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Re: HoA paperback cover
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2009, 05:15:22 PM »
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Re: HoA paperback cover
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2009, 03:15:31 PM »
The Vin on the paperback cover looks so much like one of my cousins that it causes this weird cognitive dissonance whenever I see it. Really kind of disturbing.

I thought the paperback cover for Final Empire was the worst. Oddly deformed Kelsier + Grim Reaper Inquisitor = FAIL.
Yes, this greatly bothers me as well.  When I bought the HoA paperback the other day I saw a version of the FE cover that was done in the style of the later releases and wanted to buy, but I'm poor.  I was already buying a copy of a book I already own, no need to buy two!

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Re: HoA paperback cover
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2009, 09:58:33 PM »
I will take any McGrath cover over the old paperback cover any day. That said, I'm a bit bummed that McGrath didn't go with a more washed-out/hazy look for the covers like he did with Jim Butcher's and Kat Richardson's novels. Considering the mist in Mistborn, I think he missed a great opportunity.
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Re: HoA paperback cover
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2009, 10:38:31 PM »
I will take any McGrath cover over the old paperback cover any day. That said, I'm a bit bummed that McGrath didn't go with a more washed-out/hazy look for the covers like he did with Jim Butcher's and Kat Richardson's novels. Considering the mist in Mistborn, I think he missed a great opportunity.

Too right.  The Dresden Files' covers are great.  The stories take place in Chicago, which definately is not as misty as Luthadiel.
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Re: HoA paperback cover
« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2009, 11:42:31 PM »
I will take any McGrath cover over the old paperback cover any day. That said, I'm a bit bummed that McGrath didn't go with a more washed-out/hazy look for the covers like he did with Jim Butcher's and Kat Richardson's novels. Considering the mist in Mistborn, I think he missed a great opportunity.

Too right. The Dresden Files' covers are great. The stories take place in Chicago, which definately is not as misty as Luthadiel.
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Re: HoA paperback cover
« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2009, 03:40:46 AM »
That was an oddly deformed Vin.

I think that just drives the point home XD
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Re: HoA paperback cover
« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2009, 04:16:41 PM »
I prefered the Final Empire original paperback it looked like a typical street urchin malnurished and all...which she was
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Re: HoA paperback cover
« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2009, 08:50:58 PM »
In that book she was, at least at the beginning... by the end of the book she's filled out and grown up some. By the third book she's around 19 or 20 or so, isn't she?

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« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2009, 08:55:28 PM »
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Re: HoA paperback cover
« Reply #24 on: May 11, 2009, 10:21:42 PM »
I saw underworld evolution on TV and the main character is an older version of what i imangined Vin to look like... she's hot
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Re: HoA paperback cover
« Reply #25 on: May 11, 2009, 11:16:08 PM »
I like the new paperbacks better than the hardcovers, but the hardcovers are all infinitely better than ugly vin. Yes, I am talking about the first FE paperback. It is, without a doubt, the scariest cover I have ever seen.
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Re: HoA paperback cover
« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2009, 12:35:42 AM »
I like the new paperbacks better than the hardcovers, but the hardcovers are all infinitely better than ugly vin. Yes, I am talking about the first FE paperback. It is, without a doubt, the scariest cover I have ever seen.
*shudder* I was so glad when the new PB covers did away with Ugly Vin.

As for the HoA PB, I quite liked seeing Elend there too. His uniform was a little too... oriental, though, imo. I mean, from the descriptions, I pictured a more Western (European) style uniform. Still, I like how fearless the couple looks.
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Re: HoA paperback cover
« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2009, 10:55:05 AM »
I saw underworld evolution on TV and the main character is an older version of what i imangined Vin to look like... she's hot

I believe I could accept the casting of Kate Beckinsale as Vin, if necessary. Though I think if there were a movie, I'd rather see a unknown actress who fits the role rather than a known actor/actress who forces the role to fit themselves.

I could not speak to miss Kate's acting ability. The Underworld movies weren't exactly classy cinema.


As for the HoA PB, I quite liked seeing Elend there too. His uniform was a little too... oriental, though, imo. I mean, from the descriptions, I pictured a more Western (European) style uniform. Still, I like how fearless the couple looks.

Yeah, I always imagined something in a more Victorian or even American military cut. But then again, perhaps that's all influenced by what I bring to the reading as a westerner. I certainly don't recall much detail about the cut aside from it mention of a high collar and it being white.
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Re: HoA paperback cover
« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2009, 08:59:30 PM »
They only did away with ugly Vin to put another ugo in her stead... but that's just my opinion
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