Monday, August 8, 2016

Cover Characteristics Cloaked Figures



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- Cloaked Figures   


This is another rogue topic. What would fantasy be without the mysterious cloaked figure? 

The Crystal Shard (Forgotten Realms: Icewind Dale, #1; Legend of Drizzt, #4)

Kind of an old school fantasy favorite. 



I think this is a powerful cover, in spite of its age, with the white cloaked figures moving across the sand. It just seems very mysterious. 

Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms, #1)

Another white cloaked figure and I think it's one of the better covers for this series. 

The Rogue (Traitor Spy Trilogy, #2)

This one's not bad with the staff and the mysterious nature of it. 

First King of Shannara (The Original Shannara Trilogy, #0)

Some cloaked (I think) figures on a bridge in the distance- not bad. 

The Scions of Shannara (Heritage of Shannara, #1)

This is your quintessential faceless cloaked figure being all threatening and stuff. Could be a LoTR cover with a few changes.  

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)

It's kinda hard to see but he is wearing a cloak. Oh and forget the guy on the show- this is how I picture Jon Snow. 

A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2)

This is of course Melisandre and Stannis before a zillion re- releases. 

Bright Smoke, Cold Fire (Untitled, #1)

I love this cover with the white cloaked figures around a well or portal of some kind- almost looks like a mysterious group of priestesses. My favorite. 

17 comments:

  1. Bright Smoke, Cold Fire is my favorite as well. I like cloaked figure covers. My daughter read a series called the Ranger's Apprentice for awhile and the covers were super spooky and if I remember right featured a cloaked figure.

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    1. It's such a mysterious cover! And I have seen those Ranger's Apprentice books around- they do have nice covers.

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  2. I love the mysterious atmosphere that cloaked figures bring to book covers. I know this isn't a book, but the Assassin's Creed cover with a cloaked man gave me chills. And, of course, Game of Thrones! I finished the first one recently and am really really really excited for the second! Do you like Robb Stark? I have a bit of a soft spot for him, and Daenarys.

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    1. I do too. And yes I think I've some Assassin's creed artwork, and I agree- very nice.

      Love Game of Thrones, and hope you like the second one. It's a good book. I do like Robb, he tries a lot to be like Ned and I admire that. Dany has quite the story too- books two and three are fabulous and I hope you enjoy the story!

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  3. Nice picks!! I love cloaked figures on book covers. The Falling Kingdoms and Bright Smoke Cold Fire covers are my favorites on here, but I really like most of these covers! :D

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  4. great picks! I like the Morgan Rhodes and the Rosamund Hodge covers the best.

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  5. Bright Smoke Cold Fire is definitely my favorite. I saw that one on Edelweiss and was so tempted to request it lol, but I refrained since I'm not sure I'd actually like the story itself. I also like Falling Kingdoms and The Rogue. And you're right, that one cover really does have that quintessential faceless cloaked figure being all evil. I suppose no list of cloaked figures would be complete without one of those!

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    1. Yeah I don't think Bright Smoke is my kind of book, but that cover... pretty amazing. Some books just have it. I always like The Falling Kingdoms covers too, seems like.

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  6. Oooh I like these! I agree with you about the cover for Dune- I probably would have never given it a second glance, but when I did, it IS quite compelling! And I LOVE the covers for Bright Smoke Cold Fire- though I have to say, the cover was better than the book for me, sadly. The cover for Falling Kingdoms is great too, I love the sense of action!

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    1. There's something about that Dune cover I like. And Bright Smoke, Cold fire has an amazing cover- sorry to hear it wasn't quite as good. I'm not sure I'll read it but I can look at that covr all day. lol

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  7. I like Dune -- it's obviously very retro, but that's why I like it!

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    1. Me too! I like the retro nature of it... sometimes those covers work!

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  8. Bright Smoke, Cold Fire is probably my favorite as well. Nice choice of covers!

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    1. Thank you, that's definitely the fave of the bunch!

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  9. DUNE! DUNE! DUNE! I love the Dune books. Can you tell? XD

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  10. Never seen Falling Kingdoms before! Looks great!
    Thanks for joining in last week :)

    Sugar & Snark

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