Monday, July 11, 2016

Cover Characteristics- Mythological Creatures



Cover Characteristics is a meme by Sugar and Snark- every week a characteristic is selected and we post 5 books with that week's theme.  


This week's pick- Mythological Creatures   


This is a rogue theme I'm doing this week, I've been kinda holding this one in reserve for a topic that I wasn't feeling. So here we go... creatures of myth and legend. From winged snakes in a steaming jungle to the creatures of Greek myth, from dragons wheeling through the clouds to a unicorn in a sun dappled glade, there's no shortage of covers for this topic, so I went with ones I really liked or just wanted to showcase. 

The Voyage of the Basilisk (The Memoirs of Lady Trent #3)  

I've heard good things about this book, and I like the coloring of the dragon.  

Tides  

In some ways this is my favorite, I just think it's a great cover. It looks especially good as a hardcover and I'm glad I have a copy of this one. This book is about a selkie and is set off the shore of New Hampshire- I liked it.

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 Faeries are a favorite subject, I like their dark and mysterious nature and you can tell so many kinds of stories- from lighthearted romps to seriously dark tales. 

   
This is probably my favorite- I love the storm tossed seas and the perspective is like someone in the water.   

Dragon Magazine 158-A by Wizards of the Coast

Another favorite - I chose to go with dragons several times (let's face it, I like the covers). I like this one for the isolated nature of the setting- and notice the thief hiding below the nest. He better hope she's doesn't find him... 



Another issue of Dragon but this one I like for the whimsical nature and the rather varied treasure hoard. I blew this one up so it's a little easier to see. 

  

I've used this one before but I'm fond of the unicorn and the sunlight shining down. 

Centaur Aisle (Xanth #4)

I like this one for the cockatrices and there's a centaur too, so we have all kinds of stuff going on 



You can never have too many gryphon covers

Fablehaven (Fablehaven, #1)

I like this one for the brightly colored fae creatures

15 comments:

  1. I've liked the Marie Brennan covers but have not gotten around to reading any of them yet. I also like the faerie cover.

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    1. I like those too. I kinda want to read them!

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  2. I love the Basilisk cover too. It looks almost like an Audubon print. I also love both Dragon covers. The dragon sitting in the hoard of treasures just captures the imagination and how can I resist the unicorn? Great topic even if you did go rogue!

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    1. That Basilisk cover is a good one. It's the first one i found and I thought perfect! And I couldn't resist the Dragon covers- they seemed appropriate!

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  3. The Basilisk cover reminds me of my students discovering and arguing points of the megalodon during our Shark Week project this past year (it's really two months of project). I really like the TIDES cover.

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  4. Wow! I love this theme! I should do this theme some other time! Here’s my Cover Characteristic!

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    1. Yeah I'd love to see your picks!

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  5. It was such a hard week, I love your theme! Fun to look for all the creatures. Thanks for stopping by my Covers post earlier!

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    1. It was a tough week. I had to go rogue. :) And thanks- you had some good ones!

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    2. I also like the color of that basilisk dragon thing. But Tides is my favorite cover, and it sounds like a book I might like.

      I don't love that one with the dragon in the water because that looks like my nightmare lol. I would never want to be in stormy seas like that! But really, their boat has a dragon head carving and a dragon on the sail, so they were kind of asking for it lol.

      I didn't even notice the thief on that one cover until you pointed it out! The thief makes it better lol.

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    3. Tides is my favorite- either that or the dragon in the water thing. I like the colors of that one- and yeah how ironic is it that they have a dragon sail and then- that happens! lol and yeah the thief is easy to miss- I kinda hope she catches him though. :)

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  6. Oh, great idea for cover characteristics! I imagine you had a plethora of covers to choose from. I like the basilisk and faeries covers and all of the dragons.

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  7. No man! You should have nominated it so that we ALL can list our favorite mythological creatures. Those I'll be able to find.... Balconies was tough. But I got a few. Love your post and the creatures. Imagine dragons.... http://marelithalkink.blogspot.co.za/2016/07/cover-characteristics-balconies.html

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  8. What a great rogue week! Love all those covers :)
    Thanks for joining in last week :)

    Sugar & Snark

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