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I saw the theme for this weeks Top Ten was books and artwork so I was in. These are all covers I have really enjoyed over the years- and in picking these it's made me wonder if I shouldn't go back and revisit a couple of these. So here we go...
The Cats of Tanglewood Forest by Charles De Lint and Charles Vess.
A Circle of Cats by Charles De Lint and Charles Vess. These are the same story - TCoTF is a later expansion and re- release of the earlier story. Both are whimsical and fun, and I love the artwork with the cats and the lush greenery.
The Crystal Shard by R.A. Salvatore, cover art by Larry Elmore.
Golden Fool by Robin Hobb. Part of the Tawny Man series, itself an offshoot of the Royal Assassin series, this just had an awesome cover. A better version of it is below.
The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien. Ted Nasmith (along with John Howe) are two of the best Tolkien illustrators out there, for my money. This is the white ships arriving at Valinor, across the sea from Middle- Earth. I like to imagine going there with the elves...
Renegades of Pern by Anne McCaffrey. This is a Michael Whelan cover as well, I just like the sense of a caravan in a strange landscape... and of course dragons.
A Time of Exile by Katherine Kerr - I never actually read this, but have always loved this cover, especially the wraparound version with the elven camp in the distance. The lighted tents, the vast plains... here's the full thing.