As a special operations officer of the Temporal Regulatory Authority, he’s traveled though time to thwart the Transhumanists-genetically and mechanically enhanced beings that seek to destroy humanity-and their alien allies, the Teloi.

But for all his work, the Transhumanist Underground has never been defeated. In possession of the same time travel technology as the Temporal Regulatory Authority, the Transhumanists have been busy planting “time bombs” throughout recorded history.

Time bombs that are set to go off on The Day, when the secret history the Transhumanists have planted will be revealed, resulting in the overthrow of humanity.

Now, Jason Thanou, along with fellow TRA agents Alexandre Mondrago and Father Julian Casinde, must travel through Earth’s bloody history to ensure the survival of the human race.
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Re: Worst Fantasy Book Cover... Ever?
« Reply #434 on: August 06, 2017, 03:48:30 PM »


Okay guess what the story is about based on the cover

Spoiler for Hiden:
Jason Thanou has fought for the continued existence of humanity across the centuries.

As a special operations officer of the Temporal Regulatory Authority, he’s traveled though time to thwart the Transhumanists-genetically and mechanically enhanced beings that seek to destroy humanity-and their alien allies, the Teloi.

But for all his work, the Transhumanist Underground has never been defeated. In possession of the same time travel technology as the Temporal Regulatory Authority, the Transhumanists have been busy planting “time bombs” throughout recorded history.

Time bombs that are set to go off on The Day, when the secret history the Transhumanists have planted will be revealed, resulting in the overthrow of humanity.

Now, Jason Thanou, along with fellow TRA agents Alexandre Mondrago and Father Julian Casinde, must travel through Earth’s bloody history to ensure the survival of the human race.

Baen isn't exactly known for great covers, but this is a special level of terrible. If I were the author, I'd be embarrassed to have my name on this cover.